Rainfest – Fabric of the Forest

2018 Quilt Classes & Show
Featured Quilter
Doug Leko
Doug Leko

Rainfest Info

Quilt Show and Vendors
Hours

Friday, April 20 • Noon-6PM
Saturday, April 21 • 10AM-6PM
Sunday, April 22 • Noon-4PM

Sponsored by the Rainforest Council of the Arts

Vendors Include:
Chinook Pharmacy, Forks, WA
Quilt Harbor, Aberdeen, WA

Quilting at the Cottage
Trunk Show & Lecture

Friday, April 20 • 7:30PM-9:00PM

  • Classroom opens 30 minutes prior to lecture.
  • Donations accepted at the door.
  • No class limit

About Our Featured Quilter – Doug Leko

Doug Leko’s story is unique in the quilting industry. He founded Antler Quilt Design in 2008, when he was just fourteen. He’d been quilting since the age of six, and working in his mother’s quilt shop over the years helped him develop his skills and refine his art. After pattern testing for various designers, he began to develop his own quilt designs. Doug took off from there, launching a full-scale design and marketing operation while he was still in high school.

Since then, his reputation has grown along with his business. He has a vibrant and growing collection of patterns available at quilt stores around the U.S. and Canada. New releases each year coincide with the timing of Quilt Market. With every new release, he signs and numbers the first 24 patterns, and those are intermixed randomly as orders are filled – so keep your eye out!

Doug takes a distinctive approach to his quilt designs. He enjoys incorporating secondary design elements, and he’s absolutely passionate about color. For Doug, there’s nothing like pulling together just the right mix of  coordinating fabrics for a project. He loves every aspect of the quilting process, from design to fabric selection to handwork to binding.

His work has been featured in prominent publications such as McCall’s Quilting, Quiltmaker, and in American Patchwork & Quilting. When he’s not busy developing new designs or showing at Quilt Market, he divides his time
between pursuing a marketing degree and teaching/speaking at quilt shops and other quilting events.

Sharing with other quilters is what Doug likes best about his business. He always wants to know what people are working on, and he’s known as much for his outgoing nature and storytelling as for his unique passion about quilting.

Doug’s website: antlerquiltdesign.com

Registration

To register for the event click the picture below to download a PDF copy of our full-color brochure with registration form.

Directions

Forks High School Auxiliary Gym
(on Spartan Avenue across from the new Peninsula College) “Home of Twilight”

Link to Google Maps

Accommodations

Please visit our local Chamber of Commerce website (forkswa.com) to help you select accommodations for your stay.

forkswa.com link