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, 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
WOOL THREAD from Spain! - Moire Rustic Wool thread. 100% wool, the colors are beautiful, and they are only 5.50 per spool! They coordinate perfectly with our wool for your applique projects!!
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 ~ I recently purchased 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.
I've been doing some re-arranging and 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 an 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.
2017 - OUR 20TH YEAR!! I can't believe it's been 20 years since Willow Wood Market opened, and I just want to thank my family for their ongoing support and love, and to my customers for joining me on all kinds of really fun quilting and stitching adventures! Hope you can join me for even more fun in the coming years! Thank you!
EXCITING NEWS!! One of my designs is being featured in the new magazine, Wool Works! The fall issue is just their third, but it is a wonderfully creative and information packed publication! They are only 11.00 and have many fun wool applique and rug hooked patterns. I'd be happy to ship you one! (my picture is even in it!
Thanks so much to everyone for attending the Harvest Festival last weekend! It turned out to be another wonderfully successful event! We had over 130 quilts on display. Marilyn Bujalski won the People's Choice with her Snowy Owl... BEAUTIFUL!!
We also made over 2,000.00 for the Boys and Girls Club of Bemidji selling wild rice soup and desserts! YAY!
Oct. 20 - 21 - Vending at North Star Quilters Quilt Show - Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND
Sat. Oct. 28 - Teaching at Up North Quilt Shop in International Falls. Check with Missy at Up North for registration info. The class is almost full!
Nov. 10 -12 ~ Annual Fall Willow Wood Market Quilt Retreat at Hiawatha Beach Resort, Walker, MN.
This retreat is full, but if you are interested in a "I Just want to Get Away Wild and Wooly Weekend" this winter, be in touch. I don't have a lot of details, but am gathering names to see if there is interest. It would be held at Hiawatha Beach Resort like my quilt retreats, but could include a few optional mini class offerings in rug hooking, wool applique, knitting, weaving, spinning... be in touch!
Feb. 23 - 24 ~ CREATIVE SPIRIT FIBER FESTIVAL - Calvary Lutheran Church, Bemidji, MN This is an "All things Fiber" event! It is co coordinated by Willow Wood Market and Watermark Art Center. On Friday evening there will be classes in knitting, basketry, rug hooking, wet felting and quilting. You must pre register for these. On Sat. there will be a Vendor Market featuring hands on demos, supplies and information for quilting, knitting, wool applique, rug making, basket making, handmade soaps, and more! There will also be free mini classes and trunk shows throughout the day on spinning, weaving, quilting, knitting, needle felting, crochet and much more! Door Prizes! Plan to join us for the whole day! 10.00 admission.
Mar. 16 - 18 ~ Vending and teaching at the Minot Quilt Show, Minot, ND
Mar. 23 - 24 ~ Vending at the New Ulm Quilt Show, New Ulm, MN
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!