Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dundee Summer Market

Dundee Summer Market will run through the end of September. NABQC is planning to have a spot towards the end of the month--depending on the weather. Due to the nature of my products, rain would not be a good thing. Here is a video of yesterday's market. The weather was HOT HOT HOT, muggy, but there was a playful wind blowing. There was a chocolatier, tea lady, honey guy, pottery gals, blue cheese sampler, natural syrups vendor, and the cutest card maker next to me. The guitarist played live, and a CD of himself all afternoon. Fragrances of smokey BBQ from Red Hills Market smoker filled the air. Locals, children and adults, tourists stopping in, many visitors enjoying the food fare and beverages...lovely afternoon to sit and sew. I took my New National hand crank and stitched HST patches which made for conversations with interested visitors. Enjoy, and thanks for looking.

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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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