Saturday, March 5, 2011

What have I been doing?

These are some icons that I just finished drawing from various free domain publications to use on a mini-kaleidoscope quilt. They are ready to load into my quilting program and I can hardly wait to get to it. The bottom picture represents the twelve moons from a vintage Camp Fire Girls handbook. The middle is a collection of dream catcher webs. The top is a few more native American icons. As soon as these are stitched on the quilt and it's off the table, I'll post pictures of the quilt itself. If you know anyone who is making a quilt with a Southwest theme, or Native American theme, send them my way. I have lots of goodies in my bag now.

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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.

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