Monday, March 18, 2013

A 30 Year Celebration for Derrel's of Pensacola

I am so pleased to announce that Bob Gray, owner of  Derrel's of Pensacola just celebrated 30 years as a Bernina dealer. To congratulate Bob and help with the celebration, Paul Ashworth who is President of Bernina America flew in for the day.

Bob Gray and Paul Ashworth (right)
There were demonstrations with all the Berninas and many of Bob's customers came to join in the fun. The shop was decorated with balloons including ones that said 30 years! It was a very festive atmosphere. There was even a huge cake decorated especially for the occasion!


Donna Gray (Bob's wife), Paul Ashworth & Bob Gray        

I was delighted to be part of the celebration representing The Quilt Pattern Magazine. I showed the Bullas Bears BOM (block of the month) quilt from Purrfect Spots which is featured in the magazine. It started in February and there is still time to get the complete pattern if you subscribe before the end of March.

Paul Ashworth, Nan Baker & Bob Gray

Now you can't have a party without presents and there were some great ones! Derrel's of Pensacola gave away a Bernina 215 sewing machine to a very lucky winner!

The Quilt Pattern Magazine gave away a free year's subscription. But if you missed the party you can still be a winner! Derrel's of Pensacola has a wonderful line of Bernina machines with some great prices and there is even special financing offered by Bernina. Plus if you buy a Bernina at Derrel's between now and the end of May, you will receive a FREE six month subscription to The Quilt Pattern Magazine! So what are you waiting for - come join the celebration! 

Derrels - Pensacola's only Bernina Dealer
5559 -E North Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL 32503

Friday, March 8, 2013

Join us at Derrel's in Pensacola, FL on Tuesday, March 12th.

Here’s a chance for those in the Florida and surrounding area to join in a special celebration and have a chance to win a Bernina sewing machine!


On Tuesday, March 12th, Bob Gray of Derrels in Pensacola, Florida, will be celebrating  his 30th anniversary as owner.

The celebration will include a visit from Paul Ashworth, President of Bernina of America, who will be available for a meet-and-greet from 8 a.m. until noon.
Festivities will include demonstrations of Bernina’s new 7 Series line of machines and visitors will be given the opportunity to win a Bernina 215 sewing machine!

 I will be there and will be displaying my Bullas Bears Quilt now being featured in the The Quilt Pattern Magazine as a BOM  (Block of the Month). One lucky visitor will win a free, one-year subscription to The Quilt Pattern Magazine. Also, a free, 6-month subscription will be a bonus given to each buyer of a Bernina sewing machine sold at Derrels  during  March, April, and May, 2013!

Join the fun!
Derrels -  Pensacola’s only Bernina Dealer
5559-E North Davis Highway
Pensacola FL

Friday, March 1, 2013

Introducing Yukon Yule - the 2nd Bear in my BOM

I am so excited about this bear - Yukon Yule! He is my favorite in the quilt. I love the look of wonder and amazement as he looks at the Christmas ornament. It is almost as if he is saying " It's getting to be Christmas" and that brings anticipation of things to come and happy memories of times past during the holiday season!

Yukon Yule is from the artwork of the internationally famous watercolorist, Will Bullas.

Here is Will Bullas' bear.

And here is my quilt adaptation.

The Quilt Pattern Magazine is offering the BOM (block of the month) and that is the only place you can get the pattern. It started in February and will be running through November. There is still time to join in the fun. All you need to do is subscribe during the month of March and you will get the February issue as well as the March issue. 

I am hosting a workshop on The Quilt Pattern Magazine's social network - Pattern Pastiche. You can join me there to chat, ask questions or "share your bears"!

Bali Hand-dyed Watercolors - Style #1895 from Hoffman Fabrics were used in this quilt as they are just "purrfect" for these bears! Batiks Plus is offering the Fabric Kits. 

Kreinik Threads is offering a thread kit featuring the speciality threads used with this quilt.

This pattern will only be available through The Quilt Pattern Magazine so be sure and SUBSCRIBE today. You won't want to miss the fun you will have with the Bullas Bears!

Machine quilted by June Bauman of June Bug Quilting.