Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bonnie Hunter

Most of you, if not all of you, know Bonnie Hunter from  She has been an inspiration to me for many years and in that way has inspired my mother also.  I remember the first time I mentioned to mom that I wanted her and me to do one of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilts, mom was a little afraid that she could not do one, but I persevered, cut her pieces and off she went......and she has not slowed down since!!

In January my quilt guild had Bonnie come and teach two classes and a lecture/trunk show.  I was thrilled and quickly signed myself and mom up for all of the classes.  

On January 9th we took the Cathedral Windows class with Bonnie.  What fun!  We had a full day of piecing, laughing with Bonnie and all of the ladies from the guild who attended.

On January 10th mom and I took Bonnie's Scrappy Trips Around The World class.  Now this one was right up my mom's scrappy alley.  She loved this class.

Below is a write up  that Bonnie put on her blog about mom.  Precious!

Some Very Betty Show & Share!

I want you to meet BETTY!

Betty is shown on the right, next to her daughter Shelia, and between the two of them they are quilting up a storm in South Carolina.

From what I’ve been told, Betty WEARS OUT sewing machines with all of the beautiful work she does, including featherweight motors!

She is a power house of productivity, and everyone knows that Betty will take any and all fabric strips and strings and sew string blocks to her hearts content –with all of the blocks being made into quilts for local charities such as habitat for humanity.

The world definitely needs MORE Bettys!

Last night after my presentation with the Nimble Thimble quilters in Mauldin, Betty brought up FIVE beautiful quilts for show & share that she has made from my designs.

And let me tell you also – Betty does not do ANYTHING on a small scale!

Take a look:

Betty and Texas Braid

She has a beautiful sense of what works when working with scraps – I think I’ve met my match!

Roll Roll Cotton Boll from String Fling!

And Celtic Solstice with a smile!

If you are looking for the pattern for Celtic Solstice, it’s found in the Digital Downloads section of the Quiltville Store.

Wait, Betty!  Come back here!

I’m not done with you yet!

Betty’s lovely Easy Street from MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders!

And to the oohs and ahhhs of the crowd -
Betty’s Orca Bay also from String Fling!

Check out the back:

Fishies!!  So awesome!
Betty, it was just wonderful meeting you and getting to spend the last 3 days with you and your guild family here in South Carolina.  I can’t wait to come back and see what you have sewn since I left!

There are many other wonderful show & share photos in the slide show.  And be on the lookout for Connie's  completed Allietare top which made an appearance!  It's wonderful!

Thank you Bonnie Hunter for such a sweet write up about my little mama.  Mom just turned 80 on March 5th and she loves following your blog.   Quiltville Bonnie's Blog 

Happy Quilting everyone,

1 comment:

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I enjoy Bonnie's quiltcams a lot, she just has a wonderful way that she enjoys life and of course scraps! Lovely to hear about the fun you had; I may have to jump across the border (from Canada) sometime to take a class with Bonnie.