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Bear Creek Creations

Bandon, Oregon On Etsy since 2008

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bearcreekcreations

Bear Creek Creations

Bandon, Oregon | 171 Sales

Announcement    We ship all of our shirts USPS Priority shipping. I make every shirt to order from small to 3X, which usually mails out in 2-3 days.

Let me know if I can be of help.

We will custom make any sweatshirt design in any size. Just convo us your wishes, we will make it, and put the shirt up for sale for you.

The Howard family has been in business for 25 years sewing over 2300 reverse appliqué sweatshirts with traditional quilt designs. We sew the sweatshirts then meticulously cut the sweatshirt material away to reveal the intricately beautiful designs.

For the last six years, we have been members of the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center, a quilt museum in Tillamook, Oregon. They have sold over 200 of our quilted shirts in their museum shop. www.latimerquiltandtextile.com

Jonna, one of our daughters, volunteered two years in Port Au Prince, Haiti, as a midwife with Heartline Ministries. After the earthquake, the ETSY Quiltsy group has sent 85 quilted pillowcases to encourage people in Port Au Prince through Heartline Ministries.

I started a Facebook group, We Support Heartline Ministries!!!, to spread the word. Heartline Ministries has been on the ground for 20 years. They are building a women's maternity center for their very successful women's program, which offers prenatal care, safe birthing, and child development classes for Haitian. If you are on Facebook, I would love to be friends.

I have decided to donate the proceeds of every Heart design sweatshirt or t-shirt to Heartline Ministries for the ongoing work with the women of Port Au Prince.


Birthday present? Not to worry! Let me know and I will wrap it for you :)

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Last updated on Jan 20, 2021

We ship all of our shirts USPS Priority shipping. I make every shirt to order from small to 3X, which usually mails out in 2-3 days.

Let me know if I can be of help.

We will custom make any sweatshirt design in any size. Just convo us your wishes, we will make it, and put the shirt up for sale for you.

The Howard family has been in business for 25 years sewing over 2300 reverse appliqué sweatshirts with traditional quilt designs. We sew the sweatshirts then meticulously cut the sweatshirt material away to reveal the intricately beautiful designs.

For the last six years, we have been members of the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center, a quilt museum in Tillamook, Oregon. They have sold over 200 of our quilted shirts in their museum shop. www.latimerquiltandtextile.com

Jonna, one of our daughters, volunteered two years in Port Au Prince, Haiti, as a midwife with Heartline Ministries. After the earthquake, the ETSY Quiltsy group has sent 85 quilted pillowcases to encourage people in Port Au Prince through Heartline Ministries.

I started a Facebook group, We Support Heartline Ministries!!!, to spread the word. Heartline Ministries has been on the ground for 20 years. They are building a women's maternity center for their very successful women's program, which offers prenatal care, safe birthing, and child development classes for Haitian. If you are on Facebook, I would love to be friends.

I have decided to donate the proceeds of every Heart design sweatshirt or t-shirt to Heartline Ministries for the ongoing work with the women of Port Au Prince.


Birthday present? Not to worry! Let me know and I will wrap it for you :)

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About bearcreekcreations

Sales 171
On Etsy since 2008

Sewing shirts for 25 years

Twenty five years ago, when the girls were 10, 12 and 14 years old we started our reverse applique sweatshirt business.

At the time, my goal was to teach them how to sew while teaching them business. When we took sample shirts to the Bandon Mercantile, the owner said he would carry them if we would keep up with the sales. Our shirts were available there for many years. pleasing many. It was fun to see people wearing our shirts around town.

By the time the girls were 11, 13, an 15, we took samples to the head office of Made in Oregon in Portland. I sat back while the girls successfully presented the shirts to the buyers seated around the conference table. Made in Oregon sold our shirts for several years.

Fast forward to now. Our girls are 35, 37, and 39. I am still on the ranch making shirts to order.

A woman from Sacramento called last week to say that she bought her first shirt at the Big Wheel in Bandon, Oregon many years ago. Over time, she has purchased 11 of our shirts but would like to see more designs available.

Last week I listed some for her, and for you, to enjoy. I make shirts to order and ship them flat rate USPS Priority mail.

After teaching Language Arts for 20 years and coaching the Speech and Debate team at Bandon High School, I retired five years ago.

I love working with people to find just the right combination of fabric design and shirt color.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 11, 2020
For the finest in sweatshirt designs, from our house to yours!!

Let me introduce myself. I am Ellen Howard and have been in business for 25 years sewing reverse appliqué sweatshirts with traditional quilt designs. We are members of the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center, a quilt museum in Tillamook, OR. They have sold our shirts there for seven years.

We are a family of five, Rick and Ellen, with grown daughters Lucy, Joanna, and Erika. We (Rick and Ellen) live at our ranch up the Bear Creek near Bandon, Oregon. We have breed cows as well as have geese, ducks, elk, deer, coyotes, bobcats, raccoons, and an occasional cougar on the ranch. We love the outdoors, fishing, gardening, and crafts of all kinds.

We have been making the sweatshirts for 25 years and the shirts have been a delight to everyone who has one. We have sold over 2500 shirts in area stores with a perfect track record of satisfied customers.

We sew the sweatshirts then meticulously cut the sweatshirt material away to reveal the intricately beautiful designs. Each sweatshirt takes about an hour to sew, cut, and finish.

It is our goal as a family to do our very best producing every shirt and to please customers, which we have successfully accomplished for thirteen years. Our shirts are both elegant and comfortable, and we aim to extravagantly please everyone who wears one of our sweatshirts.

We use only the best JERZEES brand sweatshirts. We pre-wash the sweatshirts and the fabric to prevent shrinkage of the finished garment. All of our shirts have sewn in coordinating turtleneck collars for the finished look. The shirts are totally guaranteed to delight you!

Our T-shirts are Hanes Beefy-T shirts, and we sew our satin label onto the collar.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
RETURN POLICY

All return must be notified within 14 days from the day of the purchase for full refund minus shipping fees. Buyers is responsible for return shipping fees, but there will be no restocking fee. After I receive the return package, I will refund you via Pay Pal.
Payment
STORE POLICIES:

PAYMENT:

Thank you for your purchase. Payment made by Credit cards is now available through ETSY!
Bear Creek Creations. P.O. Box 1230, Bandon, OR 97411
Shipping
DOMESTIC SHIPMENT:

All items will be shipped via USPS Priority class.

Note: Seller is not responsible for lost or damaged packages, if the packages are not insured.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENT:

All items will be shipped via First-Class Mail® International. Registered Mail is available upon request. If Registered Mail is declined, buyer assumes responsibility for damage or loss.

IF YOU ORDER ADDITIONAL SHIPPING SERVICES, PLEASE HOLD OFF YOUR PAYMENT. I WILL EMAIL YOU A REVISED INVOICE VIA PAY PAL. THE PAYMENT NEEDS TO BE MADE IN ONE TRANSACTION.