Friday, June 29, 2012

Coming along nicely...

I love it when a project comes together nicely.  Here are some elements in the making...not finished by any means, and some changes being made as we speak.  Just enjoy the eye candy and imagine what it will look like finished.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New Projects

I'm in the process of some new projects and this is where you will see them.  It's been a while since I posted here and everything has changed.  Have patience with me while I learn the new ropes.  The following is a method of raw edge applique built on the longarm table, layering fabrics, stitching, and cutting away to expose the desired fabric.  Now I'm experimenting with quilting techniques.  Beadboard in the outer border, crosshatching background, feather motif in the swag, and various motifs in the applique.  Using black thread is not helpful because it's invisible so probably I'll switch to another color soon.  I am uploading pictures in progress to my Picasa album.  Enjoy the pictures and let me know what you think.
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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