June 2021 Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival Newsletter

 25 June 2022

Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival Newsletter
June 2021


I hope you are all enjoying the comfortable sunshine and warmer spring days!  I’ve loved the weather for outdoor walks and work in the garden!
The  Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival team members are busy planning and preparing for this years’ festival!  I’d like to also say “Thank you” in advance, to our supporters from the Walla Walla Quilt Guild!  These men and women are a great support, helping with the hanging of quilts, greeting attendees at the entrance doors, and most importantly helping with the takedown of quilts and safely returning them to the owner who shared their lovely quilts! 

Clarifications, Questions and Guidelines

If ever you are unsure about specifications on times, rules, sizes, deadlines, etc; all your questions and guidelines are also listed on the website, wallawallaquiltfestival.org  

Important Reminders

2021 Quilt Show Dates and Hours
Friday and Saturday, September 17 - 18
10 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 19, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

2021 Quilt Registration Dates

Quilt Registration begins July 1, 2021
Registration may be placed electronically or via mail.


2021 Quilt Delivery Dates

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday; September 11th and 12th
Deliver your quilt/s to the Floral Building, Walla Walla Fairgrounds

2021 Quilt Pick up

Community Building, Walla Walla County Fairgrounds
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
September 20, 2021

$$$  “Portal Quilt CHALLENGE”  $$$

Create you interpretation in a piece that is any shape, but the combined total of all sides of the quilt cannot be less than 72 inches nor more that 160 inches.
The Challenge quilts will be judged on:
Appropriateness to theme
Use of color 
The decision of the judge will be final.  Cash prizes will be awarded:
1st place - $250             2nd place - $150            3rd place - #75.00
All in all, attendance on Friday and Saturday will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite challenge quilt.  Only one will be chosen as “People’s Choice”.  The People’s Choice winner will be announced on Sunday.

Local Featured Quilter

We are so delighted that Judy Benzel will honor us by providing a booth full of colorful and amazing quilts!  Nobody can keep up with her production and skill in quilt making!  Her booth will be a fun spot to visit!

2021 National Featured Quilter Jill Finley

I hope that many of you have had opportunities to read and explore Jill’s websites.  She has the most delightful personality and energy to teach and share tips and tricks to help us all become our best of selves’ quilters.  She has a very successful method for appliqué.  I’m curious to ask her, “How many lines of fabric have you designed?”  I just know it is a lot, and they are always bright, fresh and cheerful!
Here are several ways to learn more about Jill and view some of her works: 

Website:  jillilystudio.com
Studio Blog:  jillilystudioblog.com
Instagram:   instagram.com/jillilystudio
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/jillilystudio
YouTube: youtube.com/user/jillilystudio
Free Website Tutorials

Quilt Fabric and Pattern by Jill Finley

I’ll close with a tip shared by Eddie and Terri.  They were sharing a “sew day” when I stopped for a brief visit and they showed me this amazing quilters tape for keeping a straight line while sewing.  It is called, “Diagonal Seem Tape…Cluck, Cluck, Sew”!  I was told Missouri Star carries it for online purchase.

The tape lays smooth and sticks firmly, yet is easy to replace as needed.
Keep well Friends!
Cathy Spanish

PO Box 1471, Walla Walla, Washington
Phone Number:  (509)676-7757
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