Welcome to Wildfire Designs Alaska
Welcome to my website. From this site you can view all my designs, find a store that sells my patterns, and learn quilting tips and techiniques used in my designs. Businesses can order patterns, download kit cutting instructions and request a trunk show.
A Quilters Amazing Alaskan Adventure Cruise!
Join Rob Appell, Rose Hughes and myself for an Alaskan Adventure aboard Holland America for a one-week quilter's cruise this summer! Take classes with our designers, shop and sightsee - there will even be an onboard quilt shop courtesy of Kenai Fabric Center! The cruise starts in Seward (Anchorage) and travels south through Southeast Alaska visiting the communities of Haines/Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, completing the journey in Vancouver B.C. There is also a pre-cruise land tour traveling north to Denali National Park. Inside cabins start at just $899 pp double occupancy! Now through January 4, 2014 you can reserve your cabin for only $100 pp. Click here to go to the World of Quilts Travel website for more information and details on the Alaskan Adventure cruise. Hope to see you this summer in Alaska!
Wildfire Designs Alaska is now on Facebook!
For all you Facebook fans, I've finally gotten my own page. You can now keep up-to-date on all my new projects, activities, etc. Please 'like' my page and follow me on Facebook! Click here to be directed to my Facebook page now.
New Projects & Designs
After a year and a half of floral designs, I finally have some new wildlife wallhangings now available. These are Day at the Lake, a new Loon design, and Within His Sight, a new wolf that can be done up in browns or blacks. To see these new patterns please see my new designs or wildlife pages, or click here.
My new Herb Garden series comprise eight individual herb designs; Basil, Chives, Lavender, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme. These designs can be made into individual 15" square wallhangings, or sewn together into a four-block tablerunner. The ninth pattern, Herb Garden: Additional Projects, takes these patterns to a new level, creating the French and Italian color scheme 'blends' using additional appliques to make tablerunners, five-block wallhangings, an apron and throw pillows. Or you can always choose your favorite herbs to create your own custom blend! To view the new Herb Garden series click here.
Last month to get your Shop Hop Blocks! Northern Flora Quilt & Tablerunner Bonus Project (see photo below) are currently featured as the 2013 Great Alaska Shop Hop. These blocks are only available from May 1st through December 31st of 2013. Click here for close-up views of each block, and the list of participating stores where they can be purchased.
History of Wildfire Designs Alaska
I was born in Kenai, Alaska and raised in the family fabric store, the Kenai Fabric Center with my mother, grandparents, aunts, and later a sister and several cousins; all of whom taught me to sew, crochet, knit, and so much more. While in college I worked with my family at their fabric store, where I found a talent for creating samples of wallhangings and preparing kits. After several years I decided to try designing on my own. My first pattern, Caribou on the Kenai Flats, was inspired by my hometown.
Thank you for your interest in Wildfire Designs Alaska!
Dana Woodard Verrengia, Designer/Owner