“Quilt Show Sponsors”




Willamette Valley Quilters (WVQ) was launched in September 2021. Our guild is located in Dayton, in the heart of Willamette Valley, easily accessible to quilters throughout Yamhill County and surrounding areas.

We were inspired to create WVQ as a space to support all quilting possibilities– modern, traditional, art, improv and handwork. Through educational programs, community service and social opportunities, WVQ provides a safe, nurturing, inclusive environment that encourages fellowship among its members, surrounding guilds and the community.

Please join us at our WVQ meetings on the 3rd Wednesdays at 10 am, with social time starting at 9:30. We will meet at the comfortable and spacious Dayton First Baptist Church, 300 Flower Lane.

June Program … Heidi Thault

The History of Needlework

Heidi is a retired school administrator and educator. She recently moved from Bend, Oregon to East Wenatchee WA to be closer to family. She was raised with eight siblings, seven sheep and countless chickens. She started sewing and knitting through 4-H at 8 years old. 

Heidi began quilting in 2010 after her children were grown. She started a custom longarming, quilting and antique quilt repair/refurbish business in 2017 after retiring from education. 

Heidi’s passion for quilt and stitching history began in 2018 after a customer brought and incredible 1854 quilt for repair. She read every historical book she could find, including rare ones from overseas. She continues to learn more and enjoys bringing old quilts to their former glory. 

Our Mission

Willamette Valley Quilters formed to:
• promote the art of quilting
• provide education through programs, classes and activities
• sponsor and support charitable projects to provide encouragement to those in need
• inspire creativity and friendship