Stitches, the Stray Threads Quilt Guild’s biennial quilt show, is returning to Bothell Oct. 26-27.
One hundred fifty handmade quilts by guild members will be on display at the International Union of Operating Engineers Union Hall. The quilt show will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A $7 donation is requested for entrance to the show and parking is free.
Stray Threads is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 with more than 150 members dedicated to aiding individuals in the study of quilting and fabric arts and to provide quilts and other handcrafted objects to charities in the Puget Sound and beyond.
This year’s featured artist is Linda Hadden. Hadden has been creating quilts since 1986. For the last eight years, she has concentrated on art quilts, using thread painting and raw edge applique.
Hadden said art quilts are the most satisfactory to her because she can “stir peoples’ emotions” with them. Her quilts have earned her several awards.
Stitches will also feature a demonstration each morning and afternoon by four different quilting professionals: Anita Peluso of Bloomin Workshop, Nancy Lee Chong of Pacific Rim Quilt Co., Patricia Belye of Okan Arts, Judy White of Featherweights to Quilting LLC.
The quilt show will also feature various vendors with booths: Quilting Mayhem, Clearview Designs, Threadmongers, Back Porch Quilts, Marbled Arts and Treehouse Studio.
Additionally, Stitches will offer a raffle quilt, “Rainbow of Shooting Stars” and measures 95 inches by 96 inches. Various hands contributed to creating the quilt. Fabric kits were cut and many Stray Threads members sewed the individual blocks and the pieced sashing strips. Others helped appliqué the stars onto the background squares and then the center circles onto the blocks. Once assembled by Kathy Harris and Kathleen Wragg-Baker, the quilt was given to Barbara Dau to appliqué the border sections.
Tickets are available for $1 each from guild members and will be on sale at the quilt show. Raffle ticket sales are restricted to within Washington state. The raffle drawing will be held on Nov. 1.
While the quilt show is not competitively judged, all guests are invited to vote for their favorites. Monies raised from the quilt show support the quilt guild’s charitable activities.
More information about Stitches and Stray Threads can be found at www.straythreads.org.