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The Wooden Bear

We have officially made the change!  Starting June 1, 2020, we are an all e-pattern website.

After almost 20 years of designing, I’m slowing things down just a little. I started this business just before the birth of my second son, Caleb. He just graduated from high school this year. My other son, Zach, just graduated from college and is starting his own career. With all of these changes, Brian and I will be moving just a little south and starting our “empty nest” home.

After much praying and thinking and planning, it seems like the right time to slow things down with my business, enjoy family, and live a more active and healthier lifestyle beyond 12-hour days at my computer desk.  As many quilt shop owners know, running your own business is wonderful and fulfilling, and often difficult and exhausting. But, I wouldn’t change a minute of any of it. It allowed me to stay home with my children, be creative, and meet some wonderful friends in the quilting industry.

The website will still be completely active, and I will continue to add any new designs as I make them.  If you are signed up for our newsletter list, or follow me on Facebook, I always announce when I have new products.  I will also be converting some of the older patterns to e-patterns and loading them onto the site.  I will also be sure to announce when any of those are added.


An email with full details about changes and opportunities for our wholesale customers was sent.  If you are not on our email list, or did not receive the email, please contact me at, and I will be glad to send it.  You can also log into the wholesale gateway (click here) to see all the details.

A special thanks to those who have worked with me here at The Wooden Bear over the years.  Besides Brian and my boys, I received daily help from my mother-in-law Karol, friend and neighbor Megan, and my friend and current shipper Cathy.  I couldn’t have done it all without the help of these generous and hard-working women. I will forever be grateful.

Thank you so much for your business and support over the years.  The quilting industry is hands-down the best community of customers and people out there!  If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. 

I look forward to continuing to be creative… between long hikes and time with family.

God Bless,

Kelly Mueller
Owner and Designer


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