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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

An evening with Bonnie

Bonnie Hunter is in Illinois this week!  She spoke at the Village Quilters meeting in Lake Bluff last evening.  That's not my guild but I happily paid the guest fee to attend. (As it turned out, I knew at least a dozen of the women there:  from AAUW, P.E.O., and libraries, as well as quilting.) 



Bonnie was great!  She's a good speaker, adding good humor in her presentation.  She showed us how she dissects a shirt to get the maximum usable fabric. She did it in six minutes with dull scissors.  (She assured us that she'd cut faster with sharp ones.)

She showed many of her quilts. "Night Flight" is a new design and we were the first to see it. Her travel handwork is a hexagon project she's been working on for years.  She's nearly done...with the piecing. Quilting to come.



11 comments:

  1. How FUN! Talk about creative ... that's Bonnie. Well worth the price of admission, eh? Thanks for sharing the evening with us!

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing all the fun! I just love NightFlight, too.

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  3. Lucky you. It would have been worth the 4+ hour drive for me, had I been free to come up. ;-)

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  4. Luckeee! What great fun you must have had. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Seeing/meeting Bonnie is on my bucket list! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. a must do!!!!
    I hope to be taking a class or two at the Maine Quilt quilt next year. So excited can't wait! Ramona from Maine

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  7. Lucky!Lucky you to sit in her lecture and met Bonnie. I'm loving Bonnie's 'Night Flight' quilt already!! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. You two are both so cute! Doesn't Bonnie have the sparkliest eyes you ever saw? That's what I noticed most besides how she just really looks at you when you are talking. Neat gal and a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing the experience, Nann!

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  9. Lucky you to see Our Bonnie. Isn't the internet great for quilters? We are definitely connected with "Strings attached".
    XOXOXO Subee
    an honest to goodness fan of Our Bonnie Hunter!

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  10. What a treat that must have been. I'm living vicariously through your visit, great pictures!

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