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Welcome to Wildfire Designs Alaska

Wildfire Designs Alaska

Welcome to my website. From this site you can view all my designs, find a store that sells my patterns, learn quilting tips and techiniques used in my designs and even order patterns and kits on my new online store.

New for 2023: Along the Shores Series

The Along the Shores series feature ten new designs using my newest Signatutre Batik Line with Hoffman California Fabrics. Patterns and kits for these designs will be available on my website in the coming months, so please check back soon to get yours. Stores looking to order kits or patterns directly from me please email me at order@wildfiredesignsalaska.com. Design below features my Along the Shores: Sandpiper, Along the Shores: Starfish and Along the Shores: Blue Heron designs.

Along the Shores 3-Block Wallhanging

New for 2022: Alaskan Arctic SeriesAlaskan Arctic Complete Quilt

The Alaskan Arctic series features some of my favorite arctic critters. These designs can be made individually or as a group as shown above. The kits and patterns will be available in my online store soon, so check back soon to get yours!

What makes WDA laser kits special? I pre-wash all the applique fabrics to shrink, block and remove excess dye and all my kits use Lite Steam-a-Seam 2 as the fusible webbing. This fusible is more expensive then other non-permanent fusibles out there, but the only one I use because of its permanent bond. When used properly there's no need to stitch down your appliques. See my Tips page for step-by-step instructions on how I use Steam-a-Seam fusible web.

Wildfire Designs Alaska Online Store

All Wildfire Designs Alaska patterns, available kits and other notions are available to purchase online! Although I am excited to have my own online store for those of you who do not have local access to my patterns and kits, I want to make sure to encourage everyone to check with your local quilt shops first and support your local small businesses! Click here to be directed to Wildfire Designs Alaska's online store now.

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.

After 50+ years my family's quilt shop closed in October 2020. I miss it all the time, it was more than a store, it was where my grandparents lived and where I grew up. No other shop will ever compare. Treasure your family and all your unforgettable local quilt shops.

Thank you for your interest and support for Wildfire Designs Alaska!
Dana Michelle Woodard, Designer/Owner

Updated by Dana Michelle