We meet quarterly at Centerplace
2426 N. Discovery Place
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Meeting Times: 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm
- July 25 Darlene Zimmerman
- Sept. 26 Karen Kay Buckley
Speakers and workshops
Register for a workshop
We sew and have fun together for a day.
Next quilting bees are: Aug 10, Nov 9
Next bus trip is September 28.
WSQ Quilt Show 2013
Friday-Sunday, October 18-20
WSQ's quilt show features over 600 quilts, 54 vendors, 3 days of speakers/demonstrations, a boutique, Hoffman Challenge quilts.
Have you thought about meeting others and having fun by being a WSQ volunteer?
|Community Outreach/Charity Central|
|Charity Central was founded in 1995 after a request for quilts from Sally’s House, a safe house for children who are not allowed to take anything from their homes because they have been exposed to meth amphetamines.
The response from our WSQ – SC members was heart- warming, and the project has taken on a life of its own.
We now donate quilts to over 25 charitable organizations. In 2011, our Mountain of Quilts topped 931 donated quilts. A committee meets each October to divide and deliver the quilts collected at our annual quilt show. Many of these were designated as raffle quilts for such organizations as Spokane Guild School and Ronald McDonald House.
Organizations we donate to include:
Camp Good Times (Cancer kids)
Salvation Army Safe House
Sean Stanelun Fundraiser
Faye's House/Because There Is Hope (Women in breast cancer treatment)
SHMC Oncology Unit
Shriner's Hospital (kids to teens)
Guilds School (little kids)
Spokane Valley Partners
Hospice Vanessa Behan & Santa Express
Martin Luther King Center
Victory House (Veterans)
Our Place Women's Crisis Center
Quilts of Valor (Soldiers)
Wrap A Smile (kids)
We collect donated fabric, batting and various other craft items throughout the year. Our Mountain of Quilts team creates kits that are distributed to WSQ members. We announce at our guild meetings when we need people to machine quilt or donate additional batting or fabric for backing.
We appreciate all of those who have donated their time and materials and hope you will consider volunteering for our Mountain of Quilts.
Charity Central - Celia Benzel email@example.com
|Love quilting books?
Stop by the WSQ-SC LIBRARY!
We have about 700 quilting books available for members to check out from our WSQ Library. Stop by to meet your librarians and to browse through the collection at the next membership meeting.
Also, at each membership meeting, you may purchase quilting magazines from our Magazine Sale table. The money from these sales helps us add more quilting books to our collection for you to enjoy.
Donations of quilting books and magazines are always welcome. We appreciate those WSQ Members and speakers who have generously donated books for us all to appreciate.
Any questions? Please send Linda Dickens (Circulation) or Beth Camp (Acquisitions) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|This Committee publicizes all WSQ – SC events, activities, and our annual Quilt Show.
Throughout the year, we develop publicity for our Quarterly Meetings, speakers and workshops; Bus Trips, Charity Central, our participation at the Fair, Quilt Education, the Quilting Bee, and our Annual Yard Sale. We also develop publicity for our annual Quilt Show, including the Raffle Quilt and the Quilt Show Program.
We work closely with committee chairs to develop appropriate media and distribution.
We prepare and distribute press releases and announcements, paid and unpaid ads, fliers, posters, and postcards. When possible, we write articles for use by local newspapers and The Country Register. This year, we developed brochures for the Raffle Quilt and for Membership.
Our materials are distributed to local and regional newspapers (the Spokesman-Review and the Inlander), newsletters, quilt shops, and other quilting guilds. We also publicize our Quilt Show to senior centers and retirement homes. We also post our events on other websites hosted by local tourism organizations, other guilds, and quilting sites. We’re currently working on our radio and television presence as well as an annual survey to find out which publicity most effectively reaches our quilting fans. New this year, a presence on FaceBook and Craigslist (when appropriate).
If you have an interest in marketing, writing, or graphics design, or like to work with printers, on the computer, develop databases, stuff envelopes, or make cold calls on potential media outlets, please contact your friendly Public Relations chair!
Our committee meets quarterly.
Thanks go especially to Bob Burns and Vicki Trudel for their outstanding work on graphics this year as well as warm appreciation for the contributions of Carolyn Kruger, Ginger Patano, Mari Haworth, Lynda Burns, Arlene Lee, and Paula Ferry.
Beth Camp, Chair, Public Relations
|Quilt Promo/Fair Ribbons|
|WSQ has been awarding the fair ribbons and cash prizes since 2003.
Originally WSQ had only awarded one prize to Spokane Interstate Fair.
The winner would receive a $100 gift certificate. I proposed that in order to promote quilting in the Inland Empire, perhaps we should expand our awards program. WSQ Board enthusiastically approved of the changes.
We first started in 2003 with 5 fairs: CDA, Colfax, Davenport, Deer Park and Spokane. We expanded to 8 fairs (2007): CDA, Clayton, Colfax, Colville, Davenport, Rockford, Ritzville, and Spokane.
The board also expanded our awards in 2007 to 1st place money & ribbon and in addition 2 more ribbons for each fair ( 2nd and 3rd place winners).
|CDA - North Idaho Fair ||1st place $25/ribbon||2nd & 3rd ribbons|
|Clayton - Clayton Community Fair||1st place $20/ribbon||2nd & 3rd ribbons|
|Colfax - Palouse Empire Fair||1st place $20/ribbon||2nd & 3rd ribbons|
|Colville - Northeast Washington Fair||1st place $20/ribbon||2nd & 3rd ribbons|
|Davenport - Lincoln County Fair||1st place $20/ribbon||2nd & 3rd ribbons|
|Ritzville - Wheatland Communities Fair||1st place $20/ribbon||2nd & 3rd ribbons|
|Rockford - Southeast Spokane Co. Fair||1st place $20/ribbon||2nd & 3rd ribbons|
|Spokane - Spokane Interstate Fair||1st place $50/ribbon||2nd & 3rd ribbons|
My Best, Wendy L. Sienknecht
Quilt Promo/Fair Awards
Cick here to see the 2012 winners from Clayton and Davenport Fairs.
Cick here to see the 2012 winners from Colfax and Colville Fairs.
Cick here to see the 2012 winners from Ritzville and Rockford Fairs.
Cick here to see the 2012 winners from Spokane and North Idaho Fairs.
Click Here to link to our 2011 winners
It’s time to add another “wish list of to-dos” to your bucket list! Enter your beautiful quilt creations at your local fair.
Win a WSQ ribbon and perhaps win first, for a cash prize that you can buy more fabric at your favorite quilt shop. Good Luck and See you at the Fair!
2013 Information and deadlines(usually in August or September) for Inland Empire Fairs will be posted here later. Support your local fair and start thinking aabout which quilts YOU would like to enter.
Feb 9, May 11, Aug. 10, & Nov. 9
A fun day with your Quilting buddies!!
Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall
(Corner of Wall & Country Homes Blvd.)
9:30 am – 3:00 PM
Come celebrate along with friends for a fun-filled day of quilting, eating and activities.
All Are Welcome – WSQ member or not
Bring a project to work on – space for sewing machines is available. Call Cindy to arrange for a quilting frame to baste your quilt. Bring a power cord for your machine.
Bring potluck food & a plate & utensils. Coffee & tea are provided.
Show and Share a finished or unfinished quilted item.
We have door prizes including the 'early bird' and 'die hard' door prizes.
Make the block for the block exchange
For more information contact
Donna Fruger email@example.com
|WSQ Raffle Quilt 2012|
|Just a quick up date on Raffle Quilt 2012. The tickets sales have begun. It’s a good start but a long way to go. We want to encourage anyone who has not taken tickets to sell to do so at our July meeting and of course those who have, please, please take more. I had a call from a member last month who didn’t want to wait until the July meeting to get tickets, not a problem, I mailed them to her. I can do the same for anyone not wanting to wait!
So far the quilt has been shown at the WSQ Yard Sale, the April Members Meeting, the Cozy Quilt Easter Sale Days (all 3days of them) and the Senior Wellness Expo at the Fair Grounds. We want to give a big thanks to Nancy Hartley for taking that event for us. Susan Moore, Sondra Baker and Sherrie Thompson were real troopers for helping out. Thank you so much Ladies. We appreciate you all for stepping up.
One more time we want to congratulate all of you who made the beautiful blocks that make up “Midnight Garden”. The talent in our Guild is amazing. Florence Coffey won the extra blocks and we are anxiously waiting to see what she does with them. No pressure Florence! Enjoy your summer and see you at the July meeting.
Judy Porter and Lori Groat
|The yard sale is held once a year in late March or early April.
It is a not-for-profit for WSQ but meant to offer current WSQ members a place where they can sell quilt related items and keep the money they raise.
The only expense for the participants is a nominal table rental fee, all expenses are paid by WSQ such as building rent, advertising, set-up and clean-up.
Carolyn Cooper, Yard Sale Chairperson
|Both elected and committee positions are open|
April is nomination time again for candidates to run for our executive officers. For 2014, we need a new President and a new Secretary.
If you have the skills for one of these offices, we are interested in talking to you. Contact nominations @wsqspokane.org or Sherry Thompson or any other board member at the guild meeting.
President: The President is our Chief Executive Officer and our official representative. She/He presides at both guild meetings and board meetings and coordinates all our activities.
- Secretary: The secretary records the minutes of all our meetings, collects and distributes all the mail,and keeps our official records (By-Laws, Standing Rules and Job Descriptions).
These officers are elected from our membership at large, which means YOU, so if you want to be more active in your guild, get busy and let us know.
Join up and have a good time while making new friends. Or join up with your friends and work together as a team. The vacancies are:
The Hospitality Chairmen arrange the set up of the meeting with Center Place and arrange how many small group raffle quilts will be able to sell their tickets. They arrange for Hostesses at the meetings and pick up door prizes from area stores for give away at the meetings. Hospitality also reserves the restaurant for dinner between meetings. The Hostesses at the meeting check members in, pick up door prize slips, help with door prize distribution and with Show and Tell. The Hostesses make the meetings as warm and friendly as they are. If you are interested in learning more about this volunteer oppurtunity, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are in need of a new Historian. Our Historian takes pictures of all our WSQ events, show and tell, and Speakers and preserves them in scrap books. The Scrap Books are brought to as many meetings as room will allow, usually the January and April meetings. The Historiam also has custody of the two WSQ Quilts and arranges for their showing whenever requested. This is a great oppurtunity to meet lots of people and get to know the history of WSQ. If you are interested, please email email@example.com
Fundraising is looking for a co-chair. Fundraising has our WSQ pins and our yearly quilt show pins available for sale at all our meetings. They are also the ones that produce and sell our Quilt Show DVD. We are especially looking for someone who would be able to attend the evening meetings to help us out. If you are interested in purchasing quilt related items for resale, this may be the job for you. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our new Web Site is always in need of new volunteers to keep it up to date. This is a fairly technical volunteer position but there is training available if you think you would like to explore your geeky side. If you are interested, please email email@example.com.
Charity Central will be changing its name to Community Outreach over the next year. We are looking for someone to help with our current Mountain of Quilts project and to organize our new mentorship program. We are hoping to have more experienced quilters help new quilters learn new techniques and improve their peicing skills while using the assests of Community Outreach to make charity quilts. If you are interested in more information on this please email firstname.lastname@example.org