Friday, May 9, 2014

The Fabulous Bonnie Hunter!

More than three years ago I contacted Bonnie Hunter and hoped she'd be available to speak and teach at Great Lakes Heritage Quilters during my year of programs.  No, she was booked up solid for years!  I managed to book her for this year and she was so worth the wait.  She is currently booked through 2018!!

Bonnie is as genuine as they come -- what you see is what you get.  A super talented quilter, she loves to share her enthusiasm for scrap quilting.  I believe I could be converted yet!  Her simple system of cutting scraps into strips and squares makes assembling a quilt so much easier.  One take-away for me -- when separating light fabrics from darks, your darkest light should be the color of a paper grocery bag.  That is such a great tip for distinguishing your piles of fabric.

Our meeting last night was most likely the highest attended meeting yet for our guild.  We had 50 guests and 95+ members present, plus three people said they'd like to join our guild starting in September when our new year begins! Wow, wow, wow!!

Here are a few favorites from Bonnie's trunk show.  If you feel like you're sitting in the front row of a movie theater that's about how I felt -- quilts were shown up close on the stage.  There are a few close ups of some of the quilts.  They were all so wonderful.

We were so fortunate to have Bonnie visit our guild.  Quilters came in droves to hear this delightful woman and see her beautiful quilts.  If she's ever in your area don't hesitate to hear her speak.  Here's her schedule for the coming years: Bonnie's Calendar.  You'll see what I mean by an in-demand kind of speaker!


Cathy McIntee said...

It was a wonderful meeting thanks to your foresight in booking her three years ago. Bonnie was a bundle of energy and so inspiring. What a treat for all of us. Your photos are terrific. Thanks for sharing them.

Suzanne said...

Thanks Cathy. So glad she was able to come and share her passion for quilting.

Barb in Mi said...

Thanks for posting your pics! It was a great lecture- and Saturday workshop!