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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Quiltville Weekend

My busy weekend started at about 4:00 Thursday when I left work early to go have dinner with Jill and Bonnie Hunter! Our guild is trying a new restaurant and it was great - Jill even liked my salad so much that she documented it!


Dinner was great and I was sitting between Jill and Bonnie, so got the chance to get to know Bonnie and catch up with Jill. Bonnie's lecture at the meeting was great. She really does know how to get her money out of her yardage! I am not nearly as scrappy as she is, but I still picked up some tips and there are a few of her patterns I really like, I would just do them in a couple colors or a theme instead of wildly scrappy! After the meeting, I followed Jill and Becca back to my mom's (they stayed with her) and we chatted for a couple hours before I headed home to collapse.


On Friday, I had to work, so I caught up with everyone Friday night when I had them over for dinner. It was a great time and the kids even cooperated after the first hour! Here's Jack hamming it up for some strawberry shortcake.


We stayed out on the deck for a couple hours and ate way too much! It was great company, and my dog really loved all the attention! I offered to let her go home with Linda, but I don't think Piwacket would put up with another dog!

Saturday was the Crumb Piecing workshop and I was the hostess for the day, which means that I helped Bonnie with anything she needed, ordered lunch, and made sure everything went generally well. As the class hostess, you can semi-participate in the class, because you have to take care of the lunch and participant details first and foremost. Even though I wasn't actively involved in the class, I had a good time watching Bonnie teach and picked up enough that I could easily do some crumb piecing. I was working on a couple other projects that I will blog about over the next week, but did make one wonky star Bonnie's way - as you can see, not quite as scrappy as some of the others! Linda had the moose fabric for the middle, which fit very well with the theme for the front of the little hanging this is going to go on.

Here's one of Bonnie's crumb pieced quilts - she laid them out on the floor in the middle of the classroom for everyone to have inspiration throughout the day!


Class ended late afternoon and the Cincy gals and I made a trip to Quilts Plus, so they could support them again! We finished the day with ice cream from Baskin Robbins, mmmmm.

It was a great weekend and I've now subscribed to Bonnie's blog! I may not get all the way there, but it is a start! It was really fun to have some of my quilting peeps in town for a mini-reunion and I am looking forward to the next one!


P.S. Sorry if the pictures are small, I had to borrow them from Jill as my camera is out of service right now....you can visit Jill or Becca or Linda's blog to see better pics (I don't think Cathy was taking pictures)!


Regina said...

Bonnie's blog is awesome - and she is so generous with the free pattern selection she has on her website. I have made a few - some scrappier than others.

jillquilts said...

It was an awesome time!!! I'm so glad that I had the chance to come out and see everyone and take the classes! Thanks so much for the opportunity!! :)

And if I don't see you before then, I will see you in October!! :D

Cindy said...

It sounds like all of you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing.

Gina said...

What agreat time you all had. I'm so jealous

Love and hugs Gina xxx

piecesofpatti said...

Sounds like fun!