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