First Wed. of each month - Willow Wood Market Quilt Club
*** Second Thursday of each month - Wild and Wooly Women of Willow Wood! It's free, and you can choose 10am or 1pm... whatever time fits your schedule. If you have ever wanted to know more about stitching or playing with wool, this is a great place to come. We have door prizes, refreshments, instruction, and a whole lot of fun! Bring your own project or purchase one from us. Call or email to check on any schedule changes. firstname.lastname@example.org or 759.2310
*** Third Wed of each month - Stitch and B#?!* is back! 5:30pm - Come and work on a project, any project! It's free... the only rule is... no machines! This is a chance to start, work on, or finish any hand work you have stuffed in a basket!
Check with me about upcoming rug hooking and wool applique classes.
NEW ARRIVALS and FUN STUFF
RUG HOOKING SUPPLIES - We have always carried the traditional rug hooks by Mosimer, but we now carry the Oxford Rug Punch Needle, hoops, rug hooking frames, linen and wonderful ideas and patterns for you to make. Contact us about upcoming classes!
**NOTE ~Willow Wood Market now has a wool strip cutter for rug hooking. If you purchase your wool at Willow Wood, you can cut it for free! Contact us for more information.
VINTAGE WOOL ~ I love the feel of old wool! I have 8x8, 1/8 and 1/4 yard cuts of old blankets that I've felted up and are ready to be used for your primitive and not so primitive projects. Some even have patches to add to their charm! I have some great samples stitched up to inspire you... The colors vary from army greens and cream to softer greens, pinks and peach.
We carry Valdani hand dyed variegated size 8 pearl cotton. The colors are gorgeous! We will still have all the wonderful solid colors of DMC, but I thought it might be fun to offer the Valdani as well.
Willow Wood now has a great corner of the shop dedicated to fun and funky junk, and the whole backroom is now filled with our seasonal and Scandinavian inventory. Come check it out!
** More wool... lots more wool! We have expanded our wool area and have hundreds of pieces and colors of wool in sizes ranging from 6"x7" to 1/4 yard pieces of our beautiful hand dyes and 8"x8" to 1 yard cuts of our mill dyed wool. As always, all of our wool is washed, dried, and ready for you to play with. Give us a call for specific colors.
** Willow Wood carries many great books on wool applique, from the very primitive by Maggie Bonanomi to traditional by Kim Diehl as well as most everything in between.
** We believe that anything that can be appliqued in cotton can have more dimension and interest if appliqued with wool!
** Our beautiful wool, cotton fabric, and samples around the shop will inspire you and I will do my best to motivate you!
***WOOLY CLASSES ~ Customized to fit your busy schedule! Get a group of friends, co~workers, or family together for a couple hours of stitching fun! Call to schedule a time. Instruction is free, and a kit purchase is required. Kit prices vary. This a great way to learn this fun, fast technique called wool applique! Daytime or evenings avilable. Minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 people per class.
I do understand vacation and travel plans are somewhat set for people well in advance, and even though I don't have regular business hours, I do try to be in the shop on a more regular basis in the summer. Fall is very busy as I vend and teach at various places across the upper Midwest. Before you make plans to come to the shop, please do email me or call me to make sure I will be around. I'd love for you to come to Willow Wood!
Sat. Feb. 2 ~ Trunk Show and rug hooking with the Oxford Needle class for the North Star Quilt Guild, Grand Forks, ND.
Fe. 9 - Teaching wool dryer balls and dimensional needle felting at Ely Folk School, Ely, MN
Feb. 22/23 ~ 6th annual Creative Spirit Fiber Festival! Calvary Lutheran Church, Bemidji. I partner with Watermark Art Center for this fun day exploring all things fiber! We will have classes on Friday evening. On Saturday, there will be vendors, mini classes on knitting, crochet, quilting, soap felting, wool feather trees, rug hooking, spool knitting, peg loom weaving, and more, plus trunk shows and demos.
Our Trunk Shows this year feature Sue Harmon, quilt historian and appraiser presenting, A Quilt Walk and will showcase quilts from the mid1800s - present, and Karen Goulet, fiber artist presenting Star Quilts in Native American Culture. Many area star quilters will be showcased. Both speakers are very knowledgeable and their talks will be fascinating!
Friday night classes will include Slip Stitch knitting with Liz Towers, Hardanger with Roz Watnemo, Cavandoli knotting with Karen Forbes, Rug hooking with the Oxford needle with me, and Quilling on birch bark with Cari Tabor. All Friday classes are from 5pm-9pm. The 20.00 class registration fee includes admittance on Sat. Your spot will be held for 1 week to allow you time to send your registration fee. The Friday night classes are filling fast! Some only have 1 or 2 openings. Please contact Willow Wood Market to register. 218.759.2310 or email me at email@example.com Hope to have you join us!
Mar. 21-23 ~ Teaching and vending at the Minot Quilt Show, Minot, ND
April 13 ~ Teaching and vending at Bay Window Schoolhouse, Perham, MN
April 26-27 ~ Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail ~ Bemidji. Willow Wood Market will once again be part of this self guided studio/shop cruise. Lots of wonderful fiber artists involved. Stephanie Showalter will have her beautiful hand dyed yarn at my shop for the weekend. Check back for more details!
May 2-4 ~ Vending at the Fargo Quilt Show, Fargo ND.
May 9-11 ~ Vending at the Fergus Falls Quilt Show, Fergus Falls, MN
June 6-8 ~ Vending at the Rapid City Quilt Show, Rapid City SD.
If you would like more information about any of these great quilting events, or would like to invite us to yours, contact us. We love to road trip!