Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Kaleidoscope of Kolor

Finished! I'm excited that this piece is finished and will be showing in the booth. It's too large for the show, but you want to see it close-up and see all the motifs and designs I used. Here is a link to my Flickr small album. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Gearing up for Oregon Garden Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show

Just two more weeks and we'll be feasting our eyes on the best 'eye-candy' you can imagine. Just think--it's winter! and we get to think "Spring" at the Oregon Garden in Silverton. My booth will have a few quilts for sale, a few fun wall hangings, and a special exhibit of innovative quilting in my Kaleidoscope quilt. My cousin Patty and I will have available the X-Blocks template and the new Square-in-a-Square template for demonstrations through out the day. My daughter, Becky Hafer, is supplying me with lots of Kutter Keepers and Knitting Stitch Keepers as well as her quilt patterns from Becky's Bouquet of Quilts. I hear there is a great luncheon planned and an enjoyable day for all. If you want more information go to their website at www.oregongarden.org, or beckysbouquet.com.

I hope to see you there.
I am Bonnie Russell, owner and quilter, and my business is making beautiful quilts and making quilts beautiful. NABQC came about as a partnership between the love of sewing and hazelnut farming. That's how the name was chosen. My husband, Fred, is the nut farmer, and I do the sewing using many bolts of fabulous fabric. My studio is located in Dundee, Oregon, the beautiful Willamette Valley, in the center of a hazelnut orchard. Experience came with 42 years of dress making, 40 years of marriage to my wonderful, loving, supportive husband (34 years of nut farming), 25 years of raising three daughters, and now we have seven grandchildren to mentor in Future Quilters of America!

With a Statler Stitcher and Gammill Optimum Plus longarm quilting machine, a 14 foot table, and the drawing program AutoSketch, no project is too big or too small. Anything from hand guided meandering to custom digitized designs can be applied to a project to complete that labor of love.

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