Saturday, September 7, 2013


Today I went with two friends from my quilter's guild to the workshop to make the "Virginia Bound" quilt designed by Bonnie Hunter and published in her book, Scraps & Shirttails.  I got picked up at 8:00 AM to go north of Dallas in order to get there on time.  I had my lunch packed and lots of strips cut from men's shirts that I had bought at garage sales.

Virginia Bound by Bonnie Hunter
We had a wonderful time learning from Bonnie, sharing our frustrations and victories while making blocks for our own quilt.  Not everyone brought men's shirts to use for the quilt.  Some brought Jo Morton or other Civil War fabric, others bright colors and one is making hers into a Christmas quilt.  They will all be beautiful.

Part of the fun is sharing quilts that we have made that were designed by Bonnie.  We had our own little show and tell.

I can't remember the names of these quilts, but they here they are.

Quilt top

Completed quilt

Bonnie helping me hold up "Christmas Lights," a mystery quilt that I made in 2009.

Quilt top

The following blocks were made by other ladies who attended the workshop.

These are the blocks I made at the workshop.  

Here are the friends that I rode with.  I would say that it was a pretty successful day!
Kathy and Maryln
Thanks, Bonnie!


Janet O. said...

Oh, what fun, Ruth! I love your blocks in plaid!!

~Joan said...

Love the blocks with the lime green in them. Looks like a good time was had by all!

Karen said...

How exciting, I know you fun!

Doniene said...

What a wonderful time!!! Thanks so much for sharing the photos!! All the quilts were just wonderful!!! So glad that you could go!!


Quilting Babcia said...

What a fun day, and your blocks are beautiful!

---"Love" said...

Looks like a fun day, and your blocks look great! They will make a really nice quilt. ---"Love"

Debbie Lou said...

Oh, what fun to see all your lovely blocks. Isn't that a fun workshop? And Bonnie is great! So glad you got to spend the day with good friends and quilty fun!

Freda Fields Alley said...

What fun you must have had! All those beautiful quilts and all those great blocks... plus group sewing! What could be better?

Lori said...

Looks like a great day with friends, Ruth!

Beth said...

What great show and tell! Every one a beauty. Yours looks awesome!
The blocks made in class look great. I do love how the shirts look. I just never find that variety in my area. Maybe I am not looking in the right places.
Glad you got to take a 'Bonnie' class and glad it was a good day.

canuckquilter said...

Sounds like so much fun!

Marsha said...

What a great day, it would be so much fun to take a class with Bonnie. The quilts are all wonderful, glad you had a nice time.

Katie said...

While not a big fan of scrappy quilts, when I see what Bonnie can pull off, I'm nearly converted every time! I'm jealous you got to meet her in person - she seems like such an energetic, wonderful person from her blog. And it looks like you made good progress on your blocks. The quilt is going to be beautiful.

Lesley said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

Oh what fun you had thanks for sharing. Your shirting blocks are beautiful! Your quilts are amazing!