Eastside Quilters
Founded October 2003
Bellevue, Washington

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Celebrating 10 years of Quilting -- October 2013

Welcome to our website!

ESQ is a QUILTING GUILD meeting on the Eastside of King county for ALL Levels of Quilters!

If you live in anywhere on the Eastside of Seattle, like Bothell, Clyde Hill, Duvall, Newcastle, Issaquah, Sammamish, Redmond, Kirkland, North Bend, Snoqualmie, Woodinville, Renton, Bellevue, Eastgate, Beaux Arts, Medina, Monroe, and Seattle, then you are invited to join Eastside Quilters. Our meeting location is easy to get to from any place in the greater Seattle area as it is adjacent to I-90 just east of 405.

ESQ meets in Bellevue, Washington. There are two meeting times to choose from:

  1. Mornings: THIRD Thur. of each month at 10 a.m.
    (optional afternoon Tweener class may follow)
    (social lunch at Crossroads Mall often follows)
  2. Evenings: FIRST Wed. of each month at 7 p.m.
Visitors are always welcome at either meeting. We do however, charge $5 per visitor if they come when we have a paid speaker. Non-members taking one of our classes will pay an additional $10 fee.

The dates and time for all our meetings are listed on the right-hand side of this page. Come with a friend or two and bring your newest quilt creation for Show & Tell or an old one that we have not seen and meet others who share your love for quilting!!!

We present our Operating Rules for 2011
We present our Proposed Bylaws for 2012

info Long-Arm Quilting Services

info Fabric Shops

2014 Officers

  • President: Susan Lindh
  • Vice President: Christine Boldizsar
  • Secretary: Cathy Pope
  • Treasurer: Janice LeRoy

Raffle Quilts

  • Ideas for 2015 Raffle Quilt: Bring design; cost estimate (backing, batting, cost of quilting, background fabric); and a Time Line. We are looking for a queen sized quilt. (for February Meetings)
  • No Raffle Quilt is planned for 2014.
  • 2013 Quilt won by Paula Lau of Renton. She is very excited. Bought her ticket at the Shop Hop in June.
  • 2013 Raffle Quilt is Finished
  • 2013 Raffle Quilt Design (Blocks were distributed at October and November meetings.) New Examples -- Pictures
  • The 2012 queen-sized raffle quilt (Sherri's Star)
    • The winner was Sheryl Mariscal!!!
    • Top Raffle Quilt Sales people
      1. Chris Smith, Klina Dupuy, and Meredith Zuberer
  • The 2011 raffle quilt was won by Rebecca Simmons.
  • Joe and Kathleen Corvi were the winners of our 2010 Raffle. Here they are enjoying their new quilt.

Our Next Meetings:

Evening Meeting: February 8 at 7:00 p. m

  • Carol Olsen, Quilts of Valor
  • Bring fat quarters to replinish our dwindling Birthday basket!
  • Dues ($30) are due in February
  • Quilts for Evergreen Court Quilt Show -- bring 1 favorite + a backup

Tweener Meeting: February 20 at 12:00 a.m.

Morning Meeting: February 20 at 10:00 a.m.

Both Meetings

  • Ideas for 2015 Raffle Quilt: Bring design; cost estimate (backing, batting, cost of quilting, background fabric); and a Time Line. We are looking for a queen sized quilt. (for February Meetings)
  • Monthly Block(s) from Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks
  • January Outreach
    Bring as many blocks to help create the January outreach quilt
  • Evergreen Quilt Show:
    Bring a quilt to be hung in Evergreen Court in Bellevue to the February morning meeting. Klina will meet evening members at Crossroads near the Library from 5-7 pm on February 20.
  • New Secret Sister
  • January Show & Tell
  • Overlake Project, number of hours, washed, and dated -- now includes knitted hats and scarfs
  • Lap Quilts for VA hospital , number of hours, washed, and dated
  • Name Tag and a Smile
  • Money for book/kit raffle

info For more information on these meetings please see the February Newsletter

Caring Quilter:

  • is the 2014 Caring Quilter. Please send her any information anyone who needs cheering up.

Fund Raising:

  • A garage sale is tentatively planned for the first weekend in May. This will also include a bake sale and snack table.

ESQ Coming Events (Morning):

  • February 20: Carol Olsen, Quilts of Valor
    Also Tweener class on Strip Quilts
  • March 20: Mystery Fabric Project Reveal
    Also, members bring in favorite quilt blogs and books
  • April 17: Jenny Pedigo from Sew Kind of Wonderful
    trunk show and lecture
    Tweener class on Jellyroll Quilts by our very own Cheryl Tolbert
  • May 15: Sylvia Harden from More the Merrier Designs
    trunk show and demo plus patterns available for purchase
  • June 19: TBA
  • July 17: Annual Picnic
  • December 18: Holiday Party and Potluck
    Chris Gross from Pacific Fabrics will present "Last Minute Christmas Gift" ideas
  • It is highly recommend that members visit the Bellevue Art Museum 11 a.m. (check online for details of exhibits)
  • It is suggested to for the year 2014 we each make a Block from Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks
  • February 27-28 and March 1-2, Sewing and Stichery Expo Puyallup

Coming Events:

Issaquah Quilters invite ESQ to the following programs at the Issaquah Historical Depot ($5 surcharge for nonmembers)

Future Trips:

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Last Changed - 29 January 2014