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.
** 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!
EXCITING NEWS!! ~ As of March 1, Willow Wood Market has a booth at Grandma's Attic Antique shop on 3rd St. in downtown Bemidji! We have mostly fun, funky junk in our booth, but I do have some wool there as well. Stop by, it's a wonderful shop! It also frees up space at Willow Wood for more fabric, wool, kits and of course inspiration!
Sept. 21 ~ Join us for the 19th annual Harvest Festival! 9am - 4pm, Willow Wood Market, Bemidji, MN
Join us for this great event! We have an outdoor quilt show featuring quilts from all over the area. Last year we hung 135 quilts from clotheslines around the shop. Beautiful! Our featured quilter this year is long arm quilter Dolly McGrath. Her quilts are stunning!
We also have 25 vendors who do everything from hand made soap, mittens, pottery, and jewelry, to bittersweet, dried fall arrangements, produce, and of course our Funky Junk vendors! There will be demonstrations and hands on learning opportunities on traditional Native American quillwork on birch bark, needle felting, rug hooking and more! Our food both will once again feature wild rice soup and homemade desserts with all of the proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club of Bemidji.
If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com or call 218.759.2310.
Sept. 28 - 29 ~ Vending at the St. Cloud Heritage Quilters Quilt Show. St. Ben's campus, St. Joseph, MN
Sat. Oct. 19 ~ Teaching dimensional needle felting at Up North Quilt Shop, International Falls, MN. Contact Up North for registration information.
Oct. 25 - 26 ~ Vending at the Northstar Quilters Quilt Show. Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND
Nov. 11-13 ~ Vending and teaching at Lake Beauty Quilt Retreat. Long Prairie, MN
Nov. 15 -17 ~ Fall Quilt Retreat at Hiawatha Beach Resort, Walker, 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!