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Bigfork, Montana, USA
Bigfork Bay Cotton Company is a full service, brick and mortar quilt shop, as well as a retail/wholesale pattern business. You can view our pattern line on our website, but on a more personal level, we'd like to invite you into our shop and share with you the joy of quilting in our corner of the world!

Friday, January 23, 2009


Here is our new version of Toni Whitney's amazing Spring Storm. As much as we loved the first version, we were forced to recreate the pattern with new fabrics because so many of the earlier fabrics have become unavailable. I hope you like this new version as much as we do! We are cutting kits of this new version now, and there is a very limited supply of the earlier version available. Visit our website, http://www.bigforkbaycottonco.com/ to view the earlier version.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


What a treat it was to open my email this morning! We always love to see our customers' finished quilts. So you can imagine what a thrill it was today to receive these images of Diane's wildlife quilts. We're so proud of these designs by Toni Whitney, and Diane should be especially proud of her interpretations! Thank you, Diane, for sharing these with us all!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Today I am adding our version of "Birthday Presents" to our website! Mo Harrah made this gorgeous sample with Buggy Barn's "In The Pink" fabric collection. We love this pattern from the book Take Two and Add a Few by Atkinson's designs. We have made it up in several different colorways, but I think this one is my favorite! The finished quilt is lap sized and measures 52" X 65". For a queen or king sized quilt simply use two kits. We'll remove the extra book, of course, and credit you the cost of the book. Cost for this kit is only $65.00! The kit includes the book and all fabric required to complete the quilt top, including borders and binding. We only have a limited supply of these.....all of the fabric we had from this collection is gone! If you like this, don't hesitate to give us a call, 1-866-245-5718, or visit our website, http://www.bigforkbaycottonco.com/, and search for it by name or item # SK0020.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Our second Mystery Quilt will begin this Saturday, January 10th. You may join us in the shop at 9:30 for a demo of this month's step. If you would like to join us long distance, I will email clues out monthly on the second Saturday of the month through October, when you will receive your final clue for "finishing it up". Email me at lynn@bigforkbaycottonco.com and let me know if you'd like to be added to our email list. When you do, I will email you fabric requirements. Although you won't have the benefit of the demo, I don't think you'll have any difficulties with any of the steps for this quilt. You will need to be familiar with the "connecting corners" technique. If you are not, there are great instructions for this technique at www.equilters.com/library/mystery_quilts/mystery_sewinghow.html. These instructions are part of a different mystery quilt, so don't be confused! Familiarize yourself with the technique, but ignore the specifics.
Hope you can join us!