Saturday, March 5, 2011

ABCD Clothing Company

An idea in the making. . .a subsidiary of NABQC. It has become a serious consideration to add a clothing division to NABQC. I began my sewing career making clothes for my Barbie doll when I was fourteen years old. I made cute little dresses and other garments for my three daughters as they were growing up, who subsequently learned to sew for themselves early on. Now I have seven beautiful grandchildren who are inspiring me to venture back into the world of fashion. With so many adorable patterns and books out there, it is necessary for me to divide my time between quilting and clothing. Of course you'll be the first to see projects in this department right here on my blog. Stay tuned for more. . .

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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.

This blog is to temporarily serve as a source of information until a website is produced. It contains pricing, products, helpful hints, pictures, inspirations, and who knows what else will show up. Thank you for reading and I hope you will find it helpful.

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