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 ~ 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.
Published again! YAY! I am so honored that Wool Works magazine asked me to once again design a project for their beautiful magazine! My project, called Soft Summer Blooms is in the Summer 2018 issue and just came out a couple weeks ago. I have kits and the magazine at the shop or I'd be happy to ship!
Ap. 27 - 28 ~ Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail. Willow Wood Market, Bemidji. This self guided studio cruise includes 8 Bemidji area fiber artists at 5 trail locations. I'm excited that Patty Lovegreen will be setting up a mini studio at Willow Wood for the weekend! She has her needle felted bowls as well as many beautiful weaving pieces. She will be demoing needle felting and if you'd like, you can make an adorable little needle felted bear. Cost of materials is 15.00. Patty and I will supply all the tools needed. talking about her art both days! We will have make and takes, refreshments, and a whole lot of fun! Plan to join us! Maps are available when you stop by or you can download one at www.midwestfiberartstrails.org
Sat. May 5 - Teaching and Vending at International Quilt Day - North Star Quilters - Grand Forks, ND
May 11 -12 ~ Vending at the Metro Quilt Show. Fargo, ND
May 31 - June 2 ~ Vending at the Black Hills Quilter's Show, Rapid City SD.
July 2 - 17 ~ Willow Wood Market will be closed... We get to go to Alaska!! Yippee!
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. Before you make plans to come to the shop however, please do email me or call me to make sure I will be around.
Sat. Sept. 15 ~ 19th Annual Harvest Festival! Join for this fun filled day featuring our outdoor quilt show and Funky Junk Market! We will have junk vendors as well as hand made soaps, hand dyed yarn, pottery, jewelry, wood working, dried arrangements, produce and much more! Check back for more details!
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!