Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Shameless Show-Off

Today, my Husband Wonderful, Felix, volunteered to do ALL the seven hours of driving (3 1/2 hours each way with quick pee breaks) to the Vermont Quilt Fest so that I would be arriving fresh and rested to be a student in Bonnie K. Hunter's Boxy Stars afternoon workshop. It was 336.6 miles round trip. He could not have given me a nicer gift! I kept offering to drive but he was enjoying himself in his Mercury Mountaineer.
 That yellow road sign just below reads one word; "MOOSE"! We didn't see a moose but did see a deer, in New Hampshire, a woodchuck who was much too near the road, and once we were in Vermont, several sitings of young eagles whose heads had not yet turned white (that happens around age 6 or 7 years).

We arrived ahead of time and ate our picnic lunch that I had brought with us. Here is what the classroom looked like, it was a lovely room!

I asked Bonnie's permission to show my rendition of her Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll quilt design to the group of 20 women in the class and was thrilled that she said yes! I hope it helped to sell more of her new book because it is included in String Fling. She had all her books available and I was tickled to get my signed copy!
Elaine Adaire, are you there?( ) Are you reading this? Do you see your stupendously wonderful quilted notebook organizer right there in front of "Scottie," my fabulous Scotland-made Featherweight in the picture above? My classmates were all jealous of this beautiful organizer.  I used it and loved it so I thank you so much for the gift of it!!!

So here I am showing off shamelessly!!!

Bonnie is a wonderful teacher and used various classmates machines to demonstrate how to do your very best at piecing. If you ever have the chance to take her classes, move Heaven and Earth to make it happen!!!
This is my sewing buddy, Marguerite, who was so wonderful to take my picture when I was holding up my quilt with Bonnie. Marguerite was dismayed that she had forgotten to bring her camera, so I'm emailing her this picture of her with Bonnie.
Thank you, Marguerite for getting down on your hands and knees under the table to plug my machine cords in and out. With a torn ligament in my ankle, I couldn't do it for myself very easily. You were an angel!
Here is the great picture Marguerite took of me with Bonnie:
Frankly, I don't really care very much right now about the one boxy star that I did in this workshop. I just wanted the opportunity to meet Bonnie, give her a hug, and thank her for changing my life from being a "Wanna-be-quilter"into being a real quiltmaker! Bonnie, you're the BEST!!!


tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Eu te vi feliz e bonita no blog de Bonnie. Deus te abençoe e cuide desse ligamento rompido,esta MJNHJNH dói para caramba.Beijos.

Andee said...

So very jealous of you right now. Taking a class with Bonnie is on my bucket list...I am her number one fan you know, lol. Congrats to you on meeting her and getting to show off RRCB!!!

Debra said...

Oh! You Lucky Girl!! Will she be there all weekend? I was just there a month ago! Rats! Essex Jct. right? Oh, I'm soo jealous. Glad you had a lovely time. Your RRCB is fabulous. I bet she loved it as well.

Auntie Em said...

Sounds like so much fun! And a shoutout on Bonnie's blog too!

Elaine Adair said...

Yes, yes, yes!!! I see it there!!! Aren't you a dear to include ME in that way! 8-)) ANd I also see that stunning quilt and can you see how GREEN I am with you taking such a great class with Bonnie??? And Felix WAS a darling for doing the drivnt - what a thoughtful husband he is!!! Now, I'm wanting to see some of the boxy stars! 8-))))

Elaine Adair said...

I may be able to make a quilt, but my spelling has gone to the dogs!!! Please excuse. 8-((

Helen in the UK said...

Oh Vic what a wonderful time your had!! I'm so jealous that you got to see Bonnie in person. What a thoughtful DH to drive you all the way there AND back. Sounds like a perfect day :)

Glady said...

Awesome! Your quilt is gorgeous and you should show it off. What a treat to take a class with Bonnie Hunter! I will take your advice and do that when I get a chance.

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