Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fun with Bonnie Hunter

What a joy and a delight Bonnie is!
Very approachable and down to earth.
Just such fun to be around!
Bonnie makes the class feel more like a sit and sew bee rather than a 'class'.
She shares her experiences along with tips and you can ask whatever you like.
If you have the chance to be able to do one of her classes, go for it, you will not be disappointed.
There were 15 gals in this session...I think.

We are setting up our work stations.
Alice on left from Suffolk, Va, Robin at end from Arlington ,VA and her sister Stacey from Hampton, VA.
We had a fun time all sewing together.
Sadly I could only do this one day, busy weekend.
Next one I may plan for all 3 days!
I have to say the event and facility, was wonderful.
The 3 quilt shops who set up this Quilting and Sewing Expo did a grand job.
One of which is my fav shop, Bella's Fabrics .
Smithfield, Va put on a great show with nice weather along with loads of activities.
Since I live in Isle of Wight County did not have far to go to town.

Here is Alice with her glamor shot with Bonnie!!
Yes our Bonnie is a tall cool drink of water!!!

Here is ME!;-)
Just had a ball!

Gals working diligently!Me??
Taking pics of course...;-)

We did get a lot done in a day that begin Friday at 12:30 went till 6:30pm.

Here are my Fall scrap fabric blocks.
I have finished 4 more since this pic.
Still thinking on my settings and such.
I love it myself!!

This was first Show and Tell.
One of the gals teaching made this one up before the expo.
It is soft and pretty.

Here is one very vibrant.
She had also done some blocks before class.

Another great one.
Also done before the class.
So many different fabrics folks used.
Each one was different and really unique to the individual.

Bonnie also shared some of her work with us.
A few I took pics of but can not share with you yet as they are due out in mags later this year and early next year.
This is her current travel and quilt project.

Bonnie loves the blues and whites/neutrals.
Most of the quilts she shared were in this color range.

This one she made up of blocks shared with her, a swap I believe.
Think she made it work out fine don't you!?!

Bonnie's hubby came up with her on this trip.
Don't ya love this shot??? ;-)
He was the only fella there at the closing of the day speech.

As I said it was a delightful day with delightful folks.
I bet you all would enjoy it as well.
So check with Bella's to see if we are going to have one again next year and book it baby!!!

Will share my Pineapple Blossom top as soon as I have it all stitched up.
Thanks for popping by!!!


  1. LOL!!! I'll have to forward this on to Dave. He is NOT going to be happy about the bald shot on the back of his head..hehehe!

    It was a GREAT weekend, and I had a wonderful time. I'd love to come back, so I hope they make it an annual thing, and they invite me!

    Love the pics..thanks for sending them!

    Tall cool drink of water?! :cD

  2. It looks like you had a very fun time! I love the autumn pineapple blocks you are working on! Have a happy day!

  3. Bonnie is a joy and I was so surprised to hear Dave went with her! I've got to get the scoop from Bonnie on getting hubby to go! How fun for her!!

  4. You have done such a great job--I'll just send everyone over here to look at pictures. I have decided I am not overweight, I'm under-tall. Can't wait for the next class!!!!

  5. What fun!!! Thanks for showing all those projects..

  6. Oh wow, that sounds like fun. Did you see me waving at your photo? yep that was me goofily waving at you...

    I can't wait to see what this class inspires you to do.

  7. Looks like a wonderful weekend - glad you could go at least the one day.

  8. What a wonderful opportunity, glad you were able to take advantage of it. Looking forward to seeing your Pineapple Blossom top.

  9. Looks like a great time! Love your fall blocks! :0)

  10. Ok--I will book to come with you and Alice next year!!!
    Thanks for sharing all the photos and the fun time you all had--way to go gal!!!!
    Hugs, Di

  11. Great pictures! Looks like it was a fun time.

  12. Oh WOW!!! Looks like you all had a fantastic and produtive retreat.
    I wonder if Bonnie would come to Aus???

  13. Fabulous - it looks like you all had so much fun! Speaking of quilting fun, have you found all the great links to quilting stuff over at www.WeAllSew.com yet?

  14. I can see that everone had a wonderful time ! I wish that I could have been there. Loved seeing all of the quilts.

  15. Looks like you had a great time. Love the look of your quilt.
    One more day to enter my giveaway.

  16. I took a two day class with Bonnie two year ago and still remember it clearly. But I will say that her energy exhausted me. ;-)


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