Sunday, December 9, 2012

Bear Patch Quilt Co.

I had the pleasure of visiting Bear Patch Quilting Co. yesterday. Debbie invited me to be a guest presenter and visit with the Bear Patch Circle of Quilters.  So the night before I packed my bag of samples, about half of my studio.  Printed up some patterns and devised a give-away and off I was to visit the shop. Nerves always get the best of me but I should know by now that fellow quilters are the most warm welcoming groups there are! What a delightful, talented bunch of ladies! Debbie has a warm and welcoming smile and greeted me with a hug. Her shop has always been one of my favorite stops here in the Twin Cities. Her staff is knowledgeable, friendly and eager to help you with your quilting needs and questions. Bear Patch Quilting Co. is located in downtown White Bear Lake, MN. They are 10 minutes north of St. Paul. Their shop is on Fourth Street and the Sewing Center is right next door. There is parking behind the quilting shop.

Here is my little scrapbook of pictures of my lovely visit....

Bear Patch Circle of Quilters

Isn't this a beautiful quilt! It was shown during 'show and tell'...

This quilt was a masterpiece, the picture does not do it justice.
The construction and machine quilting were phenomenal.

Another wonderful quilt, but my angle did not allow me to capture
the whole quilt in my photo. This was a quilt for a raffle! I can't
imagine being able to give it away! What a generous gift.....

These quilts greet visitors as they enter the shop.
Love the Christmas quilt.

Debbie is hosting a Quilt Doodle Trunk Show....
Three of my samples are shown here... 'Snow Day', 'Penguin' Doodlette
and 'Snowman Friends' Doodlette.

Bear Patch staff is so friendly and helpful...

Lovely selection of fabric.... this is only a tiny part of the shop!

There's so much more!

Isn't this a sweet little tree full of ornaments that
you can make! Very cute!

Oodles of samples are found throughout the shop.

Debbie and I
 If you live in the Twin Cities area or are visiting, I hope that you take time to stop in at Bear Patch Quilt Co. and say 'Hi' to Debbie and her staff. They are a wonderful group of ladies! I am looking forward to my next visit to their lovely shop. You can also visit their blog, The Bear Blog
I hope that you all have a quilty weekend and find some time to create. I'm off to make some snicker doodle salad for my sisters' (plural, two sisters) birthday party. Remember, tomorrow is the Quilter's Gallery Blog Hop! I'm presenting a fun cupcake tutorial.... and a layer cake give-away!

Happy Quilting! 


  1. What a wonderful shop and wonderful decorations and displays.


  2. That winter quilt is amazing! I love the blue and white!

  3. I wish I had known you were going to be there! I love meeting other Minnesota bloggers, and I love your designs.

  4. Great turn out. The shop looks like it has everything.