Monday, November 19, 2007


My copies of Quiltmaker just arrived!! I am so thrilled!

It is very fun to open up a magazine and see your quilt inside. They did such a terrific job with the photography and the writing. How fun it was to work with them on this project! I really hope I can do more with them in the future, this venture was pure pleasure and well worth waiting for!

They have included directions for my Blue Ridge Beauty quilt as well as a little article on "leaders/enders". I hope that scrap quilters everywhere will look at their stashes a bit differently and find a way to be more productive at the same time!

What a great thing to come the week of Thanksgiving. I know I have so much to be thankful for. I'm really overwhelmed when I look at how things have happened in the past year. Next year this time...as I look back...I wonder what I'll see!

We are thinking of heading up to the Winston-Salem area on Friday and spending the long weekend up there getting a feel for the area. I don't know if it will be a good time to try to connect with realtors, but we have printed out some properties we'd like to see and can use the tom-tom to do a few drive-by sightings to see if it is something worth checking back later on or not. I think it will be a good weekend to "get out of dodge" even with all the holiday travelers. I just need to get a feel for where I'll be, you know?

I've spotted a listing for a 1900's farm house on 6 acres, with barn and shed. The house has 2545 sq ft....Might not have a basement for a quilting studio, but with 6 acres I'm sure I could build the studio I want :c)Wouldn't that be something? I can't wait to see inside of it!

It says it is restored, 3 bedroom and 2 bath and has heated tile and many extras.....hmmmmmmm!


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

This farmhouse looks very promising, congrats on your article; bravo!

'chelle said...

Delurking to say congratulations on the article! And that's a very nice looking farmhouse. Good luck house hunting.

Kieny said...

Congratulations on your article Bonnie! That farmhouse looks great.

Katie said...

Congratulations on the article!

I'm a sucker for red houses so I'd sure look at that farmhouse. :) Our last 2 houses were red. This one is brick and I'm trying to figure out how to make it redder. LOL

Tazzie said...

How wonderful to see your name up there in lights Bonnie! You certainly deserve it, your work is entirely wonderful. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for that magazine for sure.
That is one cute looking house, I would definitely want to see inside. I feel very positive about your move, good things are coming hon.

momma_donna said...

Congratulations and hugs on being published! :) This is really awesome news.

The farmhouse looks lovely! I love the history of a home, and this one probably has quite a bit.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lucy said...

OOOhhh Congratulations!!!! and the house is looking awesome :-)))

atet said...

Congrats -- now I have to go to the bookstore -- darn! That farmhouse looks promising -- and hey, why build if you could convert the barn?

Gypsy Quilter said...

oh wow, I love it. Be sure to ask about insulation and wiring though and metal pipes versus PCP. Old metal pipes can rust terribly. Also find out what gallons per minute are on the well system. Good luck!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Woohoo, congrats on the article! very excited for you. 6 acres? better get a herd of goats to take care of all the grass!

Verry Sherry said...

Congrats!! on the article.
Drive safely! and have fun!
good luck!

Darcie said...

CONGRATULATIONS BONNIE!!! Woohoo for you!!! I'm going to town today...and will have to see if I can find a copy!

Lovely little setting there. Can't you just see a couple of hens and maybe a rooster roaming the grounds? Good luck with your little trek to that area.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

EileenKNY said...

Congratulations on the article and quilt/pattern in the magazine, Bonnie.
That house may not have a basement but that rear wing looks promising. Hmm???

Dawn said...

Oh wonderful article and pictures in the mag! And that farm house looks nice from the outside!!! Cool!

Betty J in OKC said...

YAY BONNIE!!!! I also love the red farmhouse too! You and your family are in my prayers that you find the BEST house for your need.

Martha said...

Congrats Bonnie! I can't wait to go out and get the magazine.

House looks adorable

Leslie said...

Wonderful! I love the fact you're getting published. But that means we have to share you with the rest of the quilt world. :D We'll be able to say, "We knew her when..." I clicked to enlarge and got to read the L&E article, cool!

Judy said...

I'll have to pick up that mag at JoAnns!

Mama Koch said...

Congrats on the magazine article. Can't wait to get a copy.

Do LOTS of checking on the farm house. Having lived in one for 40+ years....they have their good and bad points. Mine was just beyond repair.

Have a good Thanksgiving!

Quilty Girl said...

What fun to be in a magazine! I will be anxiously awaiting the arrival of MY copy! That farmhouse is ADORABLE. I know it's stressful, but it's a bit fun to be you right now too, isn't it????

Have a perfectly fabulous Thanksgiving!

tami said...

Bonnie that is so exciting. Congratulations!!! I'm going to look for that magazine the next time I go out.
The farm house looks promising. I love old houses. Good luck and take pictures to share. ;c)

Quilt Memories said...

Congrats on the book, will get one as soon as I can find it!
Love the farmhouse also, I just know you will love W-S.
One more odd name, in Alabama there is a town named TOAD SUCK, I thought that was a little gross!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving, since you will be in W-S come on by, dinner is at 2pm.

Vaughanville said...

Wooooohoooooo. I can't wait to get my copy. It will feel so personal now. :-)

Eileen said...

Bonnie--Got my Quiltmaker today with your article--great information. Good job! It is great to "know" a quilt celebrity!

Eileen in NE Ohio

Tracy said...

Well I must go to the fabric store to pick up the magazine.. thanks for the excuse:)

I am working on that very quilt now- well when I can quilt with the moving and little man and all!

The house looks beautiful!!! I hope it looks good inside too:)

Tracy in VA

Carol said...

Oh is that house ever wonderful...can't wait to hear about the inside. Congratulations on the article.

Lindah said...

Congratulations, Bonnie!!! I can hardly wait to get my copy.
The house looks and sounds charming. Have a fun tour.

Linda H

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Congratulations Bonnie! I doubt the magazine will be up here in Canada yet...always takes awhile, but I'll be sure to look for it. It looks like they did a really nice layout.

I didn't realize that this was the quilt that would be in the magazine..didn't realize that was the name of it :-). That is the quilt I made for my nephew for his wedding. I didn't really want to part with mine, so I'm busy making another one...yesterday I dropped a huge stack of blue and white 2" squares all over my sewing room LOL.

Jacqui in Canada

Karen said...

Take that one, take that one!! It's a beaut. I love it when somebody on the blogs is house hunting so I can enjoy it vicariously. So exciting about your magazine feature, Bonnie!

Shelina said...

I'm so glad you are in print Bonnie - you certainly deserve to be! That farmhouse looks wonderful. I wish you well in your househunting.

Michele said...

Congratulations, Bonnie! Blue Ridge Beauty is one of my fav quilts on your site. You are so talented and it's fantastic that your work is being celebrated this way! Well Done!

KK said...

Bonnie! Can't wait to get my copy of Quiltmaker. Congrats!

The farmhouse looks so perfect - hope you can see it this weekend.

CONNIE W said...

I hope to find a copy of the magazine on the store shelves. Congrats on having your quilt in the issue! How wonderful! I love that house, so full of charm. Good luck in your house shopping.

Bingo~Bonnie said...

Wow, look what I missed while I was away last week! Your Quiltmaker feature looks awesome.. I will have to pick up a copy of that one for sure. You are THE best Quiltmaker ever!!!

...and that farmhouse photo is beautiful. So you! The only thing missing from that photo is a quilt draped over the fence in front! ;)

Love from Texas! ~Bonnie