Resource Links

Museums - Europe

British Library Click Here

British Library Prints features the most popular images from the British Library’s archives, from iconic documents such as the Magna Carta to 20th century photographs by Fay Godwin. The British Library receives a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland. We hold over 150 million items, including maps, rare books, illustrations, paintings and photographs.

Museums - Canada

UBC Museum of Anthropology Click Here

The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia is world-renowned for its collections, research, teaching, public programs, and community connections. It is also acclaimed for its spectacular architecture and unique setting on the cliffs of Point Grey.

Museums - USA

Bellevue Art Museum Click Here

Bellevue Arts Museum is the Pacific Northwest's center for the exploration of art, craft and design through exhibitions, educational programs and partnerships, emphasizing the work of regional artists.

La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum Click Here


Established in 1997, The La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum is housed in the historic 1891 Gaches Mansion in the artistic waterfront town of La Conner, Washington. This unique museum features three stories of quilts and textiles that range from traditional to contemporary, with a focus on works from the Northwest. On the first floor, Victorian-era furnishings complement changing selections from the growing permanent collection.

Museum of Northwest Art (MONA) Click Here


The Mission of the Museum of Northwest Art is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art by Northwest artists. Our growing collection includes over 2,500 contemporary art objects from the early 1900s to the present day.

Portland Art Museum Click Here

A museum internationally recognized for its permanent collection and ambitious special exhibitions, drawn from the Museum’s holdings and the world’s finest public and private collections.

Seattle Art Museum Click Here

From its early 20th-century roots as the Seattle Fine Arts Society to its growth into an internationally renowned museum with three distinct venues, explore how the Seattle Art Museum evolved into a vital Seattle institution.

Skagit County Historical Museum Click Here


Explore Skagit County’s rich and rugged heritage by touring the Skagit Legacy exhibit filled with scenes of early Skagit life from the mountains to the sea. From parlors to plows, Native American baskets to Shirley Temple dolls, the Museum galleries are overflowing with interesting and often unusual treasures of Skagit County’s vibrant past.

Tacoma Art Museum Click Here

Tacoma Art Museum was founded by a group of volunteers in 1935 and has since grown to become a national model for regional, mid-sized museums. The museum is dedicated to exhibiting and collecting Northwest art, with the mission of connecting people through art. The museum’s permanent collection includes the premier collection of Dale Chihuly’s glass artwork on permanent public display.

Materials and Supplies

Amazon Click Here

So many specialist art and needlework books can be found here.

Ana Cross Stitch Click Here

Specialist threads and fabrics for needle artists, as well as a wide selection of specialty knitting yarns and patterns.  They are very friendly and accommodating to our students.

Blick Art Supplies Click Here

 A variety of art materials with excellent product information.

Gene's Art and Frame Click Here

Gene's Art & Frame has been offering fine art supplies and custom framing services to the Whidbey Island, WA area since 1967. The staff is friendly, familiar with frequently used items and our students.

Jo-ann Fabric and Craft Click Here

A great resource for basic fabrics and tools.


Pfaff Click Here

 PFAFF U.S.A. provides our center with Pfaff Creative 2144 and 7570 sewing machines for the use of students who would like to use one during any of the courses.

Quality Sewing and Vacuum Click Here

A reliable dealer for Pfaff Sewing Machines with good customer follow up. They have a really large selection of specialist threads and items specifically for machine embroidery. The store in Mount Vernon is approximately 12 miles from our center in La Conner, which makes it an easy stopping place for our students travelling to us from Seattle. The store in Bellingham is any easy stop for our students travelling to us from Canada. 

Stitches Fibre Art Supplies Click Here

Stitches is a complete resource for  fibre art and mixed media supplies. Established 14 years ago, Stitches has become a destination for artists looking for textiles, metals, foils, paints, fibres, yarns and quilting cottons. The shop boasts rooms bursting with art quilts, knitted samples,  all the latest books on surface design and art quilting.

The Color Wheel Company Click Here

The Color Wheel Company manufactures and sells a large selection of color wheels, color mixing guides, color charts and color tools for artists.

Treenway Silks Click Here

Specialty silk threads, ribbons, and many other luscious fibers.


Studio Art Quilt Associates Click Here

SAQA is an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art quilt and the artists who create them. We are an information resource on all things art quilt related for our members as well as the public. Founded in 1989 by an initial group of 50 artists, SAQA members now number more than 3,000 artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators and corporate sponsors.



Studio Art Quilt Associates WA Click Here

SAQA WA is your local Washington SAQA region. At 82 members strong and growing, we are rapidly coalescing as a force to advance the work and interests of local artists, whether they are professional artists, hobbyists, beginners, or collectors of beautiful fiber art. We’re excitedly preparing for our September 11 regional meeting and our 2017 exhibition: the State of WA-ter. SAQA WA co-reps Carolyn Higgins ( and Lisa Jenni ( are delighted to answer your questions.


Surface Design Association Click Here

SDA is an international community engaged in the creative exploration of fiber & fabric. Our mission is to promote awareness & appreciation of the textile arts. Through member-supported publications, exhibitions & conferences, we inspire creativity, encourage innovation, & advocate excellence.


Fiber Art Now Click Here

A magazine that connects and inspires the fiber arts & textiles community with the most compelling work in basketry, felting, knitting, needle arts, paper/book arts, dyeing, mixed media, surface design, quilting, sculpture, wearable art, weaving, collage, encaustic, mixed media and more.

Selvedge Magazine Click Here

Selvedge Magazine - covers fine textiles in every context: fine art, interiors, fashion, travel and shopping.

La Conner Washington

Chamber of Commerce Click Here

There’s a reason why we are so often voted the most perfect Washington state weekend getaway destination– it’s the same reason we love living and working here. Plain and simple … not only is it beautiful, but our community is full of genuinely warm and friendly folks.

Center Graduates

Gwen Lowery Click Here


Lisa Harkins Click Here


Marie Plakos Click Here