WSQ Events for 2018

WSQ meets quarterly
2426 N. Discovery Place
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Meeting Time: 1:00 & 7:00pm

2018 Membership Meetings:
  • Sept 27th

    2019 Membership Meetings:
  • Jan 24th
  • April 25th
  • July 25th
  • September 26th

    2018 Board Meetings:
  • Dec 12nd

    2019 Board Meetings:
  • Jan 9th
  • March 13th
  • June 12th
  • August 14th
  • December 11th

    Click here for information about Centerplace and meetings

    Meeting Speakers 2018/19

  • April 26- Meg Hawkey
  • July 26- Kimberly Einmo
  • Sept 27- Becky Goldsmith
  • Jan 24, 2019- Kathy McNeil
  • April 25, 2019- Laura Fogg

    Click here for more information about speakers and workshops

    Quilting Bees
    We sew and have fun together for a day.
    The next Quilting Bees are:

  • February 10
  • May 5
  • August 11
  • October 13

    Click here for more information about the Quilting Bees

    Yard Sale
    2019 - TBA
    8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    West Central Community Center
    1603 North Belt
    Click here for more information

    Charity Central
    The third Thursday of every month is kitting day

    Bus Trips
    August 18 - Shop Hop

    Click here for more information

    40th Annual Quilt Show
    "Ruby Jubilee"
    October 19 thru 21, 2018
    (Sunday 10:00-4:00)

    Spokane County Fair & Expo Center
    404 N. Havana Spokane, WA 99202

    WSQ's quilt show features over 500 quilts, Merchant Mall, three days of speakers and demonstrations, and a boutique.

    If you have any troubles with the online quilt registration or this website in general, please outline your problem in an email and direct these to our web developer, Ann Martinson -

  • QUILT SHOW REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! Thank you to everyone who has entered a QUILT in the 2018 Quilt Show!

    You may Click here to view your entered quilt information.

    Click here for a PDF of the registration form should you need it to reference information

    Please email for any changes you may need to make to your quilt entry or if you don't get it done and need to withdraw. Any changes made after 8/22 will not be reflected in the printed program. Thank you

    County Fair Entry Deadlines Details Are Now Available

    Click here for a PDF of Fair entry information!

    Becky Goldsmith is WSQ's September Speaker

    Becky Goldsmith is an award-winning quilter who travels to teach quilting both nationally and internationally. Her classes are always interesting and informative, with an emphasis on teaching techniques that help you improve your sewing skills without making you crazy.

    Becky started Piece O' Cake Designs with Linda Jenkins in 1994. They published more than 30 books and hundreds of patterns, including 7 Blocks of the Month. Linda retired in 2014 and Becky has continued writing books and patterns.

    Please Note:
    Becky will be giving 2 lectures.

    1:00 PM - A PIECE O' CAKE LIFE.
    After 20+ years, with more than 30 books under my belt, I have stories to share with you and
    who doesn't love a good story?! I wasn't sure where to start this particular story, so I asked quilters what they wanted to know about my quilting life. This lecture answers those questions

    You walk around with your eyes open - but how much do you really see? It's amazing what you can learn
    about color just by paying attention! I'll share with you what I've figured out about color over the years
    and how you can use this knowledge in your own quilts.

    Please join us Thursday, September 27th for one or both of Becky's lectures! You may click here for more information and to register for the Friday and Saturday classes!
    There are still openings in both workshops but register soon before they are full!

    Please click here for more information.

    Need a hotel for this year's Quilt Show? Do we have some deals for you!

    Mirabeau Park Hotel, Spokane Valley, WA
    110 N. Sullivan Rd. 509-924-9000
    $89 per night includes breakfast

    Click here for more information.

    Oxford Suites Spokane Valley
    15015 E. Indiana Ave | 509-847-1000
    $99 per night - Studio King Suite
    Hot Breakfast Buffet & Evening Reception Included.
    To book your stay, Call or email and ask for the WA State Quilt Show Rate

    Click here for more information.

    Fairfield Inn, Spokane Valley 99212
    8923 East Mission Avenue, 509-928-5218
    $99.00 per night includes Breakfast

    Click here for more information.

    Charity Central News!

    Just a little update on what's going on in Charity Central.

    Some of the charities that we contribute to are:

    Sacred Heart - hospital & Chaplins
    Cancer Center - 3 offices
    Salvation Army
    Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery
    Catholic Charaties
    Hospice - Spokane and Coeur d'Alene
    Spokane police chaplins
    Morning Star Boys Ranch
    We also donate quilts for raffles - Corbin Senior Center and Autism Society
    This is just 1/5 of our list, but if you know of another charity in need - please let us know.

    With all of the people we are helping in our community - it is imperative to keep Charity Central going strong. We need help to do this.

    We have kitting parties every third Thurs of the month. We need help sorting fabric, kitting, quilting and sewing on binding. We make up kits for tops that need to be sewn. If you would like to help just let us know.

    Come to our kitting parties, bring a lunch or snack, and enjoy the company of other quilters.
    Our next parties are:

    Aug 16 - 10-2 pm

    Sept. 20 - 10-2 pm

    No kitting in October - See you at the quilt show! Bring all of your finished quilts and donate them at Mountain of Quilts. Enter the drawing for some great quilting stuff!

    We appreciate all of those of you who are helping us now and all of those who wish to help.

    Contact us at

    Susan Smith is the Featured Quilter for the 2018 Quilt Show

    Susan grew up in northern BC, Canada, in a community reminiscent of the pioneer days, with
    no electricity or indoor plumbing. In those cold winters, sleeping under a handmade quilt with wool batting from the family sheep was the ultimate luxury. Those hard-working, close knit days shaped her faith and family, which remain the source of joy in her life today. For Susan, making quilts is a deep expression of care and creativity. She regularly contributes projects to Hands to Help and Wee Ones Quilts, two organizations that gift quilts to those in medical crisis.
    Long arm quilting with an industrial-size machine is a recent passion. Susan’s favorite quilts feature scraps with clean, often contemporary settings that offer plenty of room for playing with shapes and designs. She develops quilting motifs that emphasize that negative space, and all-over patterns that produce the even texture and feel of an heirloom quilt.
    Susan lives on an acreage north of Spokane with her husband, dogs and a cat named B, and a
    flock of chickens who are prolific egg-layers. Her four kids are grown, and living their own
    dreams, but often find their way home for a home cooked meal or cinnamon buns. When she’s
    not quilting she can be found digging in her flower gardens or cycling the trails of Spokane.
    Susan won the Best of Show in last year's show and will be sharing here experiences as a long arm quilter at the show this fall.

    2018 Demonstration Schedule Is Ready!

    Click here to see the complete schedule of Demonstrations for this year’s Quilt Show.

    2018 Raffle Quilt: "Picnic In The Pines"

    Isn't it GORGEOUS???!! This is a queen sized quilt. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each and can be purchased at our September meeting and at the quilt show.
    Drawing for the quilt will be on the last day of our 2018 quilt show, at 3:00 pm on Sunday, Oct 21 at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center.
    A special thank you to Maureen Cramer and her team for creating this beautiful quilt for this years' raffle. Also, thank you to all WSQ members who contributed blocks for the making of this quilt!

    Do you like meeting new people or spending more time with your friends?
    WSQ has numerous opportunities for fun. Click here for more information on volunteer possibilities.

    Our Volunteer Coordinator is requesting WSQ members complete a member profile form to help her direct our member resources to the appropriate committees when need arises. Directions on how to return your completed form are noted at the bottom of the form. Thank you!

    Click here for a PDF form to print, fill out, and return. THANK YOU!

    Planning for the 2018 quilt show is already under way.
    Click here for information on volunteer opportunities for the quilt show.

    Planning to renew your WSQ membership for 2019?
    We recommend that you
    Mail a $25 check and the form to WSQ Membership, PO Box 30483, Spokane, WA 99223
    Renew online at

    Scroll down and click on “Click Here to Renew Online”.
    This will help you avoid the long lines at the January meeting.
    Thanks! Carolyn and Winnie

    Note:You will need to create a password to pay for membership on line. Please follow the instructions. Thank you!

    WSQ's annual registration is $25.

    Click Here to Renew Online!

    NOTE: You do not need a Paypal account. You may use Paypal as a guest.

    Click here for more information about membership

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