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Free Quilt Patterns for February 2024

Posted on February 27th, 2024 at 9:23 a.m.

FREE QUILT PATTERNS NOW AVAILABLE!

Free Quilt Patterns that arrived in February 2024:

                              
American Beauty Free Quilt Pattern by Riley Blake Designs


Free Quilt Pattern
Bear Hugs Free Quilt Pattern by QT Fabrics

Birdsong Free Quilt Pattern by Maywood Studio


Free Quilt Pattern
Bloomerang I Free Quilt Pattern by Henry Glass & Co., Inc.

Bloomerang ...

Betty Quilt Sew-Along

Posted on January 2nd, 2024 at 1:07 p.m.

Betty Quilt Sew-Along!

Happy New Year!  For those that expressed interest in another Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book sew-along...."Betty" won the majority vote!

So, gather your fabrics!  Cutting starts on 1/23/2024.


Just Two Charm Pack Quilts
Just to be transparent, this Sew-Along was not on my program schedule but ...

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along: FINISHING

Posted on November 26th, 2023 at 3 p.m.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along:  FINISHING

Oh, parting is such sweet sorrow!  I have truly enjoyed sharing this sew-along with all of you and I hope you enjoyed it, too.

This is our final week together.  This week is all about catching up and finishing your quilt!

(The  ...

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along - ASSEMBLY

Posted on November 19th, 2023 at 3:40 p.m.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along:  ASSEMBLY

Welcome back!  This is it!  Time to put your Block A and Block B into rows for the quilt top assembly.

(The Just Two Charm Pack Quilt is required to participate.  The book is available HERE.)

Follow the "Quilt Top Assembly ...

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along: BLOCK B

Posted on November 12th, 2023 at 12:50 p.m.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along:  BLOCK B

Welcome back!  How's everyone doing?  We are cruising now in block making and final assembly is going to be here quick.  If you are going at a slower pace, that is OK.  Enjoy the creative process.

(The Just ...

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along: BLOCK A

Posted on October 29th, 2023 at 5:18 p.m.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along:  BLOCK A

Welcome back!  Yeah....if you are caught up so far, this is an easy week of sewing.

(The Just Two Charm Pack Quilt is required to participate.  The book is available HERE.)

Follow the "Block A" sewing instructions in your Just ...

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along: CORNER UNITS

Posted on October 22nd, 2023 at 3:42 p.m.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along:  CORNER UNITS

Welcome back!  Ah, we are starting to get a rhythm going now.  Check below for tips and tricks.

(The Just Two Charm Pack Quilt is required to participate.  The book is available HERE.)

Follow the "Corner Units" piecing instructions in ...

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along: TRIANGLE UNITS

Posted on October 15th, 2023 at 2:47 p.m.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along:  TRIANGLE UNITS

Welcome back!  Yippee....Let's get to sewing our first units!

(The Just Two Charm Pack Quilt is required to participate.  The book is available HERE.)

Follow the "Triangle Units" piecing instructions in your Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book for ...

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along: CUTTING

Posted on October 8th, 2023 at 6:52 p.m.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along:  CUTTING

(The Just Two Charm Pack Quilt is required to participate.  The book is available HERE.)
                                 
Yeah!  Let's get this party started. 

I love that Cheryl gives us all the fabric cutting instructions right up front.  This saves time ...

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along: INTRO

Posted on September 24th, 2023 at 6:05 p.m.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along:  INTRO

Yahoo!  It's almost time.  Who's ready to get started?  I am!  I am!

Consider this your final reminder to get your book ordered in time to start next week.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along
                      
Some questions have come up over the last ...

Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along: Week 6

Posted on August 19th, 2023 at 8:10 p.m.

Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along!

Week 6: Layout and Assemble Quilt Top

                     
Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along

You made it!  Week 6 is here and you have been a rockstar with this sew-along.  Last week was a week to catch up and get things ready for the final sewing of this quilt ...

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along

Posted on August 18th, 2023 at 2:23 p.m.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along!

Coming Soon - Save the date - starts September 25th, 2023!

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along
Have you seen Cheryl Brickey's newest book - Just Two Charm Pack Quilts?  We had the amazing honor of Long Arm Machine Quilting many of the quilts photographed! 

When her book released a few months ...

Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along: Week 5

Posted on August 12th, 2023 at 8:10 p.m.

Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along!

Week 5: Catch Up Week & Give-Away for participating members

(Looking for related posts?  Check the Sunday Mornings Sew-Along category HERE.)
         

Check in week.  What do we have left to do from previous weeks?  All caught up?  Need a week ...

Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along: Week 4

Posted on August 5th, 2023 at 7:42 p.m.

Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along!

Week 4: Assemble Half Triangles and Corners

(Looking for related posts?  Check the Sunday Mornings Sew-Along category HERE.)
        
Sunday Mornings Sew-Along

Can you believe the Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along is halfway done already?!  What?!  Time is flying by.  Can you see things ...

Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along: Week 2

Posted on July 23rd, 2023 at 4:35 a.m.

Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along!

Week 2: Assemble Block One

(Looking for related posts?  Check the Sunday Mornings Sew-Along category HERE.)

       

Happy Sunday to you from Sewing Corals!

Did you survive picking fabric and cutting everything out last week?  I feel like that is the hardest part ...

Maywood Studio Maker - Precut Party Parade

Posted on July 18th, 2023 at 9:23 a.m.

Precut Party Parade - Round and Round the Block Quilt Pattern

I am back with my 2nd Maywood Studio Maker Challenge Project.

Maywood Maker

Our 2nd challenge project was all about Precuts!    The Maywood Studio Makers were invited to use our favorite precut of Maywood Studio's Fall and Winter themed fabric ...

Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along: Week 1

Posted on July 16th, 2023 at 1 a.m.

Sunday Mornings Quilt Pattern Sew-Along!

Week 1: Fabric Pull and Cutting

  

Hello and welcome to the Sunday Mornings Quilt Sew-Along!  I’m so glad you are here and hope you’re ready to have a blast over the next 6 weeks as we create this beautiful quilt.  Each week ...

Free Quilt Patterns for May 2023

Posted on June 1st, 2023 at 1:06 p.m.

FREE QUILT PATTERNS NOW AVAILABLE!

Free Quilt Patterns that arrived in May 2023:

Autumn Elegance Free Quilt Pattern by Henry Glass & Co., Inc.

Autumn Elegance Table Set Free Quilt Pattern by Henry Glass & Co., Inc.

 
Free Quilt Pattern
Autumn Waltz Free Quilt Pattern by Marcus Fabrics

Autumn Waltz Jordyn Free ...

Welcome to Our Garden - Rolling Petals Quilt Pattern

Posted on April 12th, 2023 at 10:47 a.m.

Welcome to Our Garden - Rolling Petals Quilt Pattern

Welcome back!

As I wrote in my last blog post, I was accepted as a Maywood Studio Maker for 2023.  This means I am an ambassador for Maywood Studio, and I will be sharing several projects throughout the year.

Rolling Petals Quilt Pattern

I am ...

Maywood Studio Maker 2023

Posted on April 9th, 2023 at 2:52 p.m.

I am a Maywood Studio Maker for 2023!

Hello and welcome!  It’s been a while since I personally posted in our blog.  Being a small business owner, I work a lot of different jobs and a whole lot more hours.  There never seems to enough hours in ...

February 2023 Give-Aways!

Posted on February 3rd, 2023 at 9:17 a.m.

February 2023 Give-Away(s) at Bear Creek Quilting Company!

We are feeling romantic for Valentine's Day, so we are starting the February Give-Away with Bliss!
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Bliss:/bliss/ definition: supreme happiness; utter joy and contentment. The newest collection from 3 Sisters is utter joy and happiness. It is an collection ...

Color Crush Batiks Bundle Give-Away

Posted on November 30th, 2022 at 10:36 a.m.

December 2022 Give-Away at Bear Creek Quilting Company!

Oh....the bundle this month is vibrant with color to ward off the wintery blue days....introducing Color Crush Batiks  by Moda!

Just as the name suggests, Color Crush Batiks  are all about the color!  With prints that ...

Amelia's Blues Bundle Give-Away

Posted on November 1st, 2022 at 1:22 a.m.

November 2022 Give-Away at Bear Creek Quilting Company!

Wow!  We have entered the busy season; holidays, parties, shopping and QUILTING.  So we are going to keep this month's blog short and simple.....Enjoy!

Amelia's Blues by Moda
 
"Inspired by the life of Amelia Bloomer, 1818-1894, I've chosen fabrics from ...

Cinnamon & Cream Bundle Give-Away

Posted on September 30th, 2022 at 9:38 a.m.

October 2022 Give-Away at Bear Creek Quilting Company!

Happy Fall!

"Close your eyes.  Think of that time of the year when the air turns crisp, the leaves crunch underneath your feet, and the aroma of coffee and apple pie waft from the kitchen.  That time when the mums ...

National Sew A Jelly Roll Day 2022

Posted on September 16th, 2022 at 1:48 p.m.

National Sew A Jelly Roll Day 2022! 

National Sew A Jelly Roll Day 2022
 
National Jelly Roll Day Free Quilt Pattern
National Jelly Roll Day Free Quilt Pattern
Free Jelly Roll/Strip Roll Quilt Pattern:  Chain of Fools
(click on above image for pattern)
 
 
National Jelly Roll Day Free Quilt Pattern
National Jelly Roll Day Free Quilt Pattern
Free Jelly Roll/Strip Roll Quilt Pattern:  Cross the Line
(click on above image for pattern)
 
 
National Jelly Roll Day Free Quilt Pattern
Free Jelly Roll ...

September 2022 Bundle Give-Away

Posted on September 2nd, 2022 at 1 a.m.

September 2022 Give-Away at Bear Creek Quilting Company!

Welcome to September!  We are sooo excited you are here!

Check out these beautiful new fabric arrivals from Moda:
Garden Gatherings by Moda
Garden Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings
My life is colored by quilts, and with Garden Gatherings,  I've brought the garden into ...

May 2022 New Arrivals & Free Quilt Patterns

Posted on June 1st, 2022 at 10:05 a.m.

Free Quilt Patterns now available!

 
Our May 2022 New Arrivals Video is HERE.
 
Free Quilt Patterns that arrived in May 2022:


Boo! Free Table Set Pattern by Henry Glass & Co., Inc.

Botanical Magic (Black) Free Quilt Pattern by Wilmington Prints

Botanical Magic (White) Free Quilt Pattern by ...

Quilter's Tip: How to Choose Batting

Posted on May 18th, 2022 at 10:12 a.m.

Quilter's Tip:  How to Choose Batting

Quilter's Tip

Note:  All statements are based on information gathered from Quilter’s Dream Batting website or the opinions of Bear Creek Quilting Company and their customers. We recommend doing your own research to ensure your needs are met.

General Tips

  • Order from thinnest ...

Quilter's Tip: How to Prepare Your Project for Long Arm Quilting Submission

Posted on May 6th, 2022 at 11 a.m.

Quilter's Tip:  How to Prepare Your Project for Long Arm Quilting Submission

Quilter's Tip
Note:  These tips are only in regard to submitting a project to be machine quilted by Bear Creek Quilting Company Long Arm Machine Quilting Service. We cannot speak to preferences of any other quilter or ...

Big Fabric Bundle Give-Away!

Posted on May 2nd, 2022 at 6 a.m.

"Big" Fabric Bundle Give-Away at Bear Creek Quilting Company!

Thank You!  Thank You!  Thank You!

A big THANK YOU for all the new referrals and mentions on Social Media.  This month we are celebrating with four "BIG" fabric bundles for May's Give-Away.

It has been amazing ...

October 2021 Fabric Give-Away

Posted on October 1st, 2021 at 1:52 p.m.
Bear Creek Quilting Company October Give-Away with Clothworks & Susybee Fabrics!

A big shout out "THANK YOU"  to Clothworks & Susybee Fabrics for sponsoring our October fabric give-away!

See the newest collections from Clothworks & Susybee Fabrics below:

Bloom Wildly by Clothworks

Fabric Collection:  Bloom Wildly by Heatherlee Chan

 
Botanical Journal by Clothworks
Fabric Collection ...

September 2021 Big Fabric Give-Away

Posted on August 31st, 2021 at 10:33 a.m.
Bear Creek Quilting Company September Give-Away with Windham Fabrics!

A big shout out "THANK YOU"  to Windham Fabrics for sponsoring our September fabric give-away!

See the newest collections from Windham Fabrics below:

Dewdrop by Windham Fabrics

Fabric Collection:  Dewdrop by Whistler Studios

Free Quilt Project Pattern available HERE.

 
Gather by Windham Fabrics
Fabric Collection:  ...

Bear Creek Updates and New Give-Away

Posted on August 2nd, 2021 at 9:21 a.m.
Bear Creek Quilting Company August Give-Away with Riley Blake Designs!

Welcome to August!  Are you having a good summer?  I hope whatever you do this summer, it brings you joy and happiness.

In Oregon, more and more people are out and about and traveling.  The other day ...

July Birthday Give-Away

Posted on June 30th, 2021 at 2:05 p.m.
Bear Creek Quilting Company's July Birthday Fabric Give-Away!

July is my birthday month and we are celebrating!  Follow along in our Daily Newsletter for a fun adventurous month. 

Below is the July's Blog Give-Away.  I found some beautiful scrappy fabric bundles in our over-flowing Treasure ...

Welcome to April!

Posted on April 1st, 2021 at 8:02 a.m.
Welcome to spring-time at Bear Creek Quilting Company!

Sanctuary by Moda
Let's start with a formal introduction, as we have been welcoming so many new quilters recently. 

WELCOME!!!  We are a family owned online shop located in Lebanon Oregon.  We have been online for just over ten years.  ...

National Quilting Month - March 2021

Posted on March 1st, 2021 at 7:47 a.m.

March 2021 Give-Away from Bear Creek Quilting Company

Welcome!  Thank you for taking the time to browse our website and read about this month's give-away.

March is National Quilting Month  and we are working on a long list of fun activities.  Be sure to follow along ...

Color Your World - Kona Cotton Solids 365

Posted on October 23rd, 2019 at 11:14 a.m.

Bear Creek Quilting Company Launches Colorful New Program For Quilters

NEWS RELEASE                                                                 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New subscription service to bring customers 365 different fabric colors throughout 2020!

Kona Cotton Solids 365

Lebanon, Oregon - Bear Creek Quilting Company is launching another spectacular program. This new program will bring wonderful and exciting colors into the world ...

Thread Selection - What Thread Size Do I Need?

Posted on July 29th, 2019 at 12:21 p.m.

What Thread Size Do I Need?

Thread selection doesn't have to be difficult.  There are multiple weights in thread; the larger the number, the thinner the thread.

Aurifil Thread Gem Packs
Aurifil Thread is currently the sole manufacturer of the threads we stock and the stars of our monthly thread Gem Packs ...

Brand Ambassadors

Posted on April 1st, 2019 at 10 a.m.
The search for Bear Creek Brand Ambassadors begins....

Have you noticed a few new changes to our website and newsletters? 

Our original logo was a starting thought on a restaurant napkin and it had served us well.  But it was time for some "polish".  The original logo ...

Creative Grids Hexagon Trim Tool

Posted on October 19th, 2014 at 9:51 a.m.

Creative Grids Hexagon Trim Tool
Hello, Friends...It's Amy from Amy Made That! and I'm delighted to be your guest blogger today with a fun product review.  Allow me to introduce you to my new favorite sewing tool...the Hexagon Trim Tool  from Creative Grids!

Creative Grids Hexagon Trim Tool
If you've ...

January's Pixie Party is here...

Posted on January 16th, 2014 at 1:34 p.m.

 

Welcome to the first month of RJR Fabrics Pixie Party! 

I am excited to show you the first in the RJR Fabrics Pixie
Party series.  Cotton Rainbow is the beautiful January quilt kit. 
Oh dear!  What is Pixie Party you ask?  Click on the ...