Country Register Oregon, Washington & Idaho | May/June 2024

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What’s Inside?


• Become Inspired - Page 5

• Dreamscapes in July - Page 6

• 20 Picnic Ideas - Page 8

• Cup of Tea with Lydia - Page 8/9

• Playlists for the Road - Page 12

• Professional Services - Page 13

The Road to Success


• Lisa Wingate Book New Release - Page14

• Creating New Spaces For Shoppers - Page 15

• Things to do on Road Trips - Page 16

• Great Road Trip Snacks - Page 17

• Where Colors Come True - Page 18

• Super Honey Bee Hive - Page 19

• Fabrics of the Pacific Northwest - Page 21

• Visit Mukilteo Gardens & Quilt Tour - Page 22


• Lavendar Farms - Back Cover

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• 605-568-0181 • Kelsey Ruzicka • Publisher of this Country Register!

May and June are such great months. It is a time that winter truly begins to melt off, and traveling becomes more carefree. Perfect for exploring new landmarks, shops, festivals, shows and just getting away in general. With this kick off to travel season, we decided to focus on the road trip experience. In this issue you will find lots of fun articles about road trips, playlists from every generation, road trip snack ideas, and how to survive while traveling with littles. We know you will have fun exploring this issue.

The Country Register is a perfect travel companion on your next adventure. Our indexes let you find a shop or several in your destination town. Or maybe pick a fun shop and make it the journey to somewhere new!

Ruzicka Publisher of The Country Register of Oregon, Washington & Idaho

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The Country Register of Washington, Oregon & Idaho May/June 2024 • Issue 3

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Join us as we explore the state of Oregon and their shops and events. The great state has much to see and offer. And is close to many connecting Washington shops and events as well!

Emerald Valley Quilters

“Stitch Happens” Quilt Show

May 3-4, 2024, Fri & Sat 10 am-5 pm The Lane County Events Center, Performance Hall 796 West 13 th Ave, Eugene OR 97401

Admission: $10, Seniors $8, 12 and under free For more information visit:

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Become Inspired

A Blessing Beyond Measure

The beauty of spring at its absolute peak is a blessing beyond measure. Large spans of green countryside are dotted with large white dogwood blooms. The powerful scent of lilacs waft through the air on one of our first sunny walks through the yard. And our days are ever warmer and long. When we think of having “spring fever,” these are the days we typically dream of.

As we walk along the gray stone paths of our herb gardens, we witness even more spectacular beauty. Peeking out from within the kitchen garden is our sweet marjoram coming back to us in full force. The hardy lemon balm in vibrant green will soon be tall and fragrant. And our catnip, only a small tuft in May, will soon become a perfect napping spot for our country cat who enjoys a spring day in the sun as much as we do.

Country Places of Solitude

Our garden beds can be refreshed and amended to be ready for our selected seeds of beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, and snap peas for our country garden. Cascading colorful flowers of yellows, reds and purples can be mixed in with our vegetable plants to add the perfect visual appeal from the bend in the road.

Antique accents such as rustic wooden totes, early gardening tools and woven bee skeps add an element of the past to our garden displays. Tall hand-hewn posts with tin lanterns can be a perfect weekend project to add a warm welcome to our garden entrance. Country seating areas created out of large twig furniture and natural large stone can provide us with a place of solitude to enjoy the beauty of our gardens. Fencing made of natural elements can also serve to establish a simple, yet attractive space adding charm and dimension to our yards.

Sharing the Bounty of Spring

As we gain momentum in the months of spring, we can become easily energized by all we have accomplished. And this spectacular season of longer, brighter days is the perfect time to make meaningful memories and enjoy time outside together. Hosting a small, country picnic or a larger evening barbecue is a fulfilling way to celebrate the bounty of spring. Shared gratitude for all of nature’s gifts will naturally nurture us as we reflect upon the genuine beauty that abounds.

--Annice Bradley Rockwell is an educator and owner of Pomfret Antiques. She is currently working on her book, New England Girl.

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10-4

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Willamette Valley Quilts of Valor Quilt Show

June 21, 22, 23, 2024

Fri & Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 11am-3pm

Brownsville Oregon Pioneer Park

Follow the signs to the Park Free admission

For more information, visit:

Official Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Items

Dreamscapes in July

Transformed into a vibrant canvas of colorful quilts each year, the small downtown of Sisters, Oregon invites fiber art enthusiasts to witness an exceptional spectacle. The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, now in its 49th year, graces the second Saturday of July with its backdrop of the picturesque Cascade Mountains. Over 1,000 quilts adorn buildings, ranging from hand-quilted heirlooms to contemporary art pieces, showcasing a celebration of creativity and craftsmanship. Additionally, the month-long Quilt Walk features over 100 quilts displayed in local businesses, adding to the artistic ambiance.

“Dreamscapes” is the show’s theme this year and is a mixture of fact and fantasy: ethereal, magical, full of illusion, imagination and joy. Where will your dreamscapes take you?

Renowned as the world’s largest outdoor quilt show, this event transforms Sisters into a cultural hub, attracting 10,000 visitors who come to admire quilts from over 300 artists for this single-day experience. The town’s commitment to preserving heritage and fostering community engagement is evident in its transition from a logging center to a retail tourism destination, anchored by city-wide events like the Quilt Show.

Distinguished by its non-juried structure, the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show offers an opportunity for quilters of all abilities to showcase and sell their work, unlike shows that exclusively feature established artists. This inclusivity cultivates a “show and tell” environment, echoing the ritual of the “airing of the quilts” after winter. Community involvement is essential, with over 300 volunteers, including locals and visitors, contributing to the event’s success.

The Stitchin’ Post, opened by Jean Wells in 1975, originally offered quilting materials and classes, with a dozen family quilts hung on the second Saturday in July. The Show doubled in the second year and continued to grow, eventually becoming organized by Jean and her staff, and later the local quilt guild, East of the Cascade Quilters, took over the Quilt Show operations.

In 2006, the Quilt Show became a separate non-profit entity, while still closely collaborating with the Stitchin’ Post. Activities during the week leading up to the Quilt Show, including classes hosted by the Stitchin’ Post, draw in visitors to Sisters for a week full of quilting fun.

The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show continues its tradition of being free to the public, upholding its mission to celebrate the art, skill, and heritage of quilting and fiber arts. This celebration enhances the cultural vitality of Sisters and Central Oregon while providing enrichment opportunities for area youth.

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Merchandise featuring the 2024 poster image is available at “Dreamscapes” - 2024 Quilt Show Poster by Cheryl Chapman: $10 (+$2 for mailing tube) Saturday, July 13, 2024 ~ 9:004:00 311 W. Cascade Ave. • Sisters, Oregon • (541) 549-6061 • (Prices listed do not include shipping & handling.) Large 2024 Poly Tote (no zipper) $9.95 2024 Short-Sleeve White Tee S-XXXL, $28-$34 2024 Long-Sleeve Ash Tee S-XXXL, $39-$45

Rogue Valley Piecemakers 42nd Annual Show

The WILD and SCENIC Rogue Quilt Show

May 10 & 11, 2024 | Friday & Saturday, 10am-4pm Josephine County Fairgrounds. Route 199, Grants Pass OR Admission $5 For more information visit:

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Picnic Ideas 20

1. Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

2. Lemon Shortbread Cookies

3. Lavender Lemonade (pg 21)

4. Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

5. Cucumber Sandwiches

6. Italian Pasta Salad

7. Adult Lunchable (Veggies, dip, crackers, cheese, summer sausage, nuts)

8. Peach Mango Lemonade

9. Bacon Apple Cheddar Sandwich

10. Ham and pickle roll ups

11. Apple Nachos

12. S’mores Bars

13. Sun Tea

14. Tuna Salad Sandwiches

15. Sardines and Toast

16. Chickpea Salad

17.Corn Salad

18. Pesto Chicken Croissants

19. Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

20.Fruit Salad

A Cup of Tea with Lydia:

When I learned my friend and fellow tea enthusiast Laura Leathers was planning a spring blessing tea for her granddaughter’s wedding, I asked her to be a guest columnist and share her plans. Here’s Laura, sharing about her event:

My only granddaughter, Abby Kate, was engaged to be married, and I wanted to do something special for this momentous occasion. So, I planned and hosted a Bridal Blessing Tea.

Invite Your Guests

I wrote the invitation as a poem and included instructions for the teatime. You can change the names and adapt the poem for your tea party.

On November 10, 2023, Morgan Hutton got down on bended knee and asked Abby Kate Leathers, “Will you marry me?”

To celebrate their upcoming wedding, a Bridal Blessing Tea was planned. To make it extra memorable, come with a treasure in hand.

A personalized wooden box was gifted to place inside their home to hold mementos and keepsakes for all the years to come.

Your advice, letters, cards, or books were lovingly placed inside. When joys and challenges come their way, your wisdom can be their guide.

The hostesses created invitations (time, date, and place) using a download from Etsy and printed them professionally. We mailed the invitations and poem cards three weeks in advance. The guest list included the bridesmaids, the bride’s and groom's mothers and grandmothers.

Bless the Bride

At the tea party, guests who brought cards and letters with advice for Abby read them aloud. She placed them in the unique walnut keepsake box with the bride’s and groom’s names and wedding date engraved on the top.

Then the ladies stood, making a circle around Abby, who sat in the middle. Those who desired prayed blessings for Abby, the groom, and their marriage. Guests wiped tears from their eyes and shared hugs after this meaningful time.

Time for Tea!

Antique white and off-white linen tablecloths graced the tables. We used floral teacups, saucers, and plates from my tea collection. Each place setting included silverware, cloth napkins, and napkin rings.

A three-course tea menu followed. We served assorted dainty tea sandwiches: cucumber-andcream cheese; strawberry-and-cream-cheese; ham-and-Bousin-cheese pinwheels; chicken salad in croissants; and tomato-bacon-bit tea sandwiches (recipe included).

Next, came warm scones with lemon curd, Devonshire cream, and raspberry jam. The final course followed with fresh fruit and decadent homemade desserts: buttery wedding cookies, toffee squares, mini brownies, and lemon squares.

Several weeks in advance, I ordered a caffeinated tea blend from Harney & Sons called “ Wedding, A Tea for Marriage”. It’s a pleasing blend of white tea, lemon and vanilla flavors, and a touch of pink rosebuds and petals.

As a gift, the bride received a personalized tin of 30 sachets of wedding tea. The mothers and grandmothers each received a personalized tagalong tin with five sachets. I made a gift bag for each bridesmaid using a blue teapot and teacup printed fabric, tucked three sachets inside, and tied it with a blue ribbon.

A Thank-You Note

Later, Abby sent me a thank-you note saying, “I loved the bridal tea party. The letters and the keepsake box were extra special. My bridesmaids are still talking about the lovely event.”

I am thrilled that I could bless my granddaughter with a Bridal Blessing Tea. It’s an experience we will both remember and treasure.

Laura Lee Leathers is a freelance writer, speaker, and the founder of Tea Time Treasures, a ministry and a business. Visit her website:

Lydia E. Harris has written “A Cup of Tea with Lydia” for more than 20 years. She is the author of three books for grandparents: GRAND Moments: Devotions Inspired by Grandkids; In the Kitchen with Grandma: Stirring Up Tasty Memories Together and Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting. All are available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.

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A Bridal Blessing Tea

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Open-Face Tomato-Bacon-Bit Tea Sandwiches

From Laura’s Recipe File


10 slices bread (white or wheat)

1 cup mayonnaise

1/3 cup fully cooked real bacon bits

2 T. chopped green onions (include onion and greens) (optional)

1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced sprigs of fresh parsley or basil


1. Combine mayonnaise, bacon bits, and green onions. Chill to blend flavors.

2. Cut bread slices into desired shapes with cookie cutters, such as hearts, flowers or circles. Make two sandwiches from each slice.

3. When ready to make the sandwiches, generously spread filling on the bread. Place tomatoes on each open-face sandwich. Garnish with a sprig of parsley or fresh basil leaf. Serve immediately.

Serves about 6 to 8: Two or more tea sandwiches per person.

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24th Annual Grant County Quilt Show

Presented by the Grant County Piecemakers Quilting Guild Friday and Saturday, May 31st & June 1st 2024

Grant County Fairgrounds Trowbridge Pavilion - John Day, OR Admission includes both days: $3.00/person or 2 people for $5.00 Fri. 9am to 6pm & Sat. 9am-4pm

Sunday Workshop on Laura Heine Teeny Tiny Collage #5 taught by Joy Helfrich - a Laura Heine Certified Teacher

Workshop is Sun.

$65.00 includes workshop ($40), pattern ($25) plus soup Lunch

We have vendors for lots of shopping, delicious food choices demonstrations, a beautiful elk quilt & bird basket to raffle, prizes and more. Random door prizes and special quilt awards!

We will be drawing names for our quilt and basket at our Quilt of Valor giveaway August 3rd, 2024 For Information or workshop sign up send email to or call Karen Hinton (541) 620-0120 or The Shiny Thimble (541) 932-4111

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Crook County Quilt Guild Country Quilt Show “A Love of Patchwork”

June 21-22, 2024

Friday noon-6pm & Saturday 9am-4pm

Intersection of NE 2 nd & Fairview Streets, Prineville, OR

Admission: $2, Children 12 and under free For more information contact Paula Cassidy, 541-280-0554

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Playlists by Generation


Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Rock (1957)

I want to hold your hand by the Beatles (1964)

At the hop by Danny and the Juniors (1957)

The Twist by Chubby Checker (1960)

Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash (1963)

GENERATION X (1965-1980)

Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys (1966)

Respect by Aretha Franklin (1967)

I will survive by Gloria Gaynor (1978)

Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel (1970)

Take Me Home Country Road by John Denver (1971)


Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana (1991)

Standing Outside the Fire (1993)

Love Shack by the B-52’s (1989)

Sweet Child O’mine by Guns and Roses (1987)

Beat it by Michael Jackson (1982)

GENERATION Z (1997-2010)

Love Story by Taylor Swift (2008)

Hey Soul Sister by Train by Train (2009)

Toxic by Brittney Spears (2003)

Bye Bye Bye by the BackStreet Boys (2000)

All American Girl by Carrie Underwood (2007)

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Join us as we explore the state of Washington and their shops and events. The great state has much to see and offer. And is close to many connecting Oregon shops and events as well!

Covington Quilters Quilt Show

2024 Festival of Color

July 26-27, Fri & Sat, 9:30 am-5:30 pm Jenkins Creek Elementary School 26915 186th Ave SE, Covington, WA For More Information, contact Joan Calvery -

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Lisa Wingate Releases Latest Novel

From Lisa Wingate, the No. 1 “New York Times” bestselling author of the blockbuster hit “Before We Were Yours,” comes “Shelterwood,” a sweeping novel inspired by the untold history of women pioneers who fought to protect children from land barons hungry for power and oil wealth.

Early readers of “Shelterwood” call it “a spellbinding and important tale” and “as heartwarming as it is mysterious and utterly absorbing.” Adriana Trigiani, author of “Big Stone Gap” and “The Good Left Undone” dubbed it “an Instant American classic.”

In this emotional and uplifting saga available June 4, 2024, from Ballantine Books/Penguin/Random House, Wingate traces the story of children abandoned by the law and highlights the battle to see justice done. “Shelterwood” continues Wingate’s stunning use of little-known history to bring important stories to life with characters from years past and modern times.

For Wingate, who grew up near where the story is set, “Shelterwood” is an intersection of history, mystery and serendipity. “Writing ‘Shelterwood’ was a study in secrets hidden in plain sight,” she said. “As a child, I had a sense of things unspoken and unseen, of shadows lurking in tumbledown homesteads, on vine-covered railroad beds, in the skeletons of timber mills quietly decaying along secluded streams. Long before the days of cell phones and video games, we kids explored those oddities in detail, appropriated them as backdrops for our ‘let’s-pretend’ games. We gave them names and stories.”

She continues: “But the true history of the land was even more fascinating, more beautiful and more sinister than anything we could have imagined.” That history shows up in the breathtaking tale of “Shelterwood.”

Oklahoma, 1909. Eleven-year-old Olive Augusta Radley knows that her stepfather doesn’t have good intentions toward the two Choctaw girls boarded in their home as wards. When the older girl disappears, Ollie flees to the woods, taking 6-year-old Nessa with her. Together they begin a perilous journey to the remote Winding Stair Mountains, the notorious territory of outlaws, treasure hunters and desperate men. Along the way, Ollie and Nessa form an unlikely band with others like themselves, struggling to stay one step ahead of those who seek to exploit them . . . or worse.

Oklahoma, 1990. Law enforcement ranger Valerie Boren-Odell arrives at newly minted Horsethief Trail National Park seeking a quiet place to balance a career and single parenthood. But no sooner has Valerie reported for duty than she’s faced with local controversy over the park’s opening, a teenage hiker gone missing from one of the trails and the long-hidden burial site of three children unearthed in a cave. Val’s quest for the truth wins an ally among the neighboring Choctaw Tribal Police but soon collides with old secrets and the tragic and deadly history of the land itself.

Amid times of deep conflict over who owns the land and its riches, Ollie and Val both traverse the rugged and beautiful terrain, each leaving behind one life in search of another.

Lisa Wingate is the #1 “New York Times” bestselling author of “Before We Were Yours,” which remained on the NYT list for more than two years and has sold more than three million copies. She has written more than 30 novels and co-authored the nonfiction “Before and After: The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society” with journalist Judy Christie. Wingate’s books have been translated into more than 40 languages worldwide and have appeared on bestseller lists throughout the globe. Her new novel, “Shelterwood,” will be released June 4, 2024, by Ballantine Books, part of Penguin Random House.

One of her favorite things about being a writer is connecting with people‚— both real and imaginary. Find out more at Or follow her on Facebook at LisaWingateAuthorPage, or on Instagram @ author_lisa_wingate.

Shelterwood is available at most online bookseller sites, your local books store, and through Penguin Random House at this link. Shelterwood by Lisa Wingate: 9780593726501 | Books

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Enter the drawing to win a free copy of Shelterwood by sending an email to and put “Shelterwood” in the subject line. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number, and tell us where you pick your copy of The Country Register. You can also send a note or postcard to: The Country Register, PO Box 2015, Belle Fourche, SD 57717

The drawing will be held on June 1st and the winner will be sent a copy of the book after the release date of June 4th and announced in the JulyAugust issue.

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Creating New Spaces for Shoppers

The Olympic Peninsula of Washington State is a place many artists call home. Among the musicians, sculptors, painters and woodworkers are those who are passionate about creating beauty via fabric and design. Creative Union Fabrics endeavors to provide these artists with all they might require—quality quilting fabrics, notions and other accoutrements.

Creative Union was opened in 2009 by Susan Travis. In 2018, the business was purchased by her employee, Sherie Wiley. Sherie grew up in Port Townsend, a local girl through and through. Her love of quilting developed from learning to sew clothes with her Grandmother. Our store has recently undergone some exciting renovations, including a purple bathroom.

Creative Union Fabrics is located in Kala Square, about six miles outside of historic Port Townsend. They are tucked in the back of the Square, behind the San Juan Taqueria and Lexar Homes. Creative Union serves the nearby and faraway artisan sewing communities with a friendly shopping environment and the best of quilt fabrics and supplies.

Be sure to check out their neat video of their recent shop remodel and any upcoming sewing events!


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77th Annual Pacific Northwest

MES & CL A N GA T H E RI N G July 27 and 28

Expo Center

45224 – 284th Avenue SE Enumclaw, Washington

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1. Listen to podcasts

Things to do on road trips

2. Play the “20 questions” game

3. Meditate

4. Play a travel game

5. Listen to an audiobook

6. Play the state license plate game

7. Learn a language

8. Learn about different cultures

9. Stop for a rest

10. Keep a travel journal

11. Look for fun attractions

12. Take videos and photos

13. Post about your trip on social media

14. Crack your favorite jokes

15. Eat at local establishments

16. Go camping

17. Get some exercise

18. Go stargazing

19. Try car camping

20. Make a scavenger hunt

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1. Chex Mix




7. Ham and cheese croissants

8. Portable fruit (oranges, bananas, apples, grapes)

9. Homemade granola bars

10. Protein Bites

11. Pizza Croissants

12. Individual Drink bottles

13. Meat and Cheese Snack kabobs


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Road Trip Snacks
2. Trail Mix
No bake cookies
4. Puppy Chow
Celery and Peanut butter
Sandwich Roll ups
Individual chips bags (avoid cheetos, they are not your friend!) 15.Popcorn

Where Colors Come True

“Quilts in the City,” Yakima Valley Quilters’ Guild’s quilt show, is returning to the Yakima Convention Center, May 17 and 18, 2024.

This year’s show “Where Colors Come True” features several hundred quilts created by quilters from the Yakima Valley and throughout the Northwest. A number of area “friendship groups” will host their own booths, featuring the flair and style of the group’s members.

New to the show this year is the guild’s 2024 challenge, “To Bee or Not to B!” These small quilts, no larger than 20x20 inches, will spotlight the quilters’ creative interpretations of the challenge title. It will be exciting to see what each challenge participant creates.

The show will also showcase featured artist, Nancy Ramsey. Nancy is a long-time guild member and expert quilter with a many beautiful quilts to showcase her talents. She brings a number of creative techniques to her fascinating quilts.

For quilters looking for something new to buy or try, the show will host a vendors featuring a variety of fabrics, patterns and quilting tools. Plus, there will be several non-traditional vendors who were quite popular at our 2022 show, including quilt show sponsor Elevate MD which specializes in all-natural skin care products. Many of the vendors will also be giving demonstrations in our demo area. Many of the vendors are returning to the show from previous years, and severa; great new shops are coming as well.

Returning to the 2024 show is a “Quilters’ Boutique” featuring quilts and quilted items that will be sold throughout the show. The proceeds from the boutique will help support the programs of the quilt guild. The winner of this year’s raffle quilt, “Trip Around the Sun” will be drawn at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. The raffle quilt is a feature of every quilt show and was created by a team of guild members. One hundred percent of the funds raised from the raffle quilt go to support breast health for women in the Yakima Valley. Over the years, the guild has raised more than $50,000 for this project. Tickets for a chance to win the raffle quilt are $1 and will be on sale during the show.

of Oregon, Washington & Idaho

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Super Honey Beehive

The new “Honey and Clover’ bee themed collection from Northcott appealed to my design aesthetic. After doing some research, I was excited to learn that the word Super is short of Superstructure, refering to the boxes placed together to form a beehive and store honey. This includes a border print, panel and nine other coordinates plus two Colorworks solids and three Toscana complimentary colors.

In this design, I developed a half hexagon shape that maximizes the use of a 10” square. So this is a 10” stack friendly design. I chose to use just the fabrics in the collection – including 1 panel and the border stripe/print.

By folding the panel squares in half you can still use the same template to cut a complete hexagon. This means there are a few Y seams to keep those panels intact. These are quite large hexagons so it is definitely doable by hand or by machine to sew all of them as complete hexagons. The border stripe is fussy cut and I’m excited about how the hexagons appear to float into the border.

The pattern includes mitering details.

You can find this pattern on my website or ask at a local quilt shop near you. Be sure to tag us if you make this up in these fabrics or something else. Happy Stitching!

Marlene Oddie ( is an engineer by education, project manager by profession and now a quilter by passion in Grand Coulee, WA at her quilt shop, KISSed Quilts. She quilts for hire on a Gammill Optimum Plus, but especially enjoys designing quilts and assisting in the creation of a meaningful treasure for the recipient. Fabric, patterns, kits and templates are available at Follow Marlene’s adventures via http://www. and

301 Main Street, Grand Coulee, WA ph: 509-386-5715

Quilting Supplies, Services and Support

fabric, batting, wide backs, notions and long-arm machine services Sunday-Friday – by appointment

Engineer by Education, Project Manager by Profession, Quilter by Passion

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by Name OREGON Old Aurora Old Colony Museum • Aurora, OR 4 Cedar Ridge Quilts • Oregon City, OR 5 Chicks and a Rooster • Sutherlin, OR 10 Crook County Quilt Guild • Prineville, OR 11 Deepwood Estate • Salem, OR 12 Emerald Valley Quilters • Eugene, OR 4 Feather Your Nest • Gresham, OR 11 Finally Together Quilt Shop • Lebanon, OR 4 Forget Me Knots • Brandon, OR 8 Geer Mfg. & Engineering • Molalla, OR 12 Grandma's Attic • Dallas, OR 4 Grant County Piecemakers • John Day, OR 10 Homespun Quilts & Yarn • Astoria, OR 12 Howard Feed N Wax • 7 Its Sew Brookings • Brookings, OR 7 Jane's Fabric • Tillamook, OR 5 Jean Marie's Fabrics • Springfield, OR 7 Joy of Quilting • Florence, OR 10 Keepers Corner • Klamath Falls, OR 5 Kruusn Quilt Designs • Coos Bay, OR 4 Latimer Quilt & Textile Center • Tillamook, OR 8 Marie's Custom Quilting • Gresham, OR 13 Mountain Stars Quilters Guild • Medford, OR 11 Needle Travel • 17 Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild • Newport, OR 7 Paramount Sewing & Vacuum • Eugene & Salem, OR 8 Piece by Piece • Eugene, OR 11 Pioneer Quilts • Milwaukie, OR 7 Purple Frog Quilt Shop • Jefferson, OR 6 Quilt Show Reno • Reno, NV 10 Quilters Corner Quilt Shop • Port Orford, OR 12 Quilters Cove • Newport, OR 12 Quilters Pop Up Shop • Madras, OR 6 Rogue Valley Piecemakers • Grants Pass, OR 7 Sew Dee-Liteful Quilt Shop • Madras, OR 7 Sharon's Attic • Hillsboro, OR 5 Shop the Oregon Coast • 9 Sisters Outdoor Qiult Show • Sisters, OR 6 Speckled Hen Quilt • Aurora, OR 10 Tater Patch Quilts • Merrill, OR 12 The Stars Aligned Retreat • Eugene, OR 4 Threads that Bind • Coos Bay, OR 5 Whitlock's • Salem, OR 11 WASHINGTON Airport Antiques • Pendleton, OR 19 Anything Grows • Richland, WA 18 APQS Northwest • Issaquah, WA 17 C Squared Quilting • Brush Prairie, WA 13 Cin-a-mon Stick and the Country Cupboard • Snohomish, WA 19 Covington Quilters Quilt Show • Covington, WA 13 Crazy Quilter • Lind, WA 17 Creative Union Fabrics • Port Townsend, WA 15 Fabric 108 • Kennewick, WA 16 Fort Walla Walla Museum • Walla Walla, WA 16 Front Porch Quilts • Buckley, WA 15 Heavenly Quilts & Fabrics Redeemed • Onalaska, WA 13 Highland Quilts • Athena, OR 13 KISSED Quilts • Grand Coulee, WA 19 Klicker's Berries & Antiques • Walla Walla, WA 16 Knotty Stitches • Castle Rock, WA 17 Mukiteo Garden Quilt Tour • Mukilteo, WA 22 NW Art Beat • 19 Old Hotel Art Gallery • Othello, WA 19 Quilt Harbor • Aberdeen, WA 17 Quilter's Café • Yakima, WA 15 Quilters Cottage • Poulsbo, WA 14 Sandy's Sewing Center • Colville, WA 16 Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering •Enumclaw, WA 15 Sequim Lavender Festival • Sequim, WA 24 Sidney Art Gallery and Museum • Port Orchard, WA 22 Sewing Baket & Quilted Country Inn • Prosser, WA 14 Stitch-n-Quilt • Yakima, WA 18 Sunshine Herb & Lavender • Sequim, WA 24 The Molson Quilt Show & Sale • Molson, WA 18 The Stichery on Regal • Spokan, WA 14 Victorian Connection • Kennewick, WA 17 Walla Walla Sew & Vac • Walla Walla, WA 16 Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festivals • Walla Walla, WA 16 Western Washington Shop Hop 2024 • 20 White Bluffs Quilt Museum • Richland, WA 15 Woolley FIber Quilters • Sedro-Woolley, WA 13 Yakima Valley Quilters' Guild • Yakima, WA 18 IDAHO 2024 Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival • Boise, ID 23 2024 Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival • Salt Lake City, UT 23 Brown Bear Quilting Services • Meridian, ID 13 & 23 Idaho State Button Society & Annual Show • Prineville, OR 23 Idaho State Button Society & Annual Show • Boise, ID 23 North Idaho Quilters • Coeur D'Alene, ID 23 Upper Country Quilt Show • Cambridge, ID 23 Advertiser Directory by Location OREGON Astoria, OR • Homespun Quilts & Yarn 12 Aurora, OR • Old Aurora Old Colony Museum 4 Aurora, OR • Speckled Hen Quilt 10 Brandon, OR • Forget Me Knots 8 Brookings, OR • Its Sew Brookings 7 Coos Bay, OR • Kruusn Quilt Designs 4 Coos Bay, OR • Threads that Bind 5 Dallas, OR • Grandma's Attic 4 Eugene, OR • Emerald Valley Quilters 4 Eugene & Salem, OR • Paramount Sewing & Vacuum 8 Eugene, OR • Piece by Piece 11 Eugene, OR • The Stars Aligned Retreat 4 Florence, OR • Joy of Quilting 10 Grants Pass, OR • Rogue Valley Piecemakers 7 Gresham, OR • Feather Your Nest 11 Gresham, OR • Marie's Custom Quilting 13 Hillsboro, OR • Sharon's Attic 5 Jefferson, OR • Purple Frog Quilt Shop 6 John Day, OR • Grant County Piecemakers 10 Lebanon, OR • Finally Together Quilt Shop 4 Medford, OR • Mountain Stars Quilters Guild 11 Madras, OR • Quilters Pop Up Shop 6 Madras, OR • Sew Dee-Liteful Quilt Shop 7 Merrill, OR • Tater Patch Quilts 12 Milwaukie, OR • Pioneer Quilts 7 Molalla, OR • Geer Mfg. & Engineering 12 Newport, OR • Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild 7 Newport, OR • Quilters Cove 12 Oregon City, OR • Cedar Ridge Quilts 5 Port Orford, OR • Quilters Corner Quilt Shop 12 Prineville, OR • Crook County Quilt Guild 11 Reno, NV • Quilt Show Reno 10 Salem, OR • Deepwood Estate 12 Salem, OR • Whitlock's 11 Sisters, OR • Sisters Outdoor Qiult Show 6 Springfield, OR • Jean Marie's Fabrics 7 Sutherlin, OR • Chicks and a Rooster 10 Tillamook, OR • Jane's Fabric 5 Tillamook, OR • Latimer Quilt & Textile Center 8 Howard Feed N Wax 7 Keepers Corner 5 Needle Travel 17 Shop the Oregon Coast 9 WASHINGTON Aberdeen, WA • Quilt Harbor 17 Athena, OR • Highland Quilts 13 Brush Prairie, WA • C Squared Quilting 13 Buckley, WA • Front Porch Quilts 15 Castle Rock, WA • Knotty Stitches 17 Colville, WA • Sandy's Sewing Center 16 Covington, WA • Covington Quilters Quilt Show 13 Enumclaw, WA • Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering 15 Grand Coulee, WA • KISSED Quilts 19 Issaquah, WA • APQS Northwest 17 Kennewick, WA • Fabric 108 14 Kennewick, WA • Victorian Connection 17 Lind, WA • Crazy Quilter 17 Molson, WA • The Molson Quilt Show & Sale 18 Mukilteo, WA • Mukiteo Garden Quilt Tour 22 Onalaska, WA • Heavenly Quilts & Fabrics Redeemed 13 Othello, WA • Old Hotel Art Gallery 19 Pendleton, OR • Airport Antiques 19 Poulsbo, WA • Quilters Cottage 14 Port Orchard, WA • Sidney Art Gallery and Museum 22 Port Townsend, WA • Creative Union Fabrics 15 Prosser, WA • Sewing Baket & Quilted Country Inn 14 Richland, WA • Anything Grows 18 Richland, WA • White Bluffs Quilt Museum 15 Sedro-Woolley, WA • Woolley FIber Quilters 13 Sequim, WA • Sequim Lavender Festival 24 Sequim, WA • Sunshine Herb & Lavender 24 Snohomish, WA • Cin-a-mon Stick and the Country Cupboard 19 Spokan, WA • The Stichery on Regal 14 Walla Walla, WA • Fort Walla Walla Museum 16 Walla Walla, WA • Klicker's Berries & Antiques 16 Walla Walla, WA • Walla Walla Sew & Vac 16 Walla Walla, WA • Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festivals 16 Yakima, WA • Quilter's Café 15 Yakima, WA • Stitch-n-Quilt 18 Yakima, WA • Yakima Valley Quilters' Guild 18 NW Art Beat 19 Western Washington Shop Hop 2024 20 IDAHO Boise, ID • 2024 Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival 23 Boise, ID • Idaho State Button Society & Annual Show 23 Cambridge, ID • Upper Country Quilt Show 23 Coeur D'Alene, ID • North Idaho Quilters 23 Meridian, ID • Brown Bear Quilting Services 13 & 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Fabrics of the Pacific Northwest

Independently owned quilt shops from Lynden to Vancouver will take part in the 25th Western Washington Quilt Shop Hop shopping extravaganza beginning on June 17th and continuing through June 30th. This fourteen-day event is sponsored in conjunction with the Western Washington Quilt Shop Association and 40 locally owned quilt shops in Western Washington.

Shop Hop hours at all participating shops are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Pick up a passport at any participating shop after June 1st and, as you travel on the Hop, be sure to have your passport stamped at each shop you visit and receive your free block pattern.

This year’s exclusive Shop Hop fabric is representative of the great outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. This would make a wonderful quilt for anyone who loves to fish, camp, or just enjoy nature. The fabric was designed by In the Beginning Fabrics and Clothworks Textiles. Both companies are Seattle-based and design exclusive fabrics for the annual Shop Hop. The fabric is available for a limited time and only from participating shops. You may pre-order the fabric and pick it up on the first day of the Shop Hop. Once it’s gone, it’s gone forever!

A fabric kit will be available for purchase and will contain all the fabric needed to complete the block. Each shop’s block is unique and pricing may vary from store to store. Please, only one free pattern is provided per person—and you must be present to have your passport stamped and receive a block.

Adults are eligible to enter their passports into the prize drawing. To be eligible for prizes, passports must be stamped by at least twelve shops by 3 p.m. on June 30th. Make sure your name, address, phone number and email address are printed clearly on the passport so it is possible to contact you. Also, be sure to check the box indicating that you are 18 or older.

People under 18 years of age are not eligible for prizes. A passport marked “Under 18” can be used to receive a free block pattern and receive a 5”x 5” block of charm fabric at each shop. They must be present to have their passport stamped.

Visit for a complete listing of participating shops, a downloadable brochure and more information. Also, like or follow on Facebook at

Lavender Lemonade


1/2 c. granulated sugar

4 tsp. dried culinary lavender

3 sprigs fresh lavender, plus more for garnish


2 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice

4 sprigs mint

1 c. lavender syrup

Lemon slices, for garnish

For the lavender syrup: Combine the sugar, 1/2 cup water and the dried and fresh lavender in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a low simmer and stir well until all of the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat, cover and set aside for 1 hour. Strain the lavender and chill the syrup in the refrigerator until ready to use (it can be stored for up to 1 week).

For the lavender lemonade: In a large pitcher, combine the lemon juice, 4 cups water, fresh mint and lavender syrup. Stir well to combine. Serve in glasses over ice, with lemon slices and additional sprigs of fresh lavender.

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I Sew

Lost in time and space

Refined and elegant

A fine lady at my embroidery

Richard creates a puzzle piece by piece I inhale

A kindred spirit to all those who wielded their needle I sew

My heart at peace

My spirit sublime I sew

And yearn for nothing more Than my needle taut in my hand

Ready to sail into another world I sew

Visit Mukilteo Garden & Quilt Tour

The Mukilteo Garden & Quilt Tour in Mukilteo, WA, will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21. This beautiful blending of spectacular gardens and traditional and contemporary art quilts happens once every two years. The self-directed Tour includes more than one hundred quilts delightfully displayed in six select gardens. This event is a MUST SEE for those who love gardening—the #1 national hobby—and/or quilting, the oldest national craft. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Tour is presented rain or shine. Guests can take their time to see all the gardens over the two days of the event. However, entrance to each garden is allowed only once. The map provided and street signage allow flexibility for patrons to travel between gardens in any order to accommodate easier parking and access.

Advance tickets are $20 and will be available the first part of June. On the days of the Tour, tickets will be $25 at the Tour headquarters—Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave. in Mukilteo. The number of tickets is limited so advance purchase is advised. For additional information, go to

On Tour Days, a Raffle will be held at Rosehill Community Center featuring prizes that will please both gardeners and quilters. Items will be listed on the Raffle’s page in the Ticket Brochure. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. This is a “Fishbowl” style Raffle where you can place any or all of your tickets in the bin for the specific item you hope to win. The drawing will be held at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, and winners do not need to be present to win

Several quilts on display in the gardens will be available for purchase and are marked “For Sale” with various prices and are indicated in the Ticket Brochure. Tour managers in the gardens will help facilitate the quilts& purchases.

The Mukilteo Garden & Quilt Tour is an all-volunteer, non-profit group comprised of members of co-sponsors. Mukilteo Way Garden Club and the Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters. The two 501c3 groups team up every two years for this showcase event benefiting the charitable goals of the two organizations.

Founded in 2005, Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters’ mission is to provide members with opportunities to learn more about the craft of quilting, to be involved in community outreach and to create comfort quilts for charity. If you share their passion for quilting, you are invited to join in. Check their website for upcoming meetings and events and to learn more about their mission at

The Mukilteo Way Garden Club, organized in 1933, celebrated their 90th year in 2023. It is proud of its longtime commitment to fostering knowledge and appreciation of gardening and the environment and promotes gardening interest and education for its members and the public with speakers, field trips and community gardening projects. To learn more about the members community involvement, and to follow projects and speaker schedule at Guests are welcome at their meetings.

The Tour is partially funded by Lodging Tax and Co-Sponsorship Grants from the City of Mukilteo.

Saturday & Sunday July 20 & 21, 2024 11am - 4pm

Beautiful Gardens

Unique Quilts in Mukilteo, Washington Tickets: $15 in Advance $20 Days of Tour

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Partially funded by Lodging Tax and Community Support Grants from the City of Mukilteo.
our Website:
Sheila Tinkham lives in Lincoln, NE. She started quilting when she sprained her ankle and fell in love with the process of sewing and the focused peacefulness of making and designing quilts. Writing is her passion and she has self-published three poetry books. You can follow her on Twitter at SheilaTinkham.


Join us as we explore the state of Idaho and their shops and events. The great state has much to see and offer. And is close to so many connecting Oregon, Washington, Montana & Wyoming shops and events as well!

2024 North Idaho Quilt Guild’s Quilt Show

May 3-4, 2024, Fri 10am-6pm & Sat10 am-5pm

300+ Beautiful Quilts, Merchant Mall & More

Featured Quilter: Sandra (Brown) Holzer

Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

4056 N. Government Way, Buildings 1, 2 & 3

Admission $10 includes both days

For more information visit:

Country Quilt Show “A Love of Patchwork”

June 21-22, 2024

Friday noon-6pm & Saturday 9am-4pm

Intersection of NE 2nd & Fairview Streets, Prineville, OR

Admission: $2, Children 12 and under free

For more information contact Paula Cassidy, 541-280-0554

daho State Button Society’s Annual Show The Colorful World of Buttons

Hosted by Garnet Button Club

June 5-8, 2024

Open to the Public: June 7: 9am-5pm & June 8: 10am-3pm Cloverdale Church of God, Boise, ID

For more information visit:  Garnet Button Club-Idaho or  Idaho State Button Society FB Pages

2024 Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival | Boise

May 9-11, Thursday & Friday 10am- 5pm

Saturday 10am - 4pm

Admission & Parking:  Free

Center Expo Hall. 5610 N Glenwood St, Boise, ID 83714

For more information visit:

2024 Quilt, Craft &Sewing Festival | Salt Lake City

May 16-18, Thursday & Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 4pm

Admission:  $12 for 3 Days, $2 off with online coupon

Mountain America Expo, 9575 S. State St, North Hall, Sandy, UT

For more information visit:

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