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. email@example.com or 759.2310
*** Third Wed of each month - Stitch and B#?!* is back! 5pm - 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 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.
Willow Wood Market has a booth at Grandma's Attic Antique Mall on 3rd Street and Irvine Ave. in downtown Bemidji. In addition to the fun antiques and funky junk, we have a nice selection of wool in various sizes in our booth. We also have a few small wool applique kits. Stop by and check it out!
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!
Thanks so much to all who have attended our annual Harvest Festival for the last 19 years. We have decided that 2019 was the final one. Willow Wood Market will continue to be open by chance or appointment. I will be scheduling classes in the shop as my schedule allows, so check back often!
Amid these trying and uncertain times, we all need to pull together. Though for now we must remain physically apart, remember that we are all tied together with the thread of our creative spirit! Stay safe, stay home (if you can), and stitch! I want to thank medical staffs, teaching staffs, law enforcement, grocery store workers, any of you who are putting yourselves at risk to keep us, our kids, and grandkids safe, healthy and fed. You truly are heroes!
If you would like to order any items from my website, I am shipping orders, or if you live in the Bemidji area, you can do curbside pickup. I may even consider delivery! Give me a call!
***These organizations did not make the decision to cancel their events lightly. I respect their decisions, and fully support them.
Mar. 26 - 29 ~ Teaching and Vending at the Minot Prairie Quilters annual Quilt Festival, Minot, ND CANCELLED
April 4 ~ Teaching at Bay Window's Quilter's Schoolhouse, Perham, MN POSTPONED
May 1 - 2 ~ Vending at the Fargo Quilt Show, Fargo, ND CANCELLED
May 7 ~ Trunk Show and teaching for the St. Cloud Heritage Quilters Guild, St. Cloud, MN POSTPONED until Aug. 6 and class on Aug. 7
June 5 - 7 ~Vending and teaching at the Rapid City Quilt Show, Rapid City, SD - CANCELLED
Aug. 1 - 2 ~ Vending at the Fargo Fiber Festival, Fairgrounds, Fargo, ND CANCELLED
Sept. 14 ~ Presenting a Trunk Show and teaching for the Rochester day and evening Quilt Guilds, Rochester, MN
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 ~ Teaching at NORSK HOSTFEST, Minot, ND CANCELLED
Oct. 16 - 17 ~ Vending at Loon Country Quilters Quilt Show. Grand Rapids, MN CANCELLED
Nov. 5 - 7 ~ Vending and teaching at the Capitol Quilters Quilt Show. Bismarck, ND
Nov.12 ~ Trunk Show and Class for the Mankato Quilt Guild
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!
Check out the Classes page for a schedule of classes Willow Wood Market will be offering in Nov and early Dec., plus a picture of these adorable projects. They will be easily finished in time for gift giving or to give your home a warm cozy look for the holidays!