Saturday, February 25, 2012

Busier than a Bee

I've been drawing again...and you won't believe the new toys I have acquired. I have four very special quilts coming up that will knock your socks off! Here are a few pictures of elements that I will be using. Stay tuned for more pictures in the next month.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort

For the past twelve years, DH and I have been spending our winters on Mt. Hood as ski instructors. Each of the twelve years has been unique and I am never disappointed by what each day brings. Sure I have days when I just want to turn around and go home...and when I'm home there are days I look out my window longingly at the mountain and wonder why I'm not there. As each birthday passes, I wonder how much longer my muscles and bones will hold up. In these twelve years I've been subjected to bodily assaults by borders and skiers three times that I can remember, the worst yielded two staples in my scalp. I've vented on more than two riders for coming too close.

I'm posting some pictures of our "office" for your enjoyment. Come on up some day and see it in person.
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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Tale of a Dog