2019 Quilt Festival
Quilt Show Chair:
2019 Quilt Show Vendors
Bear Paw Quilts
Bonnies Fabric on Wheels
Herons in Heels
Julie Rinard Quilting
Milk Bottle Quilt Company
Purple Door Fabric
Train’s Fabrics Inc.
Yarn and Ewe
Congratulations to our 2019 winners!
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The Best of Show, Best Hand Quilting and Best Machine Quilting winners can be seen on the Galleries page.
North Central Washington Quilt
and Fiber Art Festival
August 16 & 17, 2019
Town Toyota Center, Wenatchee, Washington
9 AM to 5 PM Friday / 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday
$7.00 Admission covers both days
Guest Quilter 2019:
Debbie Hiatt’s fabric path began in elementary school making Barbie clothing and quickly expanded to making her own clothing. During junior high school, Debbie took a tailoring class at the local Singer Sewing Machine store. That class vaulted her into a new realm of lined, wool jackets with covered buttons and bound buttonholes. She also discovered yarns and began to knit and crochet. Debbie’s young nieces benefited from her passion for sewing. In her twenties, Debbie would make Vogue, designer dresses and fancy Barbie doll clothing for them. “I would try any pattern not thinking about my capabilities. I had no fear.” She further expanded into crewel embroidery and counted cross stitch. Any fiber, all fibers, appealed to her. Debbie and her husband, Dan, adopted two boys, and they received her special attention. Debbie made clothes, knitted sweaters and vests, and made costumes. The costume making soon expanded to include church Christmas pageants and plays. So. Many. Costumes.
Debbie incorporated piecing, like flying geese, into her clothing designs, but she didn’t really know about quilting until around 2004. She met some quilters at church and went with them to a women’s retreat. They went to the Fabric Depot in Portland where she got a “decent machine with a 1/4” foot.” Debbie’s thorough understanding of fabric and sewing techniques ensured her success as she quickly moved from Buggy Barn stack ’n whack quilts to designing original patterns.
Living in Redmond, Debbie had access to some incredible trunk shows and classes through Eastside Quilt Guild. She joined a diverse, experimental art quilt group that was a creative inspiration. Debbie gained amazing skills and stimulation from teachers like Colleen Wise, Kathy McNeil, Joen Wolfram, and Laurie Shifrin. Her first foray into wool appliqué was a Sue Spargo class with fifty-some leaves that was a transformative influence. Debbie began to understand that she could think “out of the box.” A Ricky Tims seminar in Pasco and an Experimental Hand Stitch class by Gail Harker in La Conner cemented the sentiment.
Accuracy makes all the difference to Debbie. She loves tons of half-square triangles and odd patterns. Rather than rigidly following patterns, Debbie uses them as a starting point. When she gets an idea, she grabs the graph paper and attacks the idea like an architect. She rarely makes the same pattern twice, preferring to move on to something new and challenging. She avidly pursues new techniques, like ice dying, silk screening, and fabric painting, to apply to or use with her quilting. Her creative eye is also moving to other forms of expression. While wintering in Arizona, she has expanded into glass fusion and pottery. Artistic possibilities continue to enthrall and motivate Debbie. Future plans include making a New York Beauty quilt, working with silk in various stages, and (like all of us) using up what she has…a lifelong task.
Raffle Quilt Gallery
Click to see the quilt and winner.
2016 - "Home Sweet Home"
2015 - "Winter's Fantasy"
2014 - "Midnight Vintage Dreams"
2013 - "Evening Bloom"
Special Guest 2019:
The Prince Cherrywood Challenge 2018
What can you create with just one color?
Every year, Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics challenges artists to create a unique piece of art with a limited color palette. Given simple rules, they are encouraged to push themselves creatively to design an original quilt, taking inspiration from the music, movies, and legacy of the late Prince Rogers Nelson. Three traveling exhibits were chosen from more than 380 submissions. The cohesive colors, size, theme, and texture of Cherrywood make the exhibit one of a kind. There were no limits on technique, so the viewer will see incredible manipulations of fabric in these 20-inch quilts. The collection is stunning, and we hope you can appreciate the time and artistry that went into their creation!
2019 Festival Features:
Special exhibit: Cherrywood "Prince" Exhibit
Artisan Consignment Shop
Free Mini Classes & Demonstrations
Silent auction -- proceeds to benefit NCW Women's Resource Center
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NCWQG 2019 Raffle Quilt
Tickets will be sold at Pybus Market on June 22, July 10, and July 27
"Memories of Monet"
Drawing will be held on August 17, 2019. Need not be present to win.
Tickets are $1.00 each. Contact any Guild member to purchase yours!