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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!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I'd like to introduce you to Valerie Cook. Valerie owns A Quilt Lovers Shoppe in Janesville, Wisconsin. We first met Valerie at Quilt Market last year. She loved Toni Whitney's designs, and put in a request for Toni to do a pattern of a Golden Retriever. Well, Valerie waited a short while, and then took matters into her own hands! With inspiration from Toni and her own beloved Golden Retriever "Goldie", Valerie made her own pattern! She was pleased with the results and went on the make a quilt of her daughter's Papillon! She sells both of these patterns in her shop, along with fabric kits. If you'd like to have one of these patterns, call Valerie at her shop in Wisconsin. The phone number there is (608) 754-6497.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Traci is chatting with Alex from Aurifil. It's so fun and rewarding to see the growth of Aurifil thread in our country! More and more artists are choosing to use only Aurifil thread in their quilts! It truly is the Rolls Royce of threads..... Why choose anything less?

Aren't these three so photogenic?

This convention center is one of the nicest ones we've been in! And it's one of the greenest ones in the United States. There are many, many skylights.....the natural light was wonderful, and it cuts their energy use.

Traci and OK Carol were tidying up the booth in the morning before the show opened.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Earth, Wind and Fire: All Together Now

Here the version of Toni Whitney's Earth, Wind And Fire with all three horses in one quilt . Once again, the way this pattern is designed a person can make it as above or each of the horses individually.
Earth, Wind And Fire will be shipping at the beginning of next month and is available for preorders.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


This is Sharon Duffy's "Summer Serenity" which she presented to The Loyal Order of the Moose Family Center 1913 in Mauston, Wisconsin. It was made in loving memory of Governor Dale Rynearson, who passed away from cancer in February. Pictured with Sharon is the new governor, Mike Rynearson, nephew of Dale. Sharon says she is not a quilter, but has done most crafts. How brave of her to tackle this as her first quilt! Se also added paint to this quilt, another first! Because it will hang in the family center, she chose to frame the quilt for protection. Didn't she do an amazing job??