Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Red Hills Market - THE BEST

Thanks to the folks at Red Hills Market in Dundee, Oregon. Today was the last day of Dundee Summer Market and it was perfect. Business was a little slow, the wind was gusty, and the temperature was a little cool without a jacket. However, the food at Red Hills Market was awesome! I sampled their roast beef sandwich with caramelized onions and blue cheese and was blown away by the portion and flavors. Then after closing we were treated to a smorgasbord of pizzas. These pizzas were not usual pizza. I call these healthy pizzas! I tasted Jamaican spicy chicken, sausage with a little mushroom, and a vegetarian that were very very tasty. You'll just have to visit some day and try them yourself. Or check out their website and Facebook page.

If anyone asks me where is a good place to eat in Dundee, Red Hills Market is sure to be the first one I would recommend. I'm sorry this picture is so far away. That's me on the right with the lime green canopy and quilts flying in the wind.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Last Day for Dundee Summer Market 2011

The weather promises perfection for the last Dundee Summer Market. I plan to be there as long as our host is willing. If you are passing through Dundee tomorrow, Wednesday, September 28, between 2 and 7 pm, turn on 7th and come to the Red Hills Market. We are small, but we love what we do.

The first Friday of the month, which is October 7, is Art Walk in Newberg, from 5-9 PM. If you happen to be there, check in at the Union Block Market Place, 616 E. First Street. They will have a few of my items for sale and more over the next three months.

This weekend is Quiltopia, sponsered by Greenbaum's Quilted Forest in Salem. There is a quilt show/sale at the Mission Mill Museum all day Saturday and Sunday. Check out their websites for more information. Of course I will have quilts hanging!

Now to get back to work. . .Thanks for checking in today!

Here is a teaser for a new product I'm offering...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

End of Summer - Beautiful Fall

Welcome to small town America. Yesterday there were three vendors at the Dundee Summer Market. Do we get a prize for perseverance? Jennifer, the organizer has invited all the previous vendors to come next week, the last day, and is waiving the vendor fee. Whoo Hoo! We're going to celebrate the grand finale by having little treats and possibly a pizza party at closing. It's been fun to sit at this community event this summer. We need someone to stand on Hwy 99 with a bunch of balloons, or a cardboard guitar drawing people into the street! Sometimes small is's not a festival, and it's not really a "Farmer's" market. It's more of an artisan and non-produce type market. I've seen jewelry, gift cards, pottery, processed food like jelly, chutney, vinegar, oil, honey, tea, blue cheese dressing, and a wonderful musician, Larry Brown who plays guitar. My quilt crafts were colorful, but no sale! My 1910 New National hand crank sewing machine drew lots of comments, especially when I was actually sewing on it. I quickly explained that all the quilting is done on a computerized longarm machine. This is the quilting craft from one extreme to the other.

If you happen to be passing through Dundee next Wednesday, and it's not raining, stop in and take a chance on seeing some awesome vendors! If it's raining, keep driving through. See you next year! Thank you passers-by for your support.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dundee Summer Market September 21

What a lovely day it was yesterday. It was cloudy most of the time, but you could feel the heat from the greenhouse effect. The wind was calm but refreshing, and we had to put our sweaters on after 4:00. I love this time of year. NABQC is proud to offer fabric bowls, tissue cases, bottle bags, several types of carry bags, and tutus. Yes, beautiful bouncy, bodacious tutus. If you're looking for a unique Halloween costume, school spirit costume, or the perfect gift for a little girl in your life, come by and take a look at our new tutus.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Dundee Summer Market Sept 14

Gearing up for another day in the sunshine. The weather promises to be cool and clear so we're sewing like mad and preparing new items to display. Here is a sneak peak at some of our projects. Bottle bags, coasters, thread catchers, tissue much fun.

There is a new item that we have been working on that will surprise you. I can't post a picture but I can tell you it is beautiful and will knock your socks off. It has nothing to do with quilting whatsoever. It is for children and adults alike. Come on down and visit us at the Red Hills Market parking lot Wednesday, September 14 from 2 to 7.
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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