Monday, April 13, 2015

Design Wall Monday 4-13-2015

What a fabulous week!  And, believe me when I tell you I am exhausted.  Ok, so I'm already beginning to recuperate.  I have lots of stories to tell and pictures to share but today I'm sharing Bonnie Hunter's talk at Faithful Circle Quilters in Columbia, Maryland.  For those new to the blog I was a member at FCQ for 15 years before I moved.  I like the guild so much and enjoy coming back as much as I can so I've maintained my membership.  
At the beginning Bonnie talks about the Fabric Food Chain which is what the quilt behind her is about. Clever Bonnie uses a quilt to show her scrap saver system. I use it too but this really made an impression on me. 

Grand Illusion 2014 Mystery Quilt

I look for ah-ha moments in quilt classes or lectures.  I've often said one good suggestion can be worth the whole cost of the class.  There were several ah-ha moments listening to Bonnie Hunter.  Several were repeated in her classes and put to use.

It was fun to see the actual quilts from her books although, I must commend the photographers as the quilts look very much like they did in her books.

This was a fairly small quilt (compared to most of her quilts.)  It was wonderful but look what she did on the back of the quilt! 

WOWZER!  This pineapple quilt is an eye-opener.  I couldn't imagine doing a big quilt with so many pieces.  But, it was fabulous.  

I know many of you could tell me the name of each of these quilts but I can't.  Most are in her books.  

I don't want to make this a really long post so I'll save the show and tell pictures and class pictures for another post.  

I succeeded 100% on my goals for the past week!  Of course I knew my schedule and planned accordingly!  Wait til I tell you about our adventures at the DAR Museum and Washington, DC! 

Week of April 6, 2015
Trip to Maryland
Sew with Jenny on Wednesday 
Bonnie Hunter lecture and classes Thursday and Friday

Recuperate from my sewing week √ It may take a few more days to be totally unpacked and recuperated but I’m making progress.

And for this week: 
Week of April 13, 2015
Load and quilt comfort quilt
Load and quilt QOV quilt
Work on Love Shack
Sew rows of baby quilt together

I'm linking with Patchwork Times and Monday Makes at Love, Laugh and Quilt although it's not posted yet. 

That's it for today.  I'll be back soon with show and tell pictures along with class pictures.  


  1. Your post made me smile as I remembered my time with Bonnie. I totally understand the ah-ha moments. I had several also.
    It sounds like you had a wonderful week and I cannot wait to read more.

  2. I've only made a couple of Bonnie Hunter patterns. I love her quilts but they have TONS of pieces.


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