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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. Businesses can order patterns, download kit cutting instructions and request a trunk show.

New for 2020: River Run Series & Other Designs

River Run: 6-Block Quilt

The River Run series explores the beauty of the lakes and rivers of North America and consists of six new patterns that can be made individually or as a group (as shown above). This series uses my newest River Run Signature Batik Line with Hoffman California Fabrics. In addition to the River Run 6-Block quilt, there are two new tablerunner and two new quilt designs using these batiks. These new designs are available as laser and/or fabric kits now! View them all on my New Designs or Wildfire Designs pages, or shop here now to get your patterns or kit today!

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.

Traditional Kits Clearance!

So many kits, so little me. I need to pair down my kit selection since it's just getting too big for my little house to handle (let alone for me)! I don't get a lot of orders for traditional (cut it yourself) style kits anymore, and so I've decided to discontinue making them altogether. Laser is just the way today! I have a small seletion left, particularly with many of my holiday designs, and am offering 30% off all traditional 'Cut it yourself' kits while they last. See the Kits Retail page to get yours before they're gone. Use discount code KITS30 at check out for your 30% discount.

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.

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

Updated by Dana Michelle