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Susan Redstreake Geary Bears – New Mexico Paws Teddy Bear, History, Information

Susan Redstreake Geary has been making and designing her own bears since around 1990 under the name New Mexico Paws. She started her business in New Mexico but now makes teddy bears in Baltimore, Maryland. She has produced and designed original, award winning art quilts for many of America’s top quilt magazines. She specializes in character bears that often come with props or pets. She produces over 250 bears a year, all by herself.

Susan has been nominated for many prestigious teddy bear awards including the Golden Teddy Award and won the American National Teddy Roosevelt Bear Contest. She also writes articles for a number of teddy bear magazines.

One teddy bear line Susan produced is “Camelot Remembered – A tribute to Jackie Kennedy”. It featured a teddy bear named “Jackie”, which came with a 1960’s blue hat and coat, a campaign button on the lapel and a music box inside the bear that plays the tune Camelot.

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3 Comments:
  1. Margaret Cook 14 Feb, 2012

    Susan,
    Do you have any of the early native american quilt patterns that you designed for sale. I have spirit woman and potter’s quilt and would like to do more of your patterns.

  2. barb 6 Apr, 2016

    have a bear named “Treasure” made for 1998 walt disney bear and doll convention any info on it?

  3. Rosemary 29 Oct, 2017

    Susan:
    I just went to a Fabric Sale in Marco Island, FL. I purchased
    a quilt book, “Cherish The Bay” … When I got home to Fort Myers, FL, to my surprise, the book is signed. I cannot wait to get
    started on this project. You see, I graduated from Catonsville HS,
    and we are now retired. There is so much in this book that connects us (i.e., Lighthouse, Blue Crabs, Pride of Baltimore and all the other blocks). I use to donate fabric to the Quilt Studio for the Ladies of Jessup Project. I am assuming this book is your work of art. Many Thanks, RC – Class of 62 and Past President of the
    Baltimore Applique Society.

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