Saturday, May 18, 2013

Bonnie Hunter rocks in Illinois!

What a busy day.  Rod was released from the hospital after 6 days of fighting a skin infection in his face.  Woo Hoo! its so good to have him home and feeling so much better.

I was able to attend my class today with Bonnie Hunter ( called My Blue Heaven.  Today started out by Bonnie going around to each student and making sure we all a perfect quarter inch seam allowance. I bought a couple of Bonnie's rulers that help you set up your scant 1/4" seam allowance.
 She then taught us to use the Easy Angle rulers and the Companion Ruler.  The My Blue Heaven pattern is a free pattern on her website.

After lunch we had a show and tell session.  Everyone of you are so inspiring.  Some of the pictures are Bonnie's patterns and some are not.  Please enjoy the quilts as much as we did. :)

 Below are the show and tell pictures of the quilters that wouldn't be able to stay for Bonnie's trunk show.

Now the back....

Below is made of tiny 9 patch blocks that finish 1 1/2".  This quilt in in memory of the quilter's sister (in the yellow shirt).

Jackie, with big smile, was our host and treasurer of the guild.  This is her version of Weed Wacker.
The quilter in the lavender took this quilt class on Craftsy as a beginner class.  She's not a beginner anymore! :) Good job.
Dot Kuffel below in lavender.
Brown bag quilt below.  What a fun idea.
She is a snowbird and finished this large quilt in her motorhome.  Really?
I got to show Bonnie my Majestic Mountain quilt.  I took this class from Bonnie when she was in Arlington Hts., IL right after having my gall bladder out.
WooHoo, Easy Street.  Bonnie liked my border fabric, corner stones and green flange.
One more pic with Bonnie!
Below are my four blocks that I completed in class.  The last picture from show and tell is a beautiful blue and cream quilt that is a work in progress.

Thank you to IVQG, Shelley Serby and Jackie for being gracious hostesses.  Thank you to Bonnie Hunter for being a great teacher, quilter, and mentor.  I am honored to know to you.

Have a great weekend!

Yours in quilting,


  1. You ladies are so talented. Quilts are supposed to be functional, but I think they are simply works of art.

  2. What fun! Thanks for sharing the Quiltville parade with us!