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Newsletter 14 November 2019
Hello Y'All,

Been much too long since I sat down to chat with you.  So let me remedy that 

now and share some new information with you!

Things to Remember

The dates for the 2019 Festival are September 13, 14 and 15. 

On the 13th & 14 doors will open at 10 AM and close at 5 PM.  On the 15th,  the hours will be from 10 AM to 3 PM.  Hope you will plan to join us for this 20th anniversary celebration of the Festival!

I will be reminding you of more dates to remember in future newsletters. 
 
FEATURED QUILTERS:


The Nationally Featured Quilter is Shannon Gillman Orr.  The Locally Featured Quilters are Pat Lucarelli and Susie Golden (mother/daughter duo).  You can read about all these special quilters on our web site www.wallawallaquiltfestival.org.  The site should be updated with all the 2019 information and will be updated with Pat and Susie soon.  

When you go on the web site you will see that our challenge theme for this year is "CELEBRATE".  As stated above, this is our 20th year for the Festival, and we hope to make it just as, if not more than, welcoming and special as it has been in the past.  These small quilts will be judged by our Nationally Featured Quilter and cash prizes will be presented to the first, second and third place winners.  For full details, on size and other particulars, check our the challenge page on the web site.  

FEBRUARY:


This past month was filled with snow days, more snow days, and then again some more.  But finally the sun is out and we are slowly thawing out.  We fared well and were not completely snow bound thanks to hubby and his little snow plow tractor.   For once I was somewhat prepared with food, so all went well with us.  Hope you all were able to stay warm and dry.  The good thing about it -  if any kind of weather calls for us to spend time in the sewing room, it is snow time.  I finished two quilts and have a good start on a third large applique.  Yeah!  It was a good month  for quilting.  Still can't see much of the floor of my sewing room.  Why spend time cleaning when you can Quilt?  


THINGS TO REMEMBER:


Even experienced quilters sometimes get sloppy or forget the important basics in quilting.  On that note, Geta Gamma has put together a "Time Saving Tips" document that all of us can benefit from.  She has graciously granted permission for us to share it with you.   There is also a document on quilting tools.  So for this edition of the newsletter, there are lots of tips and tricks to be found at the following link:
https://www.getasquiltingstudio.com/pdf/tutorials/productivity%20tips.pdf?ck_subscriber_id=325704514.  If the link doesn't work for you, if you to go www.GetasQuiltingStudion.com and search for Time Saving Tips, that should bring up the document for you.

SO, THAT'S IT FOLKS:

Short and Sweet for this time.  Hope to be a bit more timely in the future.  In the meantime, I always enjoy hearing from you all.  You can contact me at the email address:  info@wallawallaquiltfestival.org, or through the website.  Would love to see what you are working on or if you have tips or tricks to share with all of us.  Take care, Stay Warm, and Keep on Quilting!!.



As ever,

Cathy Wiese
Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival
541-938-6130




 
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