Bonnie and Camille

Bonnie Olaveson – Cotton Way

Camille Roskelley – Thimble Blossoms

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Bonnie and Camille met on June 10, 1983 when Camille came into the world on Bonnie’s 24th birthday. Not only do the two share a family and a birthday, they also share a love of quilting and an all out obsession with fabric.Since starting her company Cotton Way in 1990, Bonnie has designed over 300 patterns. She currently resides in Idaho, has a wonderful husband, 5 children, and enjoys spoiling her 15 beautiful grandchildren. When she’s not busy designing, she enjoys decorating her home and boating with the family.Camille’s pattern company Thimble Blossoms published it’s first pattern in 2007 while she was raising her three energetic little boys. A few of her favorite things are sewing with friends, spending time at the lake with her family and cookies of any kind. You can find her day-to-day quilting on Instagram @thimbleblossoms.

This mother daughter team blends trendy with traditional, and has the unique perspective of two generations of quilters. Their hope is that you, too, may be able to start a new quilt day tradition as mothers and daughters.

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  • More Scrappy Placemats
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  • NEW Daysail Patterns! YAY!!!
    Today I am so happy to share with you my new patterns made with our Bonnie and Camille Daysail fabric collection.We will be showing this fabric collection at the International Quilt Market in October and it will ship to your local quilt shop in February. The patterns are available now.It's always so hard to work… Read more »
  • New Sew on the Go Bag Pattern and Winners!
    I am so excited to show you one of my new patterns, it's called Sew on the Go Bag.I love to have a hand stitching project when I travel whether it is in the car or on the plane, and I am always trying to keep my thread and scissors handy. One day… Read more »
  • Moda LOVE Blog Tour
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  • Miss Kate has arrived!
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  • Make every day count!
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  • It's Miss Kate's Big Day
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  • Our Star, Feisty Phyllis
    Camille and I are happy to be part of the Fat Quarter Shop 2014 Designer Block of the Month.What a beautiful Quilt!The fabric is called Snowbird and was designed by the talented Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket.We were all asked to design a star block and name it after a star… Read more »
  • Miss Kate
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  • Spring Sale!
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  • Binding Summerville
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  • Welcome back! A little house update.
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  • All grown up - the family update
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