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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Fun Stuff with Quiltmaker Magazine!

While I was in Kentucky, I started getting emails and comments saying things like “LOVE your quilt in Quiltmaker!”

OH!!  This is the month that Texas Tumbleweeds was being released in the magazine, and I hadn’t seen my copy yet.  I was going to have to wait until I got home.

Yesterday morning I dug into all the mail, the boxes, envelopes and mailers that were waiting for me after a week away, and there were my two copies.  YES!

I tore into them, showed my son Jeff --- and he said “Wow!  Top of the cover, mom!  Cool!”

**NOTE** The QUILT on the cover is NOT mine -- just my name at the top.  Confusing, I know!

You know, there is no greater feeling than having your children proud of what you do.  Other than being proud of who THEY are of course.  My children are a constant wonder and joy to me every day.  But the fact that they love to give ME high-fives and support me in what I do is just amazing.  If you had asked me how they would be 10 years ago….I would have rolled my eyes and thought the situation was hopeless.  But even tough-to-raise boys do grow up and I love where we are in our lives now that we can share with each other and really know WHO each other is.

And I’m rambling on a tangent --- I’m just sitting here typing away with my morning tea ((spicy chai!)) while I try to get this post out.

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Texas Tumbleweeds!

I had a great time making this quilt.  It was originally the mystery that I taught in Texas last New Years, and again this summer at the Vermont Quilt Festival.  Both groups did WELL to keep it under wraps!  So – if you’ve made this quilt and want to shout it out on your blogs now, feel free to do so.  I mixed batiks, starting with a Bali Pop that Lisa had gifted me ---along with a wide variety of neutrals in different textural looks – mostly tone on tones – and combined them with a wood block print in brown as my constant – that had been living in the stash FOR. EVER. 

I spent my time in Oregon in July 2011 putting the whole top together while retreating with Lori and Randy ---that’s my big push time for Mysteries --- and here it is a year and a half later and it finally gets to really see the light of day.

Those who watched QuiltCam last night -- -caught a glimpse!

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Quilt measures 75” X 83”

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Of course, my regular Addicted to Scraps article is also included ---Spin Cycle blocks are made from the bonus half-square triangles from Texas Tumbleweeds!

So guess what I am going to do with the extra copy??  I’m going to have a GIVEAWAY!  Leave a comment below ----remember anonymous comments don’t work anymore.  I encourage you to either get a Google ID, an open ID, a Blogger ID, a Wordpress ID – or any of the others that will work as “registered”. ((It’s free to do so and you don’t have to HAVE a blog to have a blogger ID.  It just allows you to comment freely.))  It only takes a few minutes and you will be set to comment.

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I will be announcing the winner during Sunday Afternoon QuiltCam  SATURDAY AFTERNOON QUILTCAM time at 2pm Eastern!  I’m leaving for Pennsylvania on Sunday Morning, so it will have to be SATURDAY.  This is an updated announcement :)

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I’ll even sweeten the deal by throwing in a Summer Breeze charm pack by Moda!

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And since we are talking about Quiltmaker Magazine..I want to plug the Quiltmaker’s Block Party that is happening in Portland, Oregon March 20-23!  I’ll be a keynote speaker along with Jo Morton and Carrie Nelson!  Click HERE to find out more and SIGN UP!

And with that – I’m off to the dentist.  I’ve got a molar with a bad crack, and they are going to try to repair it – but if that doesn’t work, it will be prepped for a crown.  Oh JOY.  I think I’ve had every kind of doc appt that a girl can have in the past month – the only thing missing is a colonoscopy, and that is on the horizon – my physical is at the end of the month and I know scheduling one is on their agenda!

Have a great day, everyone!

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Patricia said...

Great looking quilt! Your energy and productivity amazes me.

Randy D. said...

Bon, the quilt looks fabulous! Congrats!!! I can't wit to get my copy of the magazine!!

Freda said...

I love your Texas Tumbleweeds quilt Bonnie. Hope you are feeling better this morning.

Dresden Quilter said...

The quilt is amazing. Congratulations on being a cover girl! Hope things go well with the dentist and thanks for the giveaway.

Kate said...

OOh! I've never been the first commenter before! I'd better go buy a lottery ticket! :-) Gorgeous quilts, Bonnie! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Woo Hoo! Another quilt in another magazine. Have you kept count to how many that is now?? Tumbleweeds looks like it would be quick and easy to make too.

chook said...

oh Bonnie I just love your quilt and would love to get my hands on that mag .I love reading your blog and watching quilt cam every chance I get
hugs Beth

Hemlock Tea said...

I saw the quilt on quiltcam last night and it immediately caught my eye! Keeping my fingers crossed, but even if I don't win, I'm going to go pick up this magazine and add it to my to-make list!

~Sarah (in Texas!)

Maryjo said...

Your ability to continue to design such gorgeous quilts amazes me! Thanks for the giveaway...hope I win the magazine:)

Jean said...

I've been following your blog for several months, ever since I used your Scrappy Mountain Majesties pattern - with permission - for our 2012 Guild President's quilt. Once we've presented the quilt in December, I'll send a picture. Right now it's a "surprise." Would love to win the copy of Quiltmaker.

ledamewood said...

Love, love, love this quilt and another from bonus triangles! Thanks for having the giveaway and good luck with your tooth.

Louise said...

Texas Tumbleweeds is GEORGEOUS.

Amy said...

That's so awesome to share your accomplishments with your son!

Me and My Stitches said...

What a great quilt - but all of your quilts are, so we shouldn't be surprised! I need to add this one to my long "to-do" list! Just missed you last night on quilt cam - maybe next time! Thanks for the chance to win. Good luck at the dentist - hopefully you will have all of the doctor visits out of the way for a long time!

Deb said...

Love Tumbleweeds AND now I know what I am going to do with that bowl of pinwheels I have been saving....perfect for Spin Cycle. Looking forward to QuiltCam. I just want to say how much I appreciate all the sharing that you do with us. I also love that you share your life, your blog and Facebook are the first things I check when getting on the computer. Thanks for keeping it real!

Rebecca Stevens said...

Love the quilt. Makes me want to go right out and purchase magazine. Congratulations on cover shot!! Wow, possibly win the magazine - even better. Thanks for the opportunity. I so admire your energy. I have an orthopaedic who gives me those shots in my shoulders and I don't know he has done it! I am so lucky. But, I am sure it is much worse in the hip. Hope to never go there! Hang in there and keep up the good work. Love your blog too. Rebecca

Marcia said...

Texas Tumbleweeds is a great mix og color and texture. Cover of Quiltmaker is an added plus.

I'm going to give some thought to a subscription for your column.

Love the charm colors. Count me in on the drawing

KQ Sue said...

How Cool! Pretty fabric!

scrappy101 said...

Hello Bonnie

Good to have you home, enjoying quilt cam. Thanks for all your time and energy. Hope all goes well with you check ups. Congratulations with making the cover Quiltmaker. I was thinking batiks. When you went on your New Year workshop with Lisa and now with Bali I have started collecting my batiks. Your Tumbleweeds Quilt is Fabulous!! Thanks for the chance to win the magazine. Stay well and thanks for all you do.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love that magazine - love your quilt - count me in please

Pieces of Time said...

Beautiful quilt! You deserve to have your children be proud of you--just as you are of them.

Frog Quilter said...

Would love to get a copy of the magazine,,,,

Mary Burn said...

Love the quilt and the magazine. Congrats on being published. Good luck at the dentist today. Thanks for including me in your giveaway.

Mollylivebearer said...

I would love to win the magazine and I love that quilt! I'm a faithful Bonnie follower and have learned so much from you. Keep doing what you do.

JoAnn said...

This is one of your best quilts yet! The batiks are gorgeous. I don't yet subscribe to Quiltmaker, but I plan to do so now.

Jackie said...

I love the Texas Tumbleweeds quilt. I would love to win the magazine
and the charm pack is a great bonus. Good luck at the dentist and hopefully he can fix the tooth.

Sarah said...

Congratulations on having your quilt on the cover of Quiltmaker! It was great seeing the quilt on QuiltCam last night too. Thanks for doing a fun give-away!
Sarah in Virginia

Sarah said...

Texas Tumbleweeds looks like fun to make.

Kathryn said...

You are doing a great job with Quiltmaker. They are lucky to have you as a contributor!

Barbara said...

Texas Tumbleweeds looks wonderful! I love the movement in the piecing. I would also love to win a copy of the magazine! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Malmbergs said...

Yes, I got a peek of this quilt last night as I watched quilt cam. Love it! Good luck at the dentist today.

Claudia said...

I love that quilt. I have quite the collection of batiks to use to make it. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine and charm pack.

Hilda said...

What a great quilt. I'd love to win the magazine and fabric bundle. Your blog is great!

Harley Quilter said...

Enjoyed Quilt-Cam last night. I got acquainted with my new hand crank while watching you piece! You started an interest in me for non-electric sewing machines (I have enough of the electric kinds) and I purchased my 1st last Thurs. Now I'm looking for a treadle! I love the time spent with you and other quilters on QuiltCam; not quite a retreat, but a good substitute! Please enter me in your drawing for the Quiltmaker magazine and charm pack.

Jitka Oherová, Czech Repubic said...

A very clever pattern again! Thank you for it.

Judy Snider said...

Love your quilts!!! They are all beautiful! Thanks for teaching us in Jackson, TN how to do the bonus triangles. Hate to waste all that beautiful fabric.

Judy

Linda H said...

Ooooh Bonnie! Please count me in! Love the magazine and always love your quilts! What a great way to use up those bonus triangles.. I have a growing stack!

Sam said...

Hi Bonnie Thanks for making this possible. I would love to win this. kind regards Sam

Catholic Bibliophagist said...

I would love to win a copy of this issue of Quiltmaker. How nice that the bonus triangles for one quilt become the basis for the second.

Barbara B said...

Bet it's hard to keep these mystery quits under wraps!

Donna in NW FL said...

Love that quilt!

Sally said...

Good luck with the dentists
Love the quilt

Pauline said...

Love your quilts--as always!!

Missy Shay said...

The quilt is beautiful! Unfortunately I'll be out of town next week so I won't see quiltcam though. Congrats on your article!
missysaprons@gmail.com

Theresa Litz said...

Just love the new pattern....and I'm thinking this should be my new "big" project". I just finished my quilt top started at your "My Blue Heaven" workshop in Wellsboro, PA (July)....so am truly ready for the next project. Would love to win a copy as finding it at my grocery store is hit & miss. The charm pack is adorable also...love all that YELLOW shining through in them.

Amy said...

I love this quilt! thanks for a chance to win.

Sandy Beach Sewing said...

I think Texas Tumbleweeds is on my horizon. Being a Texas girl who moved to Tennessee from West Texas, I have seen my fair share of tumbleweeds, and your quilt sure does look like them. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of Quiltmaker magazine.

Lisa Burgess said...

What a surprise ... I love it :) and that charm pack is delightful as well, but I don't think anyone can resist blue and yellow. I'll cross my fingers but plan a trip to the shop. Thanks Bonnie

Carol C. said...

What a beautiful quilt!! I love it!! How fun to make top billing on the magazine! Congratulations!

Donna said...

Always love your quilts! This was is definitely a favorite.

qltmom9 said...

OOooo...I SOOO hope I win, I can't find that mag around here! YOU prolly sell them out so quick! My first colonoscopy at 47yo found a polyp with colon cancer...it was removed with that snip, so I didn't have to have radiation or chemo. So, YES, get that scope! It saved my life.

I'll watch Sunday, Lucy~

Machelle said...

What a great quilt. Good luck with the dentist-ugh! Have a lovely day otherwise:)

Joan said...

Home this weekend? You've got to be kidding!!! Hope you have something special planned to celebrate! Great looking quilt- I'm awash in scraps. It might go to the top of the list!

luv2quilt2 said...

I love your quilts, and this one looks like a lot of fun to make. I've enjoyed your trip to Lexington (where my daughter live) and your trip home through West Virginia (where I live)!

Audrey said...

I'd love to win the magazine! My brother lives in Texas - I could make this for him!!

quiltyVal said...

Bonnie, I love Texas Tumbleweeds - but then again, I have yet to see a quilt of yours that I don't love!

JaNae said...

Wow, Bonnie. I just love your creativity and your ability to put things together. Will I ever get my act together to be able to do that, probably not. but I hope to.

Terri said...

Bonnie, you've done it again! My "oh,I want to make that one" list just keeps growing.... Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.
Terri in st . Louis

Ps....I received my String fling in the mail recently. Can't wait to get stringin'!

regan said...

I'm loving Texas Tumbleweeds AND Spin Cycle! So much movement! Awesome! Oh, and don't even give the colonoscopy a second thought! I'd had 3 now, and you don't even know you've had it done, until they show you the pics to prove it! lol

valerie boudier said...

Lovely quilt and I would like to win a copy of the magazine

Marsha Black said...

The quilt was so eye-catching on quiltcam last night. I would love to own a magazine with an article by someone I "know", even if we haven't met personally. If I win it, would you please autograph it for me? Thanks!

Donna said...

Good Morning Bonnie!
I am sitting here on my last day of a short vacation sipping my morning tea right along with you. I absolutely love the Texas Tumbleweed quilt! I even have a bali jelly roll my daughter brought me from Bali that would be a great start! To win the magazine would be stupendous!
A shout out to Theresa...I was at the Wellsboro workshop too, but due to wedding prep for eldest daughter haven't been able to work on "My Blue Heaven" but daughter has been a Mrs. for 4 days now and things are returning to "pre-wedding" status, so hope to start up again.
Congrats Bonnie on the front cover Headliner!! Way to go!

Donna said...

Another great scrappy quilt! You are my quilt design idol.

Kathy said...

I had a great time watching you piece last night. I would love to win this issue of quiltmaker. This is my favorite magazine. I am using a couple of your patterns to make quilts for Christmas this year.

Patricia said...

Hi Bonnie. I love scrap quilts, and this one is beautiful...plus, I live in Texas...lol

deborah said...

Love the quilt! Enjoy your Quilt Cam sessions too!

Yvette said...

I fell in love with Tumbleweeds on Quilt Cam last night. I would love to win a copy of the magazine and hopefully work on it while watching my new favorite internet show. Quilt Cam!

Pen Pen said...

Congrats on front cover status! I have tuned in to several of your quilt cam sessions and I have to say that watching you sew is wonderful motivation for me. Thank you for allowing us into your studio!

Dee said...

Congrats on both the professional feather in your cap via the magazine and more so on your son's appreciation of what an accomplishment it represents. We are sharing your happiness! Lovely quilt, too!

Sowing Stitches said...

Yeah! For sons who appreciate the fine art of quilting!!! :D
Hope that you are able to day dream about your next quilting adventure while at the dentist today.

sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

Trina Schellhammer said...

Oh please, sign me up! I'm so sad I missed your Quilt Cam last night. :( I am always amazed with how much you get done in a day.

gmp said...

Oh, I guess I'll have to make another trip back to Barnes and Noble. They didn't have the new issue of Quiltmaker when I was there ysterday. Your quilt is beautiful. It made a very nice back drop on Quilt Cam last night.
Grace

Jessica said...

I don't know if I can wait until Sunday to win the magazine and then wait for you to ship it to me, so........ Love the new pattern.

Cathi said...

What a beautiful quilt...I would love a copy of the mag.

Sewing Sue said...

My copy was on the table yesterday when I got home from work... I spent the hour before dinner just drooling. The quilt is stunning. Yay for family who support our 'addictions'! Great job, Bonnie!

beaquilter said...

awesome quilt! I don't think I have this magazine, had to WEED out my subscriptions recently...

Holly said...

Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creativity with us! Love the Texas Tumbleweeds quilt!

Mary Ellen said...

Congrats on the wonderful quilt, you're a busy gal.

Quilter Mom Didio said...

Would love to win a copy of the magazine. I have been following you for way over a year and I feel that I know you and you are one of my friends. I was scheduled to have a class with you at Celebration at Smith Mountain Lake this year and was unable to attend because I got sick. What luck. To finally be able to take a class with you and this happened. Hope to see you in the future.

Sally Poll said...

Scrappy quilts are my favorite ones to make. They do so remind me of grandma and snuggling down while she tells stories at bed time. The quilt is stunning. What a way to use all those wonderful pieces. Thanks for being an inspiration! Keep em coming!!

horsegal88 said...

I love this pattern Bonie!! I have been thinking of doing a quilt in batils and this one just might be it!! I would love to win the copy of the magazine!! Cindy in SC

horsegal88 said...

I mean "Bonnie"!! Sorry about that. I was so excited to post an entry, my fingers fumbled, LOL

Tammy Jeann said...

Good luck at the dentist. Hope your hip is doing better.
The quilt as with all your quilts are just stunning. Still trying to get the motivation and energy to try and do one of your quilts.
All those pieces are a bit intimidating, lol..

Bonnie Botts said...

I can't begin to express my thank you's for getting me over the fear of totally scrappy quilts. I always loved quilts made by others, but was to scared to jump in and make one of my own till this spring and a class taken with you. Haven't finished the quilt yet, but already planning to add this one to my list of must haves. This new one just became my new favorite, when I saw it hanging from you pole last night. DOUBLE WOW!!!!!

Thanks again from another....Bonnie

Quilterin said...

Oh, I would love to win that magazine! And I'll definitely keep my fingers crossed for rain this sunday (that would mean a canceled painting trip) so I can finally try to catch "European Quilt Cam time"!

quiltnvan said...

Love the new quilt! Roll Roll cotton Boll is basted and ready to quilt, so I'm primed for a new Bonnie project. Best luck at the dentist!

All8 said...

Congratulations! How great is that to be featured Twice in the magazine, not to mention having your name at the Top of the Front Cover. You're doing amazing things and I'm glad that you're so willing to share your journey with all of us. Congratulations again.

Joan said...

Lovely quilt! Congratulations! Thank you for the generous giveaway.

~Joan said...

Just go ahead and send them to me ;)

JenniferSylvie said...

So cool your boys are proud of you. Beautiful quilt. Love reading your blog, and I enjoyed Sunday quilt cam too.

Mary said...

I'm glad they sent you two copies of the magazine! I like that you showed how the bonus HST's worked up into a 2nd quilt. Scrapilicious! My Quilt Buddy called me yesterday Morning to ask if Id heard about PORTLAND. I had to tell her it's been on my calendar for a couple months now. I just didn't have details. Now I find that one of your workshops is FULL before I even had a chance to register. I'm SO glad you'll be that close and look forward to being there. It's only 4 hours from my home. Thanks for the Giveaway! Good Luck with your Dentist Appt.

SweetAmbrosia said...

WOWEEEe --- Texas Tumbleweed is going on my START NOW list of quilts to make. Your colors are wonderful too.

One thing about scrappies, each one is different! None of this 'paint by number' looking quilts for we Hunter-ites!

YUP, when our kids are proud of us, it does feel so good. MAkes you smile all ovre, doesn't it?

Smilies to all
JulieinTN

Lori said...

Congratulations Bonnie! When I saw the quilt I thought I recognized it! Your Oregon creative endeavor!!

Mary said...

Congrats! That is so awesome and you are so worthy the honor! Your such an awesome quilter! I love the Texas Tumbleweed quilt! It's so vibrant and the Bali Pops really make it pop!

Hope your dentist visit goes well! I hate going to the dentist!

Bouts Choisis said...

What a fabulous quilt! Thank you for the giveaway. I will be looking forward to Sunday!

Brenda said...

I love Quiltmaker magazine and your addicted to scraps column each issue. I'm enjoying my new leaders and Enders spool project. Thanks for your dedication to all of your bloggies!

Annie said...

So many beautiful things you have done!

Sandy Garrett said...

I caught the last half hour or so of QUILTCAM last night and that beautiful quilt was the first thing that caught my eye. I could not stop looking at it. I wished you could have let the rest of us in on the mystery...I could be done right now ;-).

Nanette Fleischman said...

Great quilt, love the brown.
Nanette

memckee2 said...

This is such a fun one! I hope I can try it sometime soon.

Diana Mazur said...

That quilt is quite awesome. I can't even imagine designing a quilt so it all works out and the colors just flow together like yours do. Would love to win the magazine

Barb H said...

Another amazing scrappy quilt! I love it, and would love to get a copy of the mag. Bonnie, yours is the best blog around, IMHO. Love to follow your quilting adventures.

Mavis said...

Hi Bonnie! I LOVE the Texas Tumblewood quilt and it is definitely going to be on my list of to-do's. I have a couple of bali bops that I don't know what to do with so this might just be on my November retreat list to finish.

Good luck at the dentist.

Karen said...

Another lovely quilt to add to my list. Thanks Bonnie.

Lynn said...

Thank you for doing the give away and please put my name in the pot. Would love to win the magazine and the fabric.

Linda in CT said...

Hi Bonnie,
I already have the magazine but can't resit the charm squares. A girl can't have too much fabric waiting for a project can she?
Linda in Ct

Linnie Quilts said...

Well, added ANOTHER quilt to my "bucket list" after seeing this beauty ~ and thanks for adding my name to the drawing. Good luck at the dentist this morning ... probably the appointment I hate the most ;-(

Margaret said...

beautiful quilt. Would love to win the magazine so I can try it myself. I have several tubs of scraps ready for anything. LOL

Sparetime Quilting said...

Love the quilt on the cover. I agree - there is nothing better than when your children support us in our adventures.

bunniec said...

Bonnie,
I can only hope that my son will eventually turn out like yours, you give me hope on so many levels. Even about the colonoscopy for our 50th birthdays.
Oh, and the quilting, too.
I will be on the road Sunday afternoon returning from a quilt retreat, so I may miss your announcement, but I won't miss your quilts. I'll be taking along one to work on. Thank you so much for your thoughts and ideas.
Bunnie

Genevieve said...

This quilt is beautiful as all your quilt are. I really want to make this one. It just calls to me. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway! You are a true inspiration in the quilt world.

sndy1 said...

Congrats on your quilt in Quiltmaker magazine. Beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sandi1100 said...

Hi Bonnie,
Enjoyed seeing you on quilt cam last night and your Texas Tumbleweed quilt is gorgeous!!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Quiltmaker and charm pack.

Not Lucy said...

I might as well throw my hat in the ring! I am pretty sure my son loves me but he shows it by talking about the 'quilting cult', interventions, etc.

Kristy said...

I love the Texas Tumbleweeds pattern AND the Spin Cycle block! Either would be an excellent choice for my Army wife craft group to do as a group project and then raffle off the resulting quilt to benefit our Community Giving/Scholarship fund! Hope I can win a copy of the magazine...

Loretta said...

I'd love to win! I really like that Texas Tumbleweeds quilt! Very pretty!

Nancy said...

Love the new quilt! Please add me to your drawing; would love to win a copy of the magazine, and the charm squares are from a collection which I've been pondering making a quilt for our guest room....love blue and yellow! Good luck at the dentist...hopefully you don't have to get a crown (and the bill that goes with it!). Nancy

Christine said...

Hello Bonnie,
A big congratulations to you! Makes being on top of the scrap heap a good thing.
After doing about 70 quilts since I made my very first I 2004 I have completely fallen in love with scrappy quilts. (Maybe it's because I get to work with the same fabrics again and remember those quilts I've done and who received them) Looked for the mag at Wal-Mart and found that the store had been "redone" and magazines were at check-out, but no quilt magazines. Will have to go back to see if they still have their magazine rack.
Keep up the great work.

Kim said...

Oh yes Bonnie you are an instant success! I think of the hours and hours you have put in to being a "cover girl".....congratulations on your success and your perseverance.
I don't think you can have one without the other :0).
I'd love to win your cover girl issue and the little Moda charm pack, thanks for the chance.
I hope you are feeling less pain today and each day is better and better.

Happy Sewing

Dori said...

Love texas tumbleweeds! Try to watch you on quilt-cam.

ga447 said...

You are such an inspiration to many quilters, thank you again for your time, effort - you work very hard.
gasuski@mac.com

Jo said...

Cool, Bonnie! I just got Adventures with Leaders and Enders yesteday. Now i want to stop everything and chop up my scraps. And, wow, that new sewing machine is gorgeous!

catequilter said...

You rock as always Bonnie!!!! sorry about the tooth, hope that works out for you, I love the texas tumbleweeds and am anxiously awaiting mystery 2012 details hopefully sometime this month(crossed fingers. thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

Kay said...

I really like this quilt & have a Bali Pop that I've been trying to decide what to do with it. This just might be the answer.

Vicki B said...

I would love the magazine and fabric. Such a beautiful quilt. I don't know how you do it all. I wish I had your energy!
tvbart@charter.net

Judy S. said...

What a gorgeous quilt! And I have a goodly supply of batiks to get me started. I would love to win!

Diane said...

Hi Bonnie!
I watched quilt cam last night for the first time. It was wonderful to feel like I was right in your home having a sewing party.
The Texas Tumbleweeds quilt is gorgeous! I wonder how it would work in fabrics that are not batiks (since I don't have any batiks in my stash). I'm looking forward to trying out the pattern.
Have a splendid day (and sure hope your tooth is easily fixed)!

Mary Rogers said...

I am just about to subscribe to Quiltmaker so I would love to win the magazine and charm pack. I follow your blog daily and you are a true inspiration. I don't know how you do it especially with your pain issues.
Thanks
Mary

Scrappy/Cindy said...

Hi Bonnie, this is my first time to comment, but I check your blog at least once a day and try to catch you on quilt cam when I can. You are such an inspiration. I love all the scrappy quilts. I'm always looking for new ideas. Also love all your vintage machines (I have 20 now.....just rescued a 401A for free yesterday.....they had the needle in backwards). Thanks for all you do!

Cindy

SewLittleToSay said...

A giveaway, Europe-friendly Quiltcam and Downton - what a trio of delights for Sunday.

Peggy Reid said...

I would love to have a magazine signed by you with your quilt inside. I read all of your blog post can't wait for the next one.
kcgm1955@aol.com

Jennie said...

I love your Texas Tumbleweeds! All of your quilts are just awesome. I can't wait until November for the new mystery quilt! Hope you make out ok at the dentist.

paulette said...

Hi Bonnie!
The Pot was already SWEET without throwing in a charm pack!! Very generous of you! Love your blog and often wonder where you get all that energy!! Yowzers! I have a hard time keeping up with you! Thanks for the great posts...and for the chance to win this magazine and charm pack!
Paulette

5c9dcc28-0c9e-11e2-9c44-000bcdcb2996 said...

Oh I would love to win the magazine and the charm pack. One can never have too many charms! I have never been one to use much brown in a quilt, but I love the way the browns and batiks work together in the Texas Tumbleweed quilt. Sherry

Loris said...

Texas Tumbleweeds is gorgeous! I looked for this mag at the market Monday (where I usually find it) but they've switched to a different quilt magazine (we're small...only get one). So I would love to win this copy! Thank you for sharing it. It's a beautiful quilt! Hope the continued med/dental appts go easy.

mingdai said...

Congrats on your publication in Quiltmaker. I'm constantly amazed by all that you get accomplished. I've recently started working on some projects during Quilt Cam and have been amazed at how much I am able to get done in such a sort time frame. Love all the little tips and tricks you share to make things go easier.

Kristina said...

Love the quilt! But then, when don't I love a Bonnie creation!

picketsews said...

I am so hooked on Bonnie Hunter....love reading your blog, I watch your quilt cam, and your system for creatin scrappy quilts and your amazing quilts and and and...... the best part is your willingness to share all your knowledge with all of us. Someday I hope to meet you. There is nothing like a son's love for his mama and when they give a voice to "how proud they are of you" it's like icing on the cake. Thanks for everything, Bonnie!!!!!!!

Valerie said...

I'll throw my hat in the ring, so to speak, and hope I win the free copy of Quiltmaker. If not, then I'll run out Monday morning to buy it, because I love your Texas Tumbleweeds. Thanks!

elively said...

What a beautiful quilt! That goes right to the top of the "Next to Do" list. Thanks for the chance to win. You are so generous with your time and knowledge. You're a real asset to the quilting community!

sandy said...

Surprisingly, our little boys do grow into wonderful "big" boys. Congrats on your wonderful quilt. Where do you get the energy to do so much??? Such a talented lady.

Debbie Lou said...

I love your Texas Tumbleweeds quilt, Bonnie! It just sings! We have lived in Texas and our #1 Son and his family still live there. This would be a great quilt for them. And that charm pack looks yummy! Thanks for the giveaway. Enjoy your day!

Muddling Through said...

What a great quilt and since I live in Houston - of course I love the name. Congratulations on making the top of the cover!

Stephanie Kern said...

I love, love your website and blog. You manage to have a positive attitude on a daily basis. Is this something you had to work at or were you born this way? How do you have the stamina to keep going with all your travels and sewing? Are you Wonder Woman in disguise? Keep going. The world needs more people like you.

JaneB said...

Love that Quilt! The alternate block with the dark brown print reminds me of Oklahoma Backroads. Your creativity amazes me. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine. If I don't win, I'll buy it anyway. I hope that the folks at Quiltmaker realize what a gem they have on their staff. I know what you mean about getting recognition from your sons. For a while when they are in their teens we are so "not cool" then they grow up and if we remain patient they do come around. It makes me smile every time they reach out and show the love.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Beautiful workmanship, I love the colours :)
Thank you for the chance

Carmela said...

Congratulations Bonnie! I'm in awe in how much you get done in a 12 month period. thank you for giving the inspiration and motivation to many of us! If you can bottle your energy and sell it, I'll take 12 please! Congrats!!

teachpany said...

Enjoyed Quilt Came last night, and this quilt is wonderful. Thanks for all you do.

Kristine Gallina said...

I love absolutely everything you do Bonnie and have only been following you since meeting you at the Somers Quilt Show in the spring. You have become my friend, my inspiration and my mentor.

JudyBL said...

Hi Bonnie - I just got Quiltmaker yesterday and your quilt is eye popping - love it!! Thanks for all the great patterns and tips you share with everyone.

Sandie said...

Internet was out last night and my husband thought it was SOOOO funny that I reset my iPhone and used most of my data plan to watch, just so I didn't miss QuiltCam! Would love to win the magazine, and the charm pack is a great bonus!

Stoney said...

Congrats on the front cover appearance! Quiltmaker magazine is a longtime favorite of mine. My friends and I are using your Texas Braid pattern for a fun exchange and sew along this winter. You really are an inspiration. Thanks, Stoney Monte

Mary Lou Ozburn said...

Texas Tumbleweeds is beautiful! I'm a new commenter here but have been reading your blog for a while and have enjoyed your website with it's many tips and patterns for a long time.

Quilting Louise said...

Hi Bonnie, Love the quilt! Can't wait until I get my copy to see if this needs to be my next quilt. Thanks for another great quilt cam last night. I am looking forward to the next one whenever it is.

Shelia said...

Bonnie this is beautiful. Thanks for all of the inspiration you give us to just be "scrappy" and love it! Thanks also for the opportunity to win in the giveaway.

judy crumpler said...

Joy in all you do & share.Hope you are feeling better soon...Happy quiltiny

Quilting with Ewe said...

I am sooo enjoying spending time with you on quilt cam.. we are temporarily displaced after a fire in our condo last month so I can't do any quilting but watching you gives me such inspiration and I feel like I'm sewing along with you. I can't wait to get back home and dive into my scraps! Congrats on being on the cover page and I am excited to make this quilt plus the bonus Spin Cycle! <3 You are awesome!!!!!!

Quilting with Ewe said...

I forgot to add my name :) Stella in VA

judy crumpler said...

Joy in all you do & share.Hope you are feeling better soon...Happy quiltiny

Faith Kayajian said...

Bonnie, the list of quilts that I want to make just keeps growing and you are a major reason for that! You have inspired me to really get to work on so many new and old projects - thank you for the continued inspiration and new ways to do things! Faith

kynomi said...

I've really been enjoying the quilt cam time with you, and of course, I love all your quilts. This one is great, and I look forward to making it (with the help of the magazine, of course)! Good luck with your tooth today. I chipped a small piece from my front tooth a couple of weeks ago, so I feel your pain......

Ann Davis said...

I would love to win a copy of the magazine. I have bought every one of the 100 block issues and love, love, love them!

Beverley said...

Hi Bonnie, count me in for the draw please. Good luck at the Dentist. Bev

Pocket Town Quilts said...

Congrats again on all you accomplishments with your beautiful quilts and patterns. I have made several quilts from your patterns. I love scrap quilts. Thank you for the inspiration and I would love to win a copy of the magazine.

Laura said...

I'm planning to buy a copy of this magazine today, so if I win, I'll give it to a quilty friend.

NanaBell said...

I would love to win! Texas Tumbleweeds would be a great pattern to use up some of my stash.

Janet said...

This quilt is wonderful as are all your designs. The added bonus charm pack is a beauty as well.
I would be thrilled to win these.

Carol said...

would like to win this magazine! and I am in the same situation with a cracked molar. Dentist has done the root canal and now the crown prep starts. Cracked right up through the middle. Oh JOY is right, but getting relief from that pain is wonderful.

Unknown said...

oh no! I am just getting packed to go to retreat next week. Have so many things packed and then I see the blocks for Tumbling Tumbleweeds. I just might go off track here a bit. I love it.

Captain StitchyPants said...

I love both of those quilts :) I'm a new quilter, and one day I hope to have enough scraps to make my very own scrappy quilts!

Charity said...

Wow, those would be tough quilts to keep under wraps for a year. I don't subscribe to Quilmaker, but I may have to change that. As always your quilts are wonderful! Thanks for inspiring the rest of us.

Terri in BC said...

Beautiful quilt and I love the secondary quilt made with the leftovers! What a great idea!

Mimi said...

Awesome!!! The quilt is gorgeous! I would love to win this magazine as we don't get it in my neck of the woods. Thanks for celebrating a giveaway!!

gail.designs said...

Wonderful Quilt. Reminds my of a whirl-le-gig, and would love to win the magazine. I like that Quiltmaker includes quilting designs in their magazine. Gail in Verona

The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...

Wow! Congratulations!!! Love the Texas Tumbleweed :)

FML Crochet said...

Very beautiful quilt! You are a true inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Glenda in Florida said...

Love the quilt, and I've got some batik jelly rolls that could give me a start too.

Jody said...

Lovely quilt--way to go!!

Heather said...

Loved seeing TX Tumbleweed last night on quiltcam and can't wait to see it in print. Even better, can't wait to make one for myself!!!! Another gorgeous quilt, Bonnie!

Ebony said...

I bet that quilt was awesomely fun to do as a mystery - so sorry I didn't get a chance to do it. I guess I'll have to take my chance to win the magazine here! The great part is not only getting the chance to make your beautiful quilt, but also the gorgeous quilt on the cover! Not to mention the nifty bonus squares block. Argh! Three delightful quilts in one magazine - really, I need to quit my job, LOL!

mary e said...

always the rock!!

Tinliz said...

Here is a high five from me, HI!!!!!5!!!!!
Love your the scrappy look of your quilts.

Jane's Quilting Studio said...

Hi Bonnie,
I am so excited, I just came home from Goodwill and was able to pick up a Singer 401!!!! It works smoothly just needs cleaned up and oiled. I even got the cams, parts, and manual. And I got it for only $19.99! Yea! The only thing to top that would be to win your magazine. I've attended a couple of your workshops here in PA, love your quilt cam, too. Thanks a bunch. Jane in PA

LindaBee said...

I'm just as excited to see the Quiltcam come this Sunday as I am for a chance to win.

Kelly said...

Texas Tumbleweeds is so stunning, my husband even noticed it while I was watching QuiltCam last night. I picked up the magazine and showed it to him in detail...I think that may be the next quilt he wants made for him! (And, unlikely as it is, I already have the magazine so don't pick my name to win!)

Carolyn Sullivan said...

Awesome Quilt! it can be on my bucket list too! I hope I can catch the quilt cam, I don't usually sew at night. but an afternoon might work well for me.

Having your Spouse and Children proud of you, and Hi Fiveing you is awesome! you are truely blessed to have such great kids.

Elaine Heller said...

Texas Tumbleweeds is a winner! Just what I need from you, Bonnie, even MORE inspiration! But I really would like to win a copy of Quiltmaker magazine. Thanks for the chance.
Elaine in MA

Ms. C said...

You are such an inspiration to quilters everywhere! I so enjoyed your class at Ninigret Quilters in RI - my "Bonnie Hunter to-do list" grows every larger.
Erin

Marian said...

Bonnie: You are an inspiration. I am looking forward to making the quilt!

Dianne in the country said...

Hi Bonnie,

The quilt looks great. Love your column in Quiltmaker. Always look for it. Charm squares are very pretty. Have a great day.

Dianne

Lisa said...

Good luck with the molar, getting older isn't for sissies! Love this quilt so I have to run out and get a copy SOON!

Krista said...

I signed up for Quiltmaker's Block Party and will be taking 2 of your classes! I can't wait to meet you :o}
Thank you for the chance to win!
Krista

Lavinia-AZ said...

Oh how neat!! Can't wait for the mail lady to bring my Quiltmaker magazine!!

Reena said...

Love the quilt! How all those ladies were able to keep the secret I do not know. Hope you also post the winner on FB as Sunday I will be at the beach Bonnie.

LindaTN said...

Texas Tumbleweeds is beautiful! I noticed the quilt first thing last night on Quilt Cam. I can't wait to start making it. Thanks for the chance on winning a copy.

Linda-TN

Beth said...

another completely wonderful quilt. that I want to make. Thanks Bonnie.

Marla said...

I know what you mean about the feeling of your kids being proud of you. My 25 year old daughter was home over the weekend and she just oohed and ahhed over my latest quilts INCLUDING Orca Bay and told me she would love to have more quilts and maybe she would inherit some of them some day? ;) I would love to win a copy of this magazine! Put my name in the hat!!

Julie said...

Being from West Texas, I can tell you this is the prettiest Texas Tumbleweed I have ever seen. It brings to mind tumbleweeds blowing across open fields on a very windy West Texas Spring day! I would love to make this quilt and would love to win the magazine.

Kath said...

Hi Bonnie, just found your blog while hopping about from Soscrappy. How exciting to have your work in this magazine and that your son was so proud.
best wishes from England.

Mrs T said...

Bonnie, I am also Anne Travis from Iowa I would love to win a copy of the magazine as I just received my cheddar fabric from North Carolina and would love to make the second quilt using blocks from Texas Tumbleweed Enjoy quilt cam nights. Tanks for all you do

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