Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Inspired, tired and cleaning up

     The Bonnie Hunter workshops in Rochester through the Genesee Valley Quilt Guild were awesome. Bonnie was personal, helpful, encouraging and moved everyone up on their game. She does not stop moving and has lots of energy.
     Part of the workshop includes show and share after lunch. People bring in Bonnie tops or vintage or whatever. I knew no one in any of the workshops, but learned a lot from them. 
     I don't do selfies or stuff like that because I don't like pictures of myself, but I just had to have a picture with Bonnie as she means so much to me!
     One workshop was Pineapple Blossom and the other Texas Braid. Bonnie always has everyone put of all their work together at the end and see how much was done. Kind of impressive.  

        The second day, over 13 vintage machines showed up (out of 33 participants). My favorite, that I had never seen in the metal, was Verna's 404. She showed me her notebook where she catalogs her machines. I was impressed with her documentation.
     If you go to the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2uTaywYlfM, in the first 4 seconds, you will see my 301 and blocks. Bonnie's blogposts show a lot about the workshops.
     Some of the show and shares included a beautiful large Lozenge quilt by Norma and a vintage quilt she found at a thrift store. 

     All sorts of braids were made, like this Christmas braid.
      One woman did not make the workshop block, but Mad City Momma from the workshop book, using the Shweshwe fabric she bought at the Canada Quilt Show. She could not bear to cut it up small, so she used it as the block centers.
    Next post will have the blocks I made, enough for now.


Debbie said...

Yea!!! I went back and saw your machine/blocks. So glad you enjoyed the workshops. You got to do 2 of the really good ones. I used her pineapple blossom for my floral one, too. Awaiting your tops.

Sarah said...

I think it's a requirement for bloggers to get a photo with Bonnie! It sounds like you had a grand time and you even made the beginning of the video. Awesome! It's still too bad we couldn't have been table mates. Looking forward to your next post.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

It looks like it was a fun machine. I'm amazed that so many people had vintage machines.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Great photo of you with Bonnie!! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the workshops.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Bonnie is always fun. I need to document my machines. I'm trying to figure out a good way. How did Verna do hers?