Friday, June 1, 2012

Bear Thread Designs Gets Creative!!

Welcome to the new blog, Just the Bear Facts, by Bear Thread Designs Inc.

Bear Thread Designs was founded in 1986 with the creation of the Applique Pressing Sheet, and its popularity in the quilting industry has been the catalyst to Bear Thread Designs creation of additional craft products which have cemented the company in the Quilting Industry.

Veronica Cox, owner and instructor, learned to sew at the age of 4 at the feet of her beloved grandmother. Her first project was to sew a button, and after she mastered that, her skills grew. Her first experience with a sewing machine resulted in Veronica sewing her finger. She switched to sewing fabric, and she enjoyed creating clothing for herself and later clothing for her two young children.

As a young adult, her creative endevours expanded from sewing, to crochet, embroidery, ceramic and stained glass arts. Years later she took up quilting as a way to connect with her soon-to-be mother-in-law and fell in love with the freedom it gave her to create unique pieces of art even when using the same pattern. Eventually, the life came full circle as one of Veronica's first quilts was for her grandmother.

For Veronica the memories of her grandmother curling up with her two children in that quilt and reading or playing became treasured memories that continue to surface as she helps other quilters create treasured heirlooms for their families.

Today, Veronica is moving faster than the days of chasing toddlers, as she travels, teaching fusible applique classes, participates in quilting and sewing shows and expos and serves as guest speaker for programs, quilt guilds and other organizations.

Keep visiting our blog to learn about upcoming events where you can meet Veronica and visit the Bear thread Designs booth at an event near you!

Happy fusing!!

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