The art, legacy and heritage of quilting comes to life in every color, shape and size this weekend for the 23rd annual Whale of a Quilt ShowSept. 16-18 at the Ocean Shores Convention Center.
Presented by the local Sea Pal Quilt Guild, Whale of a Quilt features boutique vendors, handmade quilts, demonstrations, and quilted items Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This show also highlights items, wearables, and other works made by the members of the guild. Admission is free; Donations are always welcome and graciously accepted. Drinks and refreshments will be available. Free door prizes all three days.
This show is unique in that the winning entries are not judged by a panel, but by the visitors to the show.
Many vendors from the Northwest will be featuring the latest in fabrics, patterns, and quilting/sewing supplies, and machines. Other favorites are “The Boutique” that presents many handmade items for sale. “Quilters in Action”demonstrates the making of quilt blocks, so you can watch and learn some of the techniques that are on display. Demonstrations from vendors and other quilters are also scheduled all three days; schedules will be posted at the show.
There will be a quilt walk in the downtown area, with various business locations participating; free maps will be available at the show.
The Ocean Shores Sea Pal Quilt Guild is a non-profit organization made up of over 80 quilters from Ocean Shores and the surrounding area. The funds raised are used for helping local charitable organizations, sponsoring the annual show and conducting classes to teach new skills for members. The group’s major source of funding is the Raffle Quilt that the members have created, making this a unique prize for the winner of a $1 ticket. You do not have to be present at the drawing to win.
Visit the website www.seapalquilters.org for more information, or find on Facebook at 2016 Whale of a Quilt Show.
Sand Castles and S’mores
Also this weekend: Sept. 16-18 is the 25th Annual Sand Castles and S’mores Festival in Pacific Beach. On the beach, past the State Park near Joe Creek. In partnership with the Museum of the North Beach.
Pro sand sculptors Eric Hawley of Tacoma and Wade Lapp will be on hand to begin creating on Friday, with the main sand sculpting competitions and demonstrations on Saturday. On Friday, S’mores will be at Pacific Beach Resort, with vendors Saturday at the Museum of the North Beach. On Sunday, S’mores also will be at St. John’s Chapel by the Sea starting at noon. There also will be coffee and drink specials at Pacific Beach Resoirt, and S’mores Pie at Paddies Perc
Museum’s new calendar
The 2017 Historical Calendar produced by the Museum of the North Beach is now available.
“The 13th edition is a collection is a collection of incredible images from the Jones Photo Collection” says Kelly Calhoun, curator of the museum. “The cover shows a photographer and bathing beauties at Pacific Beach circa 1925.”
“Our annual high-quality calendar has become a collectors item with its classic photographs and interesting dates of historical events. They make the perfect gift!”
The calendars sell for $16.52, which includes Washington sales tax and first class mailing. To order the calendar please send your check to: Museum of the North Beach, PO Box 231, Moclips, WA 98562.
For more information, call (360) 276-4441 or email email@example.com.
• Sept. 25: Washington State Chili Cookoff at Oyhut Bay.
• Oct. 1 — Big Foot Brew Fest, Seabrook: Enjoy a variety of microbrews. Front Street beer garden.
• Oct. 20-23 — Irish Music Festival, Ocean Shores, Hoquiam. Largest Irish music celebration on the West Coast. (www.galwaybayirishpub.com).
• Nov. 25-27 — Winter Fanta-Sea at the Ocean Shores Convention Center; Unique handmade items just in time for the holidays.
• Nov. 25 — Seabrook annual Christmas Tree Lighting, with hot chocolate bar, cookie exchange, caroling, and Santa arriving on a bike, outside Town Hall in Seabrook.
• Dec. 3 — Community Christmas Tree Lighting Pacific Beach, 5 p.m.The GHFD No. 8 Santa and his crew will be there, local businesses will have treats. Contact Stephanie at (360) 276-0009.
• Dec. 23 — Seabrook’s Holiday Concert at Town Hall, 7 p.m. Performing again this year will be Ericka Corban and a special musical guest; $5 per person, pay at the door.
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