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Drumroll Please! Announcing the Grand Champion Prize Winner of the Accuquilt Block Design Contest.

I entered several blocks in the 2017 Accuquilt Block Design Contest. By popular vote, these two entries were the most popular.

Here were my other entries:

 

 

But the Grand Champion was my Purple Rose. It will be unveiled on the billboard outside the Accuquilt headquarters in Interstate 80 for an entire year. I am in the process of designing a quilt and a pattern for this block, which will be available in our shop.

 

I also entered this contest in 2016 and here were my entries from that year.

 

But the one that won Fan Favorite was Not Your Grandmother’s Flower Garden a.k.a. What Happens When Grandpa Tells Grandma No More Trips to the Fabric Store.It was designed with the Accuquilt Dresden Plate Die and Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

As a result of winning Fan Favorite, I was honored with a trip to Julien California to spend a week with Eleanor Burns, from Quilt in a Day, at her Fall quilt retreat at Camp Cedar Glen in the mountains. It was a wonderful time for which I am forever grateful.

Here are some photos from that trip. 

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Blue Bear’s Etsy Shop is now live!

Blue Bear is so excited to tell you that his Etsy shop is now live. He is just getting started putting products in the shop, but so far there are patterns, books, kits, and fabric yardage.

Check it out at this link:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlueBearQuiltKits?ref=hdr_shop_menu.

Here is a photo of what the shop currently looks like.

Blue Bear Etsy Shop
Blue Bear Etsy Shop
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Happy 4th of July!

 

Happy 4th of July America. This is a patriotic home in Whitefish Bay Wisconsin.

 

Patriotic House Whitefish Bay
Patriotic House

 

Blue Bear is taking some time off to celebrate with his family. He has been working on several new patterns to be released soon. A couple are patriotic and use fabrics designed for Quilts of Valor. Another is a bed runner that he is designing.

Here is Sparklers on Liberty Square.

Sparklers on Liberty Square
Sparklers on Liberty Square
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Blue Bear’s Accuquilt Contest Block

Grandma's Nectie Garden
Grandma’s Nectie Garden

The bear has entered a quilt block design contest and would love to win for the exposure that it would give him as a new quilt designer. He would love it is you would help him by clicking on the link below and voting for his block. He tells me that you can vote every 24 hours until 4/22. Silly bear. Even though, he does seem to be a pretty good designer.

You need to confirm your email once, but you will not be put on their email list unless you check the box to opt into their emails. He wants me to ask you to ask your friends to help as well. Pesky bear, but it is a pretty quilt block and we would like for him to design some more.
Blue Bear and his friends thank you so much for your assistance!
Update: Blue Bear won the Fan’s Choice Award. Thank you everyone for all your help and your votes!
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Welcome to The Bearister Quilter!

 

The Bearister Quilter
The Bearister Quilter

 


This is the official blog for Blue Bear Quilt Kits & More. We will be sharing interesting quilting ideas and techniques. We will also be featuring patterns and kits that Blue Bear dreams up. We hope that you will enjoy this blog as a source of quilting inspiration. Here is the logo that Blue Bear created for the business. What do you think of it?

Blue Bear Quilts
Blue Bear Quilts