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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lazy Sunday Sneak Preview! Give-Away!

Are you planning on joining me for Quilt-Cam this afternoon at 2pm Eastern?  Bring a project and come sew!

I am still loving my mail this week.

Look what was in the mailbox upon our return from the movies and dinner out yesterday!  It’s the March/April issue of Quiltmaker Magazine ---the one I’ve been waiting for!

First off…you will find Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s wonderful “Star Splitter” cover quilt from her book, 15 minutes of play! ((Available in the Quiltville Bookstore or at a shop near you!))

Doesn’t this quilt just beg you to dig into your crumbs and start playing?

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As soon as you can find the magazine in your mail box or on your news stands – you can learn more about V’s techniques and what inspires her.  After that, you are going to NEED THE BOOK!

If this wasn’t enough…..look what’s starting:

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My new mystery:  Lazy Sunday!

Lazy Sunday is going to run through 4 issues to completion.  So face the facts – you may as well get a subscription because that’s 4 out of 6 issues this year!

And wait – there’s more!

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An article on my use of the Easy Angle and Companion Angle rulers, along with great demo photos to help you remember how to use them!

And last but not least:

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This issue’s Addicted to Scraps column features a great traditional block called “Betty’s Choice” in greens and neutrals ---which is perfect for the MARCH issue –and St Paddy’s Day!  With the International Quilt Festival of Ireland just around the corner in June, I am getting really pumped up about EVERYTHING IRISH ---I love how this little block turned out, all from my scraps!

So let’s have a little give-away shall we?

Leave me a comment below, and since this is the March issue, and we are talking St Patrick’s Day, and Luck of the Irish – I want you to tell me about a situation you found yourself REALLY LUCKY!  Be creative!  I’m sure you’ve had a stroke of good luck somewhere down the line…tell me about it!  Make it fun!

And since my Birthday is Wednesday, I think it would be really lucky for me to draw our winner on the evening of my Birthday – Wednesday, January 23rd!  Who knows…we might even announce it during Quilt-Cam time!  ((Not sure if there are plans for a birthday dinner out yet – but will let you know!))


Oh, and let's sweeten the deal!  Our lucky winner will also receive a Summer Breeze Charm pack, thanks to the kind folks at Moda --- and I'll even throw in one of my seam guides!

((Thanks to Moda, I have enough summer breeze charm packs for give-aways from here until eternity..LOL!))

Luck o’ the Irish, Everyone!

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Quilter Kathy said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie!
Today is my first day off in a long time so I am LUCKY to be able to join you in QuiltCam fun! Can't wait!
And I can't wait for this magazine...I will definitely get a subscription!

isthereanymorepie said...

I once won a frozen turkey in the elementary school's Thanksgiving raffle. Unfortunately it only had one leg and kept tipping over in the pan!

Can't wait to see the magazine in person. Congratulations!

Ruth said...

Wow! That issue looks like a winner!! Well, here's my lucky story, about 10 years ago I went to my LQS to shop. There was a new owner who was having a grand opening drawing and I signed up for it. I "NEVER" win those things, so didn't give it another thought. About a week later I received a phone call saying that I had won a serger!!! At that point, I really had no idea how I would use a serger, but was happy to accept it anyway! Since then I have used the serger so much that I hate to be without it. In fact, I was never without it for 10 years until recently it was acting up and I decided I better have it serviced. Yes, for the first time in 10 years! Of course, I had cleaned it myself numerous times, but now it is back to working like a charm. Oh, yes, I would love to win the magazine. And, I can't believe there is another mystery quilt. I haven't done one since your Christmas quilt in 2009. But I've been busy quilting all this time. Maybe I'll do this one?!?!

Cathi said...

I was lucky enough to win a gift certificate for SpaFinders from Blogher.com. My daughter & I went on Friday for a whole day at the spa. Massages, facials, manis, pedis, waxing & lunch. Oh what a joy it was.

christineschoon said...

Hi Bonnie,
I'm happy you had a good homecoming! I wish you rest; familytime and quiltingtime of course! Thanks for being such an inspiration to all of us. I'm curious for the quiltblockmagazine, but I'd really love one of your seamguides! Thanks for a chance to win.
Love, Christine

stitchinpenny said...

A time I felt lucky recently was in October when my husband and I were on a tour in Canada and we got to sit at the front of the bus for the day we traveled along a beautiful stretch of highway. The picture taking opportunities were amazing and we shared a great day of oohing and aahing.

christineschoon said...

Hi Bonnie,
I'm happy you had a good homecoming! I wish you rest; familytime and quiltingtime of course! Thanks for being such an inspiration to all of us. I'm curious for the quiltblockmagazine, but I'd really love one of your seamguides! Thanks for a chance to win.
Love, Christine

Patchwork Penguin said...

I think the past 27 years have been lucky for me..... I found Kevin, we got married, have three beautiful daughters and our son, bless him, in heaven.

Looking at the colors in the photo I can see this is going to be a great mystery to get out of the winter blahs. Thanks for sharing as always Miss Bonnie!!!

Janet said...

Such a great magazine. Wow seems like yesterday you were just turning 50. Hope your birthday is great. My luckiest quilt moment was when I bought my, previously loved, Handi Quilter 16 quilting machine. I never thought I would be able to afford a quilting machine, but I got the best deal a lucky girl could get.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

The 3 out of 4 times we have planned to go out to lunch at Red Robin where one of our daughters works ( 30 minute drive) we have found over twenty dollars just laying in a parking lot, in the middle of a isle of a store with no one around. Once we even went and bought movie tickets first cost $26, turned around to get back in the jeep (movie didn't start for 3 hours) to go to Red robin and I see money tumbling across the sidewalk like a leaf. I scoop it up, as I put it in my pocket, there is another one, and another and another. Buy the time I get to the jeep I had 4 $1's and a $5. We get in the jeep, turn in front of the movie theater to go eat, and I yell STOP! I jump out and in the bushes there is more money, so I start walking the road. My husband starts pointing them all out. By the time that 5 minute adventure was done with and we were on the way to lunch I collected $29 dollars. So we kinda got to see the movie for FREE! My daughter says we need to go see her more often if we are going to find money every time we go see her. The 4th time we told her our streak must have run out we didn't find any money that day. Afterwards we went walking in some of the stores in the outside mall. At the last minute we decided to go in this store we knew we weren't interested in anything in it, and we found a $20 inside the store in the isle way. So maybe our luck is still going.

diane said...

Thanks for the heads up on the mystery in Quiltmaker. Wonderful!

AJ (The Quilting Pot Podcast) said...

An advanced "Happy Birthday" wish! Love the quilt! I subscribed to the magazine because of the mystery and your features. I am now the proud owner of a few vintage machines; two 66s, a 99 and a 99k. Looking forward to quiltcam today. I will be practicing my treadling while preparing "crumbs" for the March issue for the Star Splitter quilt.

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

Another Bonnie mystery and I haven't even started with Easy Street. You're absolutely productive, it's incredible.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Rose E. Glasses said...

Don't you feel Lucky to hear from me? I feel Lucky to have found your website and blog years ago... your generosity in quilting has rippled very far. Thanks!

Shifra Goldenson said...

I think I'd be REALLY LUCKY if I win your wonderful give away. Thanks for the chance and thank you for your blog and quilt cam. I've learned so much from you.

Marj said...

Wow! I can hardly wait to get my new Quiltmaker Mag in the mail. The mystery looks like it will be fun.

Anita said...

Happy birthday Bonnie!
Thanks for all the good QuiltCam sessions you have shared with us, and especially the first mystery of yours I have joined, Easy Street. The quilt top is completed, and the quilting will be done as soon as possible. A wonderful project!
What makes me happy and lucky, is that I was able to spend precious time together with mt husband and sons during Christmas and New Year.

Ruth said...

The best of luck happened on Dec. 29, 2012 to my daughter. She gave birth to Benjamin Bunny. Of course, that's great news, but here's where the luck came in. She was due on Jan 22, but because the baby came in 2012, she saved tons of money on insurance. And my lucky part is that I got to admire my new little grand last weekend.

Teresa in Music City said...

When I first moved to Nashville from NC, it was hard to find a place to fit in and make friends. During the first year and a half, I visited different churches, met neighbors, tried the local library book club. But I couldn't seem to make a good friend to save my life! I was beginning to wonder about my deodorant choices LOL! That all changed one lucky day. I had never been to our community pool, but this particular day I took my visiting granddaughters for a swim day. As luck would have it, a lady just happened to be sitting next to us who was a quilter! She invited me to come to the local quilt shop for a sit-n-sew that next week to see if I would like it. Those quilters welcomed me with open arms and taught me all they knew. I had found a home! Today I have more friends than I can count and a hobby that I love - all because I chose to visit the pool that lucky day!

Lovie said...

Happy early birthday. As far as me being lucky, everyday I wake up is a good day. I try and have a good outlook on life, always expect the best, and count my blessings where I find them.

JudyCinNC said...

What a wonderful issue of Quiltmaker - maybe I should call it the BonnieMaker magazine - LoL Thanks so much for this opportunity to win. I was definitely in the right place at the right time when my husband married 18 years ago after a 20 year friendship. Judy C

Lovie said...

Happy early birthday. As far as me being lucky, everyday I wake up is a good day. I try and have a good outlook on life, always expect the best, and count my blessings where I find them.

Lovie said...

Happy early birthday. As far as me being lucky, everyday I wake up is a good day. I try and have a good outlook on life, always expect the best, and count my blessings where I find them.

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Sharon said...

Such a warm & sweet lady, born in such a cold month...Happy Birthday Bonnie! You bring so much joy and creative spirit to everyone, my wish is that it all comes back to you on your special day!

Looking forward to QuiltCam. Off to get my errands done first!
Sharon

Rita E in AZ said...

Have a great birthday :) Yesterday was the anniversary of the day my husband and I met (34 years ago). I am so lucky that we met - we worked within a few blocks of each other in central Phoenix for over 2 years before our paths finally crossed and changed our lives forever.

horsegal88 said...

Early Happy Birthday Bonnie!! I am really looking forward to the new mystery, having just finished my Easy Street flimsy. I really want one of your 1/4 inch seam quides too, and I already have all ypur books. I appreciate your give-a-ways! Thanks for all you do!!
Cindy in SC

Desert Threads said...

My luckiest day was in 1986. We lived at Lemoore Naval Air Station, Ca. We had just bought a brand new Dodge station wagon with front wheel drive. I rarely put my seat belt on till I was close to the gate to the base. I had just finished my second day at work, started my car, and because of the cold, it died. While I restarted it to let it warm up, a CHP officer drove up. I put my seat belt on and started home. Half way home, I hit a bull dozer destroying my car. I had some scrapes and bruises but because the engine sat in sideways, it saved my life. If the engine had sat in the other way, it would have killed me instantly. I had an angel with me that night.

Sherri said...

Wow Bonnie, it's looks like this March/April issue of Quiltmaker is the "Bonnie" edition of the magazine. Congratulations! I don't think in terms of being lucky, I embrace the things/events/people/circumstances in my life as blessings! And I am blessed by you. Thanks for all that you share here with this huge cyber community of quilters. You are truly and inspiration.

Birds on my mind said...

My most lucky day was when I decided to relocate for a job possibility. After moving, I got the job of a lifetime and met and married my husband all within one year. Some people call it luck but I call it a blessing. May you always be so blessed and Happy B-Day!

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

I am really lucky to be retired and have lots of time to quilt. I was SO lucky to meet you in Winfield KS in Sept. 2011. I am so GLAD you share your talents on the internet with all of us and I'm so LUCKY to have found your website!! Happy early Birthday, Girl!!!

Marie Day said...

I am sure your Hubby had some great plans for your birthday, hope you have a GREAT day!!!

gmp said...

Good Morning Bonnie, I hope to be home for quilt cam this afternoon. And, I have a project that I will be working on - taking apart a quilt top, pressing the blocks and getting ready to sew it back together again. Busy work that needs to get done so that I can pack it up with another quilt top, and send them off to be quilted. See you later.
Grace from Long Island

Mimi said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie!! Luck was really on my side when the gold Italian earring given to me by my father was found buried in the flower bed. I had lost it for several years and when my mom wanted a deck built, the earring was dug up! That ring could have been lost forever because the deck was built to cover that section of the flower bed!! Thanks for the chance to win the magazine and the other sweet extras!!

Becky G said...

Happy Birthday! My best quilting luck... Living in Winston, we have many, many excellent teachers, accomplished quilters and great LQS, so i think we are all lucky here. My best luck personally is that a friend, who had several Berninas, gave me one! Lucky me. Thanks for a chance to win!

Hydrangeas to Hollyhocks said...

Bonnie,
I have discovered I LOVE mystery quilts. I am starting to hand stitch the binding on my Easy Street Quilt today!
Mary in FL

birdie said...

Lazy Sunday sounds wonderful. My Sundays are pretty busy, but maybe when we have a snow day, or I'll just be lazy in the afternoon, and join you in making another of your quilts. I'm finishing up Easy Street with a small grey border all around it.
And - Happy Birthday!

Kathy Biggs said...

Happy early birthday, Bonnie! I am LUCKY to be able to take part in your mystery quilts. I flew home last week from an extended holiday stay with family and had a 2 layover/ 3 leg flight...and it ALL worked like clockwork, no problems at all and for once they didn't loose my luggage. Now, thats luck! LOL Can't wait for the magazine...oh...better check and make sure my subscription is up to date. Also, being gone so long, trying to catch up on finishing Easy Street. Will try and catch quilt cam this afternoon. Thanks again for all of your wonderful inspiration.

Gunda B.-S. said...

Happy Birthday all your wishes, dreams and hopes shall come true.
I'm lucky to be a part of your Giveaway. Thank you so much for doing it
Gunda

Richard Healey said...

I am lucky to have 4 wonderful kids and a wonderful wife that supports me in my quilting.

pdjewelrylady said...

HaPpY BiRtHDaY !! have super fun and eat some chocolate cake! you deserve it!! This is issue looks super FUN! Lazy Sunday mystery? goodness - just used all thosse same colors in the Easy Street! oh boy - fabric shopping!! :) have bags and bags of crumbs to "do something with" and i think TODAY is the day to join you on quilt-cam and make some of those super cute 4" stars! fun fun fun at the machine :D THANK YOU ms Bonnie!

Ms MoomMist said...

Ah lucky luck. Once I was suppose to travel about 100 miles and we had a snow storm, it was on a Wednesday, yes there is a point. I got all packed up and got into my car ready to go. It was really snowing hard and I must admit I was shaking a bit. But then as luck would have it, my car wouldn't start, I prayed on it. This was for a job and I really could not afford to miss the job, but when the car wouldn't start what's a gal going to do. I called and canceled the job wondering what I would do except worry about the money. It was as I said Wednesday and the church behind my house plays bingo on Wednesday so decided that I'd take the $20.00 I would spend for gas and just go to bingo... Surprise I ended up winning the jackpot of almost $300.00 which was more than the job. I had prays of thanks for a very long time. I don't know if it was luck, but I know that God definitely put his hand on me that day.

Cindy said...

My most recent luckiest day was early in December....my employer always organizes a campaign for us to support our local United Way. Everyone who donates (no matter the amount) is entered into a drawing to win some pretty awesome prizes. Cash prizes all the way down to vacation days. This year one of the bigger prizes was a mini apple ipad. Guess who won the mini ipad? ME!!!!! The girl who figured she didn't need a tablet of any kind. Guess who would cry if her ipad came up missing? Me!!!

ria vogelzang said...

Thanks for such a great Giveaway and best whishes on your upcoming Birthday!
I'm really lucky that my Quiltshop decided to sell your books and the triangles you use! So I am now the very lucky owner of "Leaders and Enders" and of the Easy Angle and Companion Angle Triangle!!!!!
I consider myself VERY lucky!!!
Hope I can join you on Quiltcam (for us tonight)!
Enjoy this lazy Sunday. I just spent a few hours on cutting my scraps into 1,5; 2,5 en 3,5 inch strips..... (and little squares for a leader and ender project... ;) ....!!).
I really am HAPPY!!!
Love from the Netherlands!

2boyzmom said...

How did you know that I have an abundance of green scraps that need to be purged? My son's school colors are green, white and black. Quilt for him with a little music fabric thrown in the mix. Thanks, Bonnie

Jane L.

ggarner said...

I'm working on Easy Street and love the quilt already! The colors on the Lazy Street quilt are equally my favorites!!! I'm lucky because I have such wonderful people in my life. My luckiest day was the day I gave my best friend a second look and 29 years ago I married him!!! We have fortunately have two beautiful children and he is still the love of my life. My birthday is the 28th of Jan. and I was also born in '62 so that would be the "LUCKIEST" early birthday present!!!

Mel said...

Happy Birthday! Your birthday and you are giving the gifts. :) I've had lots of lucky days, but when I thin of you, I think of quilting. One of my lucky quilting days was when I was doing a scrap quilt with purples and whites. The whole thing was getting a little boring with the colors of purples I had for scraps and then in the mail arrived a box of purple scraps that made the quilt sparkle. sometimes I think sharing scraps helps my quilts because of the range of value I tend to buy.
Have a great Birthday!

krisgray said...

Happy Birthday! And what a great issue! A few weeks after my grandmother passed away I got a FB from Alex at Aurifil saying that I had won a Pat Sloan thread collection. It was so unexpected and came at a such a low time.

Diana said...

Happy Early Birthday, hope it is fabulous and don't forget to do something FUN!! I was very lucky about 13 years ago. I had moved to GA from NY and felt like a fish out of water. I got a retail job at a store where mostly younger people worked and there happened to be 4 other women (my age) hired at the same time. During a discussion one of the ladies mentioned that she was going to "Saturday Sampler", at a local quilt shop. To make a long story short we found out that of the 5 ladies hired 4 of us were quilters. We went to "Saturday Sampler " and continued on our quilt journey together for 13 years. So it was lucky that we all got a job at the same place.
Thanks for your great blog and the giveaway

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

Happy almost birthday. I think the day I found myself incredibly lucky is also the day I found myself terribly unlucky. It happened a couple of years agog, after the east coast 'Snomaggedon' double storm. I was really cooold out. I found myself accidentally locked out on the front stoop of my house with my 2 year old daughter (with developmental delay) stuck inside. Just as I was getting desperate, as my daughter was getting increasingly distressed, my wonderful neighbor Al showed up and managed to get in through the kitchen window despite the 3 feet of snow. So lucky to have such a great neighbor

LindaWI said...

Bonnie, Thank you for all you do for us quilters, can't wait to get home so I can start Easy Street. I am so lucky to be in the south for the winter and not back in WI where they are looking at single digit temps for the next few days. Have a wonderful Birthday! Hope you catch a little of quilt cam but our internet is very slow and usually can't watch you.

Suzanne said...

It was the fall/winter of 1994 and I was a struggling single mother of my eighteen month old daughter. I won one thousand dollars in Toys r Us gift certificates. To a broke mother this was heaven ..... We had a great Christmas and we had diapers, formula, food and toys covered for a long time. I was extremely lucky!

ggarner said...

Oops it's Lazy Sunday! I like Lazy Steet too!!! Ha!

Colleen said...

Im lucky to be able to have an outlet for my creativity and wonderful support through my MQG and online bloggy friends.

Linda Denton said...

Happy Birthday a little early and can't wait for quilt cam and i never won anything but you always have to try. Have to go out and buy this mag cause i don't know whether my subscription will included this one.

Ramona Johnson said...

Happy Birthday, Bonnie.
I think my entire life has been lucky,.. wonderful husband, family and friends. But one time while visiting my sister in California, we attended the Ellen DeGeneres Show and the entire audience was given a 27" flat screen TV. Not a coupon, but the TV in a box. You should have seen us trying to get two TVs, in BIG boxes, in her compact car. She threatened to leave me behind and pick me up the next day. Somehow, we managed. What a great memory.

Debbie Collins said...

Lucky? I was really lucky!! I was in OKC airport with BIL & SIL and DH leaving for a tropical vacation. We were going up the escalators with all our luggage, I had my big bag and my carryon. My big bag got stuck and I yanked on it and instead of coming loose I fell backwards down the escaltor onto my suitcase and into my husband who had let go of his bags to catch me, his bags go tumbling down, my BIL ahead of my was trying to pull me up, but that was not going to happen, My feet were above my head headed up the escalator. My SIL was in front and reached the top, heard the commotion, looked for the button to stop the escalator, punched the button and stopped our trek up the escalator. LUCKILY we were all ok, I had a bad scrape on my upper arm. My husband had really bad scrapes on his chins from the metal edge of the escaltor steps. My carryon bag handle was broken, but we gathered our stuff and headed on to checkin, we were headed to the tropics there was nothing going to stop these Okies!!! LUCKILY there were no more mishaps for the rest of the trip.

Fiesta said...

Bonnie, thank you for the chance to win and happy birthday!

swakins said...

Luckiest day...three of them. First one in Feb 1980 when I was late for work and met my future husband in the elevator. Second was 4/1/1996 when at 42 I found out I was to be a mom for the first time and then 11/26/1996 when my son was born healthy. I have always believed I lead a charmed life.

Veronica said...

I'm lucky in many ways. I have a great family, job and health. Having the ability to buy and play with lots of quilty toys is a lucky thing, too!

Jennifer Kinney said...

Good Morning Bonnie! Can't wait to get my copy of Quiltmaker and see all the great patterns and articles. I keep it next to me on the couch, so when my husband is flipping channels or watching something I don't like I can go back through it. Thanks for keeping us quilters up to date on so much. I love watching your quiltcam so I can learn more from you. It makes a difference to actually see how something is done rather than read how to do it. It's easier to comprehend. Hope you have a great birthday this week!

Diana said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie!!!
Well, my story is when I was in the middle of my divorce(don't worry, it gets better) I entered a drawing for $10,000 while paying my cell bill at the store --- you guessed it, I WON the $10,000 on Good Friday and could not stop crying when they called me. (I know God helped, but WOW)

Dot said...

I had been sewing for years when we moved to a suburb of Atlanta. And in that small town was a very nice quilt store. I immediately signed up to take a class in beginning quilting and started a wonderful journey to what has now become my passion in retirement.
Happy Birthday, Bonnie. Enjoy your day and thank you for all you share with your followers.

Diana said...

Happy Birthday, Bonnie! I am SO lucky because I am at a stage in my life where I can SEW all I want!!!!!! I am happy to be healthy enough to do it!. I love my Easy Street quilt and I know I will love this new one.
Diana in Illinois

Anne C said...

Bonnie, I can't wait to see the start of the mystery! I already love the colors! Thanks for your continued caring about all things scrappy. I love them, too! Happy Early Birthday!

Marcia said...

Wonderful birthday give away to celebrate your birthday!
I have bee very lucky a our guild meetings. When I have contributed fat quarters for the drawing, I have won. They have been a lovely addition to my stash. I also won the name tag prize of two nice pattern at the January meeting. Hope I am on a roll and win your great offering, too.

Dorothy Matheson said...

I am very lucky that I have a subscription to the magazine from the time you startle to write for them. I am so looking forward to this next issue.
Dorothy in Texas

Marcia said...

Wonderful birthday give away to celebrate your birthday!
I have bee very lucky a our guild meetings. When I have contributed fat quarters for the drawing, I have won. They have been a lovely addition to my stash. I also won the name tag prize of two nice pattern at the January meeting. Hope I am on a roll and win your great offering, too.

Marsha Black said...

Hope you have an extra-happy birthday! I would love to win one of your seam guides, so here is my lucky story. Two years ago we went to dinner at a local burger shop. While we were there I heard two ladies mention to the owner that they were on their way to quilt class. I had two quilts that I needed to have quilted, so I asked if they could tell me someone who did long-arm quilting. I was lucky in that the mother and daughter both were teachers of the class, and the daughter does long-arm quilting. So, I was able to get my quilts completed, and I also got to participate in two years of their quilt classes. And because of them, I was introduced to you, so I consider that I have been very lucky.

PT in SC said...

I would say our guild the UpCountry Quilters in Pickens, SC were lucky because we were one one the first guilds to have you when you started traveling back in July 2007. Thanks Bonnie.

Lindy in NC said...

Hi Bonnie! LOVE following your blog and enjoy sewing with you on QuiltCam! Missed you while you were gone. Happy Birthday to you. Thanks for keeping us sewing and the entertainment. :)

Charlene Krug said...

Hello! My lucky day is today I can just feel it! I'm spending the day with my husband and son, we are all healthy and the sun is shining! I wish you the luck of Irish today and always :)

Patricia Barnes said...

Hi Bonnie, first of all I'm giving you a early Happy Birthday wish because I will be working Wednesday and probably won't be able to tell you then. I usually don't win when I sign up for drawings but I did win tickets to a concert once from a radio station but winning the magazine, charm pack and the seam guide would be much better than that concert. Hope you have a great birthday Bonnie!

Peg said...

I feel that I'm one of the luckiest persons alive. I am married for the past 40 years to a wonderful man who appreciates and encourages my love of quilting,I have 2 wonderful children who has given me 5 beautiful grandchildren, and I belong to a quilt club with 7 fun, talented and caring women. I already feel like I have won!! Happy Birthday a few days early!!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday! Love your tips and QuiltCam! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with all of us.

Judy said...

Hi Bonnie! I just finished piecing my 'Easy Street' quilt top and had so much fun that I plan to try your new one. I am lucky every day to wake up healthy and head across the street to work at my garden center because there are not to many of us left anymore and I love to get my hands dirty planting seeds and small plants and watching them grow. Spring cannot get here soon enough!

Brenda said...

Happy birthday on Wednesday. That is also my sweet mom's birthday too so maybe I'll be lucky and win. I was recently lucky when our fuel pump on the van decided to go. It was in our driveway and not somewhere on the road. Finances are tight and our church paid for the repairs. Thanking God for His blessings.

said...

I need It, I love your work, and it´s amazing having a QUILTMAKER from scrap quilting, Thanks so much.

Sandi Casteel Craven said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie. What a nice present you are going to give me to celebrate your Birthday!!

Yo said...

Oh Bonnie, I received Victoria's book earlier this week. My heart leaped for joy when I opened her book and saw her Grandmother's quilts that are her inspiration. I have made one quilt several years ago using a technique similar to hers..(that was BB - Before Bonnie) I have made great strides at getting my Bonnie Scrap System set up, but was left with buckets of scraps that I really could not get motivated to cut up into the smaller units.....I have found the solution in Victoria's Book.....I sat down yesterday....and I was amazed at how fast the scraps are disappearing..and new "Made Fabric" is appearing!! I'm so excited!!
***Thank you Bonnie for keeping us all inspired and keeping us traveling down our "own creative path" by sharing YOURS!! ----smiles--- Yo (Quilter's Dream Weekend)

Andra Gayle said...

I have to agree with Peg, above, that I am lucky all around. I have a wonderful husband who has allowed me to take time off from my career to pursue my quilting dreams and focus on my family. I have 2 fabulous children and most of my family lives close. I am spoiled rotten! However, one of the luckiest moments I can remember was when, on the beach in Hawaii, I lost the car keys in the ocean and 15 minutes later they washed up on the beach.
Happy Birthday, Bonnie! Thanks for all of your quilting inspiration! Wish I was going to Ireland with you!

Mary Jane said...

Wishing you a Happy Birthday. Guess I am ready for another one of your mystery quilts.

regan said...

Yep.....I think it's time to actually get a subscription! lol Why haven't I???? Silly!! So....about luck! I usually feel pretty lucky, but not with winning things. Just everyday life stuff. But at my high school graduation party, I won the grand prize color tv! This was 1980, and it was the first color tv our house ever had! I had never even seen a color tv before that, so to this day, when I see the older shows and cartoons, I'm amazed at how colorful they are. They look odd to me! I kindof liked my cartoons in greytones! lol

Amy Laura said...

I got really lucky in having and aunt that discovered a love of quilting. An aunt that also happens to be my godmother, with no children of her own to pass on her love to. So, she jumped at the chance to teach me when I showed the least interest in learning to quilt. She also gifted me a good stash start and quilted several of my first attempts for me at no charge. My aunt Chris is my lucky charm!

Mary Kunna said...

Bonnie,
I have to say my lucky moment was the day I quit my job (that I had at the time) and threw a party (it was a bad job so I celebrated) and that was the night I met my future (and still) DH.
That was 28 years ago.
Hoping I win the Bonnie Hunter issue of Quiltmaker.

paulette said...

Happy Birthday, Bonnie!! Hope it's your best EVER!! Thanks for the chance to win your Birthday Give Away!! All the best!
Paulette

Mirtes said...

Hi Bonnie, my parents always told me that when you work hard and conquer your dreams, people think you're lucky, but they don't know what you did to get there :)
But my luckiest day was when my family and I decided to move to USA from Brazil. It was hard to come here with a husdand and a 4 year old daughter, leaving a great job and all relatives.
14 years passed, we just got our American Citzenship, my husband has his dream job/company, my daughter is 18 and it's going to a great college in August. And me?? My luckiest day WAS 6 YEARS AGO when I decided to learn to sew and quilt, a little late,but it's never too late :)
United States gave me the best things in my life: quilt, friends and a sewing machine that I can sew my memories <3

Pat S. said...

Happy birthday, Bonnie! In additon to marrying my wonderful hubby five years ago, I feel lucky to have won my home back through an estate auction. I had to sell the house that my ex & I built as a result of divorce & was extremely fortunate to purchase it back again. Now how lucky is that?!! Thanks sew much for this chance to win your generous giveaway. :-)

beachbarnes said...

My lucky time has been from the day my daughter was born, then each of her sons (2). They are an ongoing source of luck and joy especially when things aren't going so well. The first two quilts I made (and completed) were for my grandsons!!!
Happy Birthday, Bonnie!

Carole Doyle said...

It's a good day for a birthday! My oldest granddaughter will be 25 on the 23rd. (How old does that make ME feel?!?!) Hope to watch QuiltCam for a while before the Falcons game this afternoon. I've got some quilting "catching up" that I need to do.

Mary Ellen said...

I am lucky to have beaten cancer. 16 years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Six weeks prior to that I began dating a wonderful man. He was totally unphased by the idea of cancer. He stuck with me and I decided, he's a keeper. He was and still is. Every day I wake up, breath in, breath out - THAT'S a lucky day!

Gretchen Mcroberts said...

Hi Bonnie! I feel I am just getting to know you as I was introduced to you through Easy Street. I feel very lucky for the fact that I listened to my friend who sent me the link to your mystery quilt and I decided to commit to do it. I had been an avid quilter for several years until we added two Siberean Huskie puppies to our family. Well, that was two years ago and your mystery quilt was the first thing that got me back into quilting. The dogs are finally content to lay under my feet in my sewing room for a few hours at a time now while I am happily stitching away. I look forward to your daily postings; they are keeping me inspired.

Your new friend from the Eastern Shore, Gretchen

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday, Bonnie! I love that "Betty's Choice" quilt in the picture. The greens are beautiful. I hope to go to Ireland someday. Have a wonderful trip!!!

Lena Rhodes said...

Still working on Easy Street, but always up for starting another project! Can't wait for QuiltCam.

Lynda D said...

My lucky moment was when I was going to work, and the second last curve on the road found only one set of wheels with traction and I was going to the ditch. Well I saw one hydro pole, so I turned where I really wanted to go and straightened up. I thought hey I’m good to go, let’s go, but hit another slippery spot and saw trees , then pole, trees, three more times, and I knew I should just throw up my hands in the air and go for a ride. I ended up in the ditch, backwards (cut a cedar tree off) and about 6 inches from a culvert! If I had gone a bit further I would have been end over end or rolling! Good thing I had my seatbelt on, but the car didn’t make it and I got a new car, no pain. I call that lucky.

Pat in Texas said...

I feel lucky to have been invited to our local quilt guild by my neighbor. My Mother quilted but I could not get interested in the "old" methods she used. The guest speaker that evening showed shortcuts to cutting and piecing and my reaction was "I can do that." That meeting brought me back to the world of quilting.

pineneedles4 said...

Yeah! What a GREAT WAY to use up those scraps and fat quarters that I've been collecting!

Vanessa in Oklahoma

Patti said...

My luckiest moment was the day I met my husband. We were just teenagers but I knew he was special the first day I laid eyes on him. He's very kind and loving. And he is totally supportive of my hobby/passion of quilting. That lucky day was followed by two more lucky days involving the birth of my children. They are truly a gift to me. And how could I be so lucky? I think it might have something to do with being born on St. Patrick's Day, lol! Thank you Bonnie for the giveaway and Happy Birthday to you!

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday, Bonnie! Mine was the 12th. :)
I'm really looking forward to your new mystery quilt! Can't wait to get my new Quiltmaker magazine!
Laurie

Ally said...

Happy early Birthday Bonnie!! Lucky to have 4 wonderful children and 4 wonderful grandchildren. Can't wait to start another mystery quilt. Loved doing Easy Street, finished and ready to be quilted. Looking forward to quilt cam time today!!!

Ani said...

I feel lucky to have been selected by the Hoffman quilt challenge in 1994 to have my entry travel the country with the trunk show. Lucky because I was just a beginning quilter back then and my quilting was not the best! Would love to win this issue of QM, if I don't I'll be buying it anyway!
>^..^< Ani in Wilmington, NC

Becky said...

What a great giveaway. I am always looking to find something to do with all the scraps I accumulate. Can't wait to see the magazine.

JCMITQuilts said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy BIRTHDAY Dear Bonnie, Happy Birthday to you! Hope you get taken out to dinner!

Love giveaways! Let's see - a LUCKY memory.. About 10 years ago, I tried to buy this cute little machine embroidered snowman wall hanging from the Viking Center at a Joann's store. Quickly learning that it was a "Store Sample" and not for sale. I am so LUCKY that I spotted that wall hanging that day. That was the first moment of a MASSIVE chain reaction that got me into the world of Embroidery, Quilting, Blogging, Teaching, Quilt guilds, magazines, the most amazing friendships and finally - becoming a Bonnie Hunter fan. :-) How lucky am I? :-)

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

I was lucky when I won a copy of 15 MINUTES OF PLAY during the blog hop when the book came out. I love the book and truly am inspired by the author's creativity. Thank you for a chance to win a copy of this special issue of Quiltmaker. Happy early Birthday Bonnie.

Susan said...

OK, since I've been following your blog, I've gotten interested in vintage machines. I decided to start watching for them whenever I'm at thrift stores/yard sales. A couple of weeks ago, I was out thrifting with my mother and struck out at several stops. On the last stop, upon asking if they had any sewing machines, the girl replied that they had one really old one that didn't work and they couldn't sell it. I asked if I could see it. It was just like your Mean Judy Green! I knew that there couldn't be that much wrong with it--it had a new belt, looked like it had just been cleaned and oiled. I told her that I thought it was worth the risk and I'd like to get it. She said that she couldn't ask more than 5.95 for it since it didn't work. I got it home, did a quick google on how to thread it and it sewed PERFECTLY! WHAT A FIND for 5.95!
Happy Birthday a bit early!

Craftygal said...

I am feeling pretty lucky, if that's what you want to call it. I am getting to stay home from work after having a full hysterectomy, so winning the magazine would sure be a bonus in making my recovery go even better. Not everyone has the sick leave they need when they need it, I do! Instead of luck, I like to call it blessed. Thank you for a chance to win the magazine, looks like there are lots of real goodies in the issue too!

Kathy ~~~ said...

I won The Perfect Caddy!! I went to a quilt show in Madison, Wisconsin. My aunt and cousin wanted me to go to the quilt show with them. I live in Illinois. I put my name in for a Perfect Caddy by Hinterberg Design and won! So cool! I do subscribe to Quiltmaker and can't wait for that issue! I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win. lol Thanks for the chance.

Morah said...

I don;t know how you do all you do!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY and thanks for all the energy and great ideas!

Latrice Philpott said...

Just ordered a sub to Quiltmaker. Wonderful to discover that I'll have a new Bonnie Mystery when it arrives. Love your blog, makes me feel like I am there with you. Latrice

Tricia Audy said...

Hi, Bonnie, it was great to sew with you again on quilt cam, my BFF and I will be there today. Thanks for everything. Back to putting squares together on easy street. ALMOST DONE! Thank you again!

Shauna said...

Oooh what a wonderful way to start the year, I am definitely going to have to subscribe to the mag, I want to see how this turns out.

Jackie said...

We feel very lucky as a family as my son was hit by a car in September while jogging and although he sustained a broken leg and a minor head injury it could have been much worse. Would love to win the magazine and charms.

Elaine said...

The luckiest day was when my Quilt Teacher looked at me and said I should teach the quilt class instead of her. I was so surprised, but I timidly said okay. She went to the shop owner and she said okay. A month later I taught the class and have enjoyed teaching for 20 years at several shops. Whenever I have a class to teach, I feel like the luckiest person on the planet. I have prepared hours for each class, looking at patterns, playing with fabric to create a beautiful class sample, and carefully re-writting instructions so my students know how to construct the pattern when I'm not there. I am lucky to have the support of my family to continue teaching classes.

Happy Birthday Bonnie!

Eileen said...

Lucky: The day I came upon the Quiltville site! Seriously, I feel like my whole life is lucky. Married to the same guy for 40 years, two great kids, darling grandkids, enough to live on so I could retire, good health, and the wonderful hobby of quilting.

Cindy said...

happy birthday, Bonnie!! my "lucky" story just happened this week... last Saturday my LQS had a grand- reopening in their new location. I had a chance to stop in, purchase a few things and register for a door prize. I never win this sort of stuff so didn't give it another thought. Monday my daughter was scheduled for surgery and has had a very difficult recovery... this week has been pretty rough on her and I both. I had to be back at work on Tuesday and that's when she got really sick so I stayed home the rest of the week with her. anyways, my husband asked me on Wednesday morning if I had checked the msgs on the answering machine, of course I hadn't, so he goes on to tell me that I won something from the quilt shop..... ok? I didn't get a chance to go back in until Thursday and it turns out I won the grand prize!!! a huge basket full of wonderful quilting goodies!!! that was really a bright spot in my sleepless crazy week!

Cindy snoflaks@embarqmail.com

Kathleen said...

I was very lucky on St. Patrick's Day in 1979! My beautiful son was born that day!

Kathleen

hilary said...

I don't get any magazines so I hope I win. I've never read your articles in there so that would be double fun. Here's hoping. Thank you Hilary. BTW, I'm finishing Easy Street today during Quiltcam

Peggy said...

Hi Bonnie - and Happy Birthday! So, you're 29, right?! I am feeling lucky RIGHT NOW in that my horrible coughing, runny nose seems to finally have lessened! I'm still working on Easy Street since I lost two weeks of sewing time - but almost ready to start the rows of blocks. So Lazy Sunday - Bring it! :)

Kathy said...

I've had some lucky escapes in my day - three car crashes, two way-too-close encounters with rattlesnakes, and once in college I was narrowly missed by a gel frame that was dropped from the catwalk of a theater. It actually did hit my foot, but I was wearing boots and only got a bruise. I love your mysteries, Bonnie!

Snow Dog Quilt Works said...

Wow, this issue sounds really exciting! Thanks for sharing! The luckiest day for me was 13 years ago when I went in to deliver my son and found out there was one more :-) Twins!!! Happy Quilting!

Shirley said...

I'm lucky to have had two successful total knee replacements in 2012, and now I can get my life back together--including getting downstairs to that sewing machine!! Have a great birthday, Bonnie!

Betty said...

I love the block! I'll have to make it because of it's name and the fact that my heritage is mostly Irish. ;-)
One of my favorite lucky moments was several years ago when a local sewing machine dealer sponsored a Project Linus Make a Blanket day. I was the designated kit cutter, so I took my 20 year old Kenmore machine in to be serviced since I wouldn't be needing it that weekend. For each quilt turned in the participant got a ticket in a fish bowl for a drawing for a new sewing machine. The drawing was held the following Tuesday and the winner was to be notified by phone that morning. My Kenmore machine was ready to be picked up that afternoon and as I drove to get it, I was thinking that I hoped the winner was someone deserving and appreciative. When I got to the store I was very surprised to find out that I was the winner! They knew I was coming in that day, so they didn't call because they wanted to see my reaction! I am definitely appreciative and that machine has gone with me to every Project Linus sewing day since then.

Unknown said...

I'm lucky that I found running to be a new hobby in addition to my quilting and knitting. It provides for a balanced life.
Carolyn in NC

Frog Quilter said...

I am lucky to have married such a good man.

HB girl.

Alycia said...

I love it!! I am very lucky because my friend came and helped me cut fabrics for HOURS yesterday!!!

Myrna said...

Wishing you an early Happy Birthday Bonnie! I'm looking forward to QuiltCam today and would love to win a copy of the magazine. My luckiest time as far as prizes go was winning a weekend on a houseboat on Lake Cumberland. I've lived near the lake all my life and had hoped to rent a houseboat sometime but the cost was too much for my budget. I bought tickets in a raffle and won a 4-day weekend on a small houseboat. When we arrived at the dock to pick up the boat, I learned we'd been upgraded to a much larger boat with all the amenities at no extra cost! My wish for a houseboat weekend had come true...I had a wonderful, relaxing time.

Myrna in Ky.

Angela said...

Happy Birthday Girl......Lucky Day...well I have two...January 3, 1897 when my son was born healthy and January 4, 1989 when my daughter was born healthy. I had been told for five years I could not have children so these two (as well as my three year old grandson) are my special blessings. Also when my friend Sharon introduced me to you and Quiltville. I have so enjoyed all you share with us and getting to be in one of your classes in Little Rock, Arkansas. I have luckily been about to complete three quilts using your patterns ( two my blue heaven and easy street ) and I am working on the fourth, sisters choice....see you on quilt cam....

Good luck to the winner of these awesome prizes... And thanks Bonnie for all you share with us.

Angela

thepiececorps said...

St Patricks Day Luck??? Designated Drivers....that's all I am saying!
~ Blog Lucky? not so much! ~ Blog inspired? Everyday!! ~ TIA for the giveaway Bonnie and early Happy Birthday! Here's to another Beautiful trip around the sun, as Jimmy Buffet would say if I could get him to serenade you! Barbie B-)

javajean said...

I think a subscription may be in order. It is so fun to see the new ideas you come up with. Thanks for all the sharing you do with all of us in your cyber world.

Linda said...

Love that your birthday is seven days after my mom's was! She was as terrific as you are! Hope you have a wonderful day.
Lurking LInda

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Hi Bonnie...Hope you have a GREAT Birthday Week...will even plan our supper earlier on Wed in hopes you'll be able to celebrate with a little Birthday "Cam" that night. Will miss the cam today but always there in 'virtual spirit'. Can't wait for the new QuiltMaker Mag - my two favorite gals in one issue...Life doesn't get any better then that!!!!
Big Birthday Hugs...LynnInFlorida :)

Pat said...

Hi Bonnie, Happy Birthday on the 23rd. Your still just a spring chicken!!! I love mystery quilts. I just finished one from "Heather Spense" It turned out really good. I love following you. Keep up the good work!! Thanks

UFOQueen said...

Happy birthday a little early Bonnie! Can't wait for Quiltcam today! My lucky story is about the first quilt shop that opened in my town, Prairie Patchwork Mercantile. I was a sewer since I was 12 and had decided when my sister got married I would make her a quilt. I bought a book at Joanns but it was truly a disaster. Points cut off, puckers in the quilting...a true failure. Then the quilt shop opened up on our town square and I decided I needed a class. It was a life changing experience. I not only learned how to quilt, but I found a community I didn't have before. The shop is no longer in business, but I will always be grateful to them for starting something so positive in my life. I was lucky to live here in Woodstock, IL at that time when they were in business and inspiring so many of us to fire up our machines and sew!

UFOQueen said...

Happy birthday a little early Bonnie! Can't wait for Quiltcam today! My lucky story is about the first quilt shop that opened in my town, Prairie Patchwork Mercantile. I was a sewer since I was 12 and had decided when my sister got married I would make her a quilt. I bought a book at Joanns but it was truly a disaster. Points cut off, puckers in the quilting...a true failure. Then the quilt shop opened up on our town square and I decided I needed a class. It was a life changing experience. I not only learned how to quilt, but I found a community I didn't have before. The shop is no longer in business, but I will always be grateful to them for starting something so positive in my life. I was lucky to live here in Woodstock, IL at that time when they were in business and inspiring so many of us to fire up our machines and sew!

Lori L said...

My streak of luck started 27 1/2 years ago, the day I met my now husband. And the luck has continued everyday since then. Looks like Quiltmaker is a real scrappy issue this time. Wonderful. But did you have to show it to us on a day with no mail delivery? Now I will be running to the mailbox everyday awaiting my issue. Thanks for the giveaway.

Pauline said...

Don't know if it's luck or just good timing, but I just subscribed to that magazine over the Christmas holidays--a gift to myself with money given to me by my mom.

lynneUSA said...

Just moved to Georgia so would be nice to get this as a housewarming

UFOQueen said...

I don't know what I did to make this post twice. Anyone know how to delete the spare?

amidthismoment said...

I'd say I was pretty lucky with how well my finger healed after I cut through it and my fingernail really deeply with a rotary cutter. I didn't want stitches, so I wrapped it tightly for about 6 weeks. I was nervous that I would always have the weird tingling feeling in the finger from causing some kind of nerve damage with the cutter, but it eventually went away. Now, my feeling is mostly normal again, and the wound healed so well that only I can still see where it happened, and only if I look really closely. I was very lucky that such a serious accident healed so well.

-Bobbi
amid.this.moment@gmail.com

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Happy Birthday!! Most of my luck seems to involve driving. There has been several times I have left to go to work and was delayed for some silly reason. Forgetting something in the house or just wanting one more kiss. When I finally do leave the house I drive by a very scary accident that just happened. If I hadn't had the delays it is very possible that I could have been in one of those accidents. My Guardian Angel has had to put in some overtime.

Sandy Garrett said...

I would love to win the magazine, charm pack and ruler. Here's my story: I used to enter contest, all kinds. What fun it was to drop my name into a box and hope for the best. I would also enter using my DH's name too. We used to be in the Air Force and while living on a Navy base in CA I enter his name in a box in the commissary to win a Ford Ranger truck and because they couldn't find the first entry they drew he was the second drawn and he won the truck. They even paid the taxes. He was just as surprised as I was and never passed a contest box without dropping his name in it. Happy Birthday early and Good Luck to me.

elizabeth kasper garrett said...

Hey Bonnie - wishing you a happy birthday o the 23rd from my birthday today :D. My lucky is along fun story -but the short version is how the universe fell in line for me to meet my husband - lots of things happening at the right time created the opportunity for me to meet my soul mate, love of my life, laugh partner forever. Hope you have a wonderful birthday.

Angie said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie! I'm going to try to make it to quilt cam, but I have a quilt on the long arm that I need to finish for a friend---so probably no sewing today. I would love to have a copy of the new Quilt Maker! You are so generous! I love the name of your new Mystery! We have lazy Sundays a lot of the time. It's been so cold here in Santa Rosa, CA. We stay indoors and read a lot---and sew a lot too! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday at home!

UFOQueen said...

Happy birthday a little early Bonnie! Can't wait for Quiltcam today! My lucky story is about the first quilt shop that opened in my town, Prairie Patchwork Mercantile. I was a sewer since I was 12 and had decided when my sister got married I would make her a quilt. I bought a book at Joanns but it was truly a disaster. Points cut off, puckers in the quilting...a true failure. Then the quilt shop opened up on our town square and I decided I needed a class. It was a life changing experience. I not only learned how to quilt, but I found a community I didn't have before. The shop is no longer in business, but I will always be grateful to them for starting something so positive in my life. I was lucky to live here in Woodstock, IL at that time when they were in business and inspiring so many of us to fire up our machines and sew!

UFOQueen said...

Happy birthday a little early Bonnie! Can't wait for Quiltcam today! My lucky story is about the first quilt shop that opened in my town, Prairie Patchwork Mercantile. I was a sewer since I was 12 and had decided when my sister got married I would make her a quilt. I bought a book at Joanns but it was truly a disaster. Points cut off, puckers in the quilting...a true failure. Then the quilt shop opened up on our town square and I decided I needed a class. It was a life changing experience. I not only learned how to quilt, but I found a community I didn't have before. The shop is no longer in business, but I will always be grateful to them for starting something so positive in my life. I was lucky to live here in Woodstock, IL at that time when they were in business and inspiring so many of us to fire up our machines and sew!

WIPPYSPLACE said...

My luck has been running great for over 19 years! I met my HUBSTER via his personal ad on a dare! my friends were going to call the ad in my behalf (they knew me so well) and I surely didnt want them to do that! He supports my quilting addictions! he even finds things for me when I am looking for nothing in particular and dont know what to get! he built 6 shelves 14 feet long, floor to ceiling, to support my stash and a fabulous thread holder for a little used wall in my sewing room! and I have thought of another project for him! :-) soon as he is done with our oak desk! I love SUMMER BREEZE from Moda--which year--both! :-) you are so generous (and Moda) . I hope you have a wonderful birthday--you greatly deserve at least not to cook! :-) ((HUGS))

Loretta said...

When I was 4, we lived in an old farmhouse in Illinois. There was a mulberry tree above a cistern. The cistern was covered with boards with a hand pump on top. My older brother and sister used to climb up on the spout of the pump and pick mulberries to eat. One day, when they were at school, I tried to do the same thing, but slipped off of the spout. When I hit the boards they broke and I fell into the cistern filled with water. I remember falling through the boards, and then I remember standing beside the cistern screaming and my mom running out the back door of our farmhouse. I don't know how I got out and neither did she. She said the cistern was prob. about 40 ft. deep and she always insisted after that that guardian angels must have rescued me as there were no other explanations for how I could have gotten out by myself.

Shelley said...

Hi Bonnie! I would love to win that book! I bought 2 tickets for a friend's sorority fund raiser. Cow Pie Bingo! They put some cows in a field and they also have numbers on cards out in the field. For every ticket you bought, you got a number. They let the cows roam and if your number gets pooped on, you win. Well, I won! $1000! And guess what I bought with it? Two new toilets and had them installed. Karma, eh? Hope you have a great birthday Bonnie! Our guild gets to have you in May and we can hardly wait.

Kim said...

Talk about lucky......this is my last cold winter in NY I'm moving back south to NC!!!
I'd love a chance to win the Quiltmaker issue with both you and Victoria in the same magazine :0).
Thanks for the chance to win.

Happy Sewing and congrats for your continuing ability to write, sew and create new ideas to keep us using our scraps with smiles on our faces.

Donna Joy said...

I'm lucky to be healthy and lucky to have had a grandma who shared her love of quilting and now I quilt. Quiltmaker has been in my life since the first issue. Thank you for sharing your quilting creations with us.

grace said...

hust love your patterns and ideas, just wish i had lots of time to go thru and get some done, happy birthday to you, wish you the best, keep things popping for us, we just love your thoughts on getting things done
big hugs

Andee said...

Throw my name in the hat please! :)

Jill said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie! I was recently lucky enough to register for one of your upcoming classes at the Quiltmaker Block Party before they sold out.....Can't wait for March!

Kim Andrews said...

Lucky? Having my grand kids live with me for so many years. No matter how much I complain, it has been wonderful! And my ten year old granddaughter is becoming a quilter!

Mrs. Schatz said...

Really Lucky? A week ago I was quilting along on a baby quilt for a dear friend and my trusty sewing machine died! Just quit stitching. Turned to my backup and couldn't remember how to thread it. Was out of luck--no sewing for the entire weekend. Took it to the quilt shop and she diagnosed dire problems--no sewing for any foreseeable future. Ouch! But my luck held out and I got a call 5 days later that the machine was ready and it didn't cost as much as we had thought AND I got it back just in time for a 4-day weekend thanks to a Snow Day. Have had an awesome time quilting. :)

Marilyn said...

My lucky Irish day was my birthday the year I turned 31, recently divorced with a small son.
I played the three digit lottery because I was turning 31 on the 31st. The cashier transposed
the numbers and I won $550.00 . To me it was like I had won a million. It was a great day
if I remember I took my son and I to McDonald's for dinner, big spender. Thanks for the
giveaway.

Susan said...

One of my luckiest times was when I won a trip (through my job) for my husband and I. Since luck is never connected to my name, it was quite a thrill to win the trip. Happy (early) birthday wishes to you Bonnie! Just remember, you're not getting older.....you're getting better :o)

Cathy44647 said...

I feel very lucky to find the Quiltville blog and website - my how my quilting has changed since then - I'm totally in love with scrap quilts - this is helping me get a handle on my scraps now - thank you so much Bonnie for the wonderful patterns, mysteries and challenges! Challenge? Yeppers --- Bonnie challenges me to get out of my comfort zone with some of her colors - what she determines is a neutral, light and dark fabric - doing a mystery quilt - last year for Orca Bay I kept with the color theme - this year for Easy Street I did my own colors and I love both quilts! It's been a wonderful journey!

Cottage Rose said...

I am going to run out today and get my issue... I love that magazine... and the Quilt on the cover.. see you at Two... I love love Quilt Cam.... have a great day..

Hugs;
Alaura

Sandy Garrett said...

I would love to win the magazine, charm pack and ruler. Here's my story: I used to enter contest, all kinds. What fun it was to drop my name into a box and hope for the best. I would also enter using my DH's name too. We used to be in the Air Force and while living on a Navy base in CA I enter his name in a box in the commissary to win a Ford Ranger truck and because they couldn't find the first entry they drew he was the second drawn and he won the truck. They even paid the taxes. He was just as surprised as I was and never passed a contest box without dropping his name in it. Happy Birthday early and Good Luck to me.

Teresa Baker said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie. And since my Birthday is Tuesday, this would be a great belated gift for me LOL. I recently entered a contest for $100 gift certificate for pantographs by filling out a Crossword puzzle and I did win. It was great. Hope you have a wonderful birthday.

Can'tstopQuilting said...

going to miss quilt cam my grandson has a basketball game today! Love the quilt!

gail.designs said...

Happy birthday, Bonnie! Not that I've had it easy all my life, but even my 'issues' have been a blessing, in some way. Have a great day.
Gail in Verona

Leigh the sewing diva said...

Wow the magazine looks fab! We get some magazines imported to the UK but I've never seen this one.

My lucky story.
I got sick with fibromyalgia/ME/CFS when I was just 18. 5 years ago I lost my battle of trying to live a normal life and ended up virtually housebound, bored and depressed. There is only so much tv you can watch and I often lacked the concentration to read. Then one lucky day I was offered a place on a one day quilting free taster session and my life changed completely! Now I'm sewing when I can and when I can't I'm reading about it or watching tutorial videos. I have an interest, I have new friends and I have very happy friends and family as they are getting lovely handmade gifts. I don't want to imagine what my life would have been like if I hadn't been offered that place on that course.

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

Happy Birthday for Wednesday, I am lucky I have lovely family and friends and blessed with a wonderful son, daughter in law and two gorgeous grandsons.

Sharon Thomsen said...

Wishing you the very best birthday week ahead! What an exciting giveaway! I did my first ever mystery (actually first ever pieced project) with Easy Street and loved it so much that I will definitely need to get this magazine to start on another! What a treat it was to make that quilt in such manageable chunks! Thanks so much for sharing your talents and love of quilting!

Aliceart said...

Wow, it's like it's our birthday! Thank you for this, Bonnie. Hope you have a wonderful, restful, and indulgent birthday!

pcflamingo said...

I am really lucky to have parents who met on a blind date on FRIDAY THE 13th! My maiden name is KELLY and I am as Irish as Paddy's Pig. Thanks for the chance to win :D

Kristen said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie! I love the March Addicted to Scraps block ~ especially your color choice as a fan of all things Irish! So when was a time I felt lucky? I have to say that it was a little over a year ago when I took my daughter to her first playdate with a schoolfriend and noticed the incredible quilts her mother had created. In my "oooohs" and "ahhhhhs" she told me she would teach me how to make a quilt. Thinking inwardly that I would never approach the level of skill that I was observing on her walls and furniture, I agreed to let her try to teach me. That day sparked a series of playdates where our girls played while we sewed. I got my first sewing machine and found a new hobby and a new friend! It has even inspired my daughters to ask for sewing machines of their own. : )

Colleen said...

I've been lucky in love - my wonderful hubby and I have been married for almost 27 year, and I'd marry him again in a heartbeat.

Happy Birthday Bonnie!

Penny said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie! We're all lucky to have your talent, spirit and creativity to teach and inspire all of us every day. I'm a either Lucky or Bad Penny depending on the day! But I'm very lucky to have a beautiful Irish granddaughter who lives in Belfast. Thank heavens for Skype! Would love to win this magazine, Thanks!

Joyce said...

I'm not Irish but one of my best friend's is. She used her Irish luck for me and got be into your class in AZ at the last minute. I'd say she really has the Luck of the Irish if she can use it for some body else's benefit. I think it's her turn to win. So. I'm putting Maggie's name in the hat for the drawing!! Thanks Bonnie!

Judy said...

I don't ever feel very lucky, but would love to win the goodies and the magazine. It looks loaded with things I will like. Thanks for all you share with us, Bonnie. I love seeing the classes you are teaching, but am happiest when you are home doing Quilt Cam! :)



Karen Pfeffer said...

Happy birthday Bonnie! I found myself very lucky last June. I fainted in our backyard and fell into a pile of rocks face first. My husband took me to the local ER where they did a CAT scan. They found a brain tumor and ten days later had brain surgery. The lucky part was if I had not fallen, might have died from the tumor. I am the luckiest person I know! I have enjoyed your blog and working on Easy Street has been my therapy to relearn math, reading and hand eye coordination. I looked forward each day to your posts as I still cannot drive and the blog/quilt cam has been my window to the world since July. Thank you for all you do and I am looking forward to the new mystery!

Lauriejo said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie! I have been lucky to be married to my high school sweetheart and to have a wonderful son. I have also been lucky many times in winning contest prizes, recently winning $1000 in shoes!

Bonniedoo said...

Have a great birthday Bonnie! I lucked out with our four wonderful children, none of whom live at all near us now, the closest being 800 miles away and the furthest about 2000 miles away...when I was ill last summer they all took turns coming to our rescue for a couple of weeks each. Lucky and blessed! Bonnie K

Elaine said...

I come from Scots-Irish stock. The scrimping and saving Scots blood is more represented in my character...versus the 'luck of the Irish.' But I got called for jury duty for BOTH Arkansas district court and Federal district court...but the Federal district trumps the state court, so I am excused for this month. (I am on the hook for the latter til the end of April.) That's what passes for luck in my book! LOL

This Dog's Mom said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie! And thanks for the giveaway! The best stroke of luck(or providence) I ever had was in the days before cell phones. My car broke down on a seldom traveled, remote country road in -30 degree weather. Luckily another car was traveling that remote road, and I was rescued and am alive to tell the tale!

A Quilt Queen said...

Hi Bonnie,

Can't wait for the new mystery quilt. I must say - I'm addicted! It's fun to follow along blindly, not really knowing where you are going, but seeing it all come together as something beautiful in the end.

Thanks for all your hard work!

Stephanie

Man for all seasons said...

My big stroke of luck last month came at just the right time to cheer me up: I had bought a very cheap standing ticket to the Royal Opera, but one of the ushers is an actor I know, and he slipped me a FREE ticket for one of the best seats in the house!

Connie said...

I was the on who missed your classes in Prescott. I figured I'd pay it forward and let someone else enjoy your class if I couldn't go. I kitted up Playing with Jacks and am putting it together now. Broke my heart that I missed your classes. Hoping that you'll come to Prescott again sometime so I can meet you. My friend Lynn Provencher told me that you were going to give me a big hug from her. Things happen for a reason but, they could have happened on another day...LOL. Enjoy all your work and upbeat personality...Cheers!

Quiltluver said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win Bonnie, Happy early Birthday.
I feel very lucky to be married to my best friend.
13 yrs next month and going strong!

Tonya

Hey ... I'm Lindsay ! said...

I wanna win! I was lucky enough, back in 1993, to win a national recipe contest for my Mel's Sweet Red Pepper Relish. It was a recipe I developed when I used to do all the growing and canning for my family, and we loved it on everything! I won a nice cash prize, a $500 gift certificate that I donated to our local high school for a culinary scholarship, and the best... a luxury weekend at a luxury resort for my whole family... and at the time, we were living in a 20 foot camping trailer while our house was being worked on ... so it was a really luxury weekend with lots of room to move! Even the bathroom was bigger than our trailer... so I felt REALLY lucky!

Patty said...

Hi Bonnie -
I am lucky to have found you for quilting advice. I can only think I of one time I was lucky enough to win something - my sister begged me to go with her to increase her odds of winning a Dept 56 village and guess what, my name was drawn, and guess what, I didn't give it to her. Just started collecting them myself. Sisterly love.

DEA LOWRY said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BONNIE! Lucky? well, I doubt if you want to hear all the mishaps of nearly 64 years. I guess the MOSY lucky day was in 1982 when I was learning to fly. I had soloed about 3 weeks earlier, and was out alone practicing "stall series" and "turns around a point" As I did a "power-off stall" I rushed it and one wing was lower than the other which resulted in a nose-down spin. I resumed full power which would have pulled me out of a "normal" power-off stall, but actually resulted in a faster spin flying rapidly toward the ground below. I could see a fisherman in a drift boat below me looking up in panic. I had only 15 hours in my log book at this time, not much flying experience......and I was trying everything I could think of the correct the spin as I was hanging in my harness upside down. NOTHING was working. Finally, less than 50 feet above the ground I took my hands off the controls and said "God, if you want me to live, Please fly the plane". To my amazement and joy the plane came out of the spin and leveled off about 15 feet above the river. I pulled back up into clear space and finally calmed down. When I returned to the airport my instructer told me that the plane I was flying was designed to fly out of a spin if the controls were released. I did not know this before, as they did not teach "spin recovery" to students. (they didn't want us to try and spin the plane) What was lucky was not the fact that the plane was designed to fly out of a spin....BUT THAT I TRUSTED GOD ENOUGH TO LET HIM FLY THE PLANE.

Donna in NW FL said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Would love to win that magazine! I got lucky when I found your blog! I love your travel pictures and the class pictures. I guess I live vicariously through your blog! LOL Happy early birthday! Hope it is a great one!

creativedawn said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie!
I am still working on my Easy Street quilt; ran out of the black on white fabric. Yikes! Hopefully it will soon be finished. Thanks you for sharing your great creative talent. Your process is really rubbing off on me as last week I was faced with making a quilt using 9 1/2 inch heart blocks and found myself making the sashing strips and star blocks using your methodology. The blocks ended up being 12 1/2 blocks which included the sashing strips and center block of the star. The quilt went together very quickly. If it were not for making your quilts, I would still be monkeying around trying to figure out how to make an attractive finished product.
Anyhoo, thanks again for all you share; the quilt cam is awesome. I look forward to meeting you in person!
hugz
Pam

Stoney said...

OK, this is true. As I was turning the corner onto a steep ramp that had no side rails, the steering wheel on my car broke off right in my hands. No way to steer to safety. It was February and the ramp had icy trails frozen into it. I lightly pumped the brakes and by the bottom of the ramp I had turned into a concrete barrier and was stopped. How I got so lucky, I'll never know. The tow truck guy kept telling me how lucky I was. Some things are just so obvious but he kept shaking his head and repeating that phrase. I am lucky even though I am not Irish. I quilt everyday, which makes me even luckier, I think. Have a beautiful and lucky day everyone!!
Stoney Monte

Jennie said...

May your birthday be filled with many blessings Bonnie!

As for luck....I could say the day I met my husband or the day I gave birth to my beautiful daughters or the experience of being with my daughters for the birth of each of my grandchildren because they were all such blessing for me, but that's what they are blessings...not luck. Luck was the day my bosses wife asked me if I wanted to try a quilt class at our local quilt store. On that first night of class I met 12 other women that have become my best friends. A sisterhood that exists every where I go. I always seem to run into someone who is a quilter no matter where I am giving me opportunity to get to know someone new. I have always been pretty much of a loner, but quilting has changed all that. I have more friends now than I ever had in my life...all because of quilting. And a real lucky day was the day my husband told me to book the Alaska cruise trip with Bonnie Hunter!! Yippee!!!!!

Terri said...

I have been lucky/blessed most of my life. My most recent "lucky" day came in June of this year when I was in the delivery room for the birth of my grandson! My daughter had said she only wanted my son-in-law with her for delivery and I respected her decision, but when the time came they asked me to stay! It was the most incredible experience of my life and I will always be thankful and grateful to have had the opportunity to share in that miracle. I was also lucky when I read a post on Facebook that introduced me to Quiltville and you! Thank you for everything you share with us and havea very Happy Birthday!! I will be watching my very first quilt cam today. :-)

Rebecca said...

On a regular rate I look at my hubby ( overer a stack of fabric and patterns) and ask myself and him how the heck did I geet so lucky to find him and him find me.

Jacklynn said...

I've been pretty lucky with contests here and there, but the box of 100 fat quarters of Kona Cotton from Robert Kaufman Fabrics was the best!

Lonnie Drahos said...

Lonnie - The Quiltmaker is just what I need to do my 1st scrappy quilt...I'm so excited to be part of this give away! Thank you, Bonnie!

Christy said...

Happy Birthday! January is one of THE months for birthdays!!! The quilt guild raffle is my lucky chance! I've won one of the three prizes at so many of the meetings in the last year. The girls are joking about it! Thanks for blogging - if I miss a day reading your posts, I have to go back and catch up! You're one of the people that make my day!!!

Janet said...

Quiltmaker issue looks inspiring as always. Can't wait to start browsing. So nice to have you back on quiltcam. Plan to tune in tomorrow. Now I have to see if my e-issue of quiltmaker can be viewed.

Lisa Shenk said...

Wow!! I do need to subscribe, I just love your blog! I started doing your scrap system about7 or 8 years ago, and then life got in the way, now I am reorganizing my sewing room, and I have 4 full sacks of stuff to cut into scraps!!!!

Laura Cobb said...

I haven't bought a quilt magazine in a long time, but that is a nice looking quilt on the cover!!! May have to get that one. :-)
My lucky day was quite a few years ago when a local quilt shop was closing. She had everything marked down to half price... Looking through her books and magazine I found a paperback copy of Elly Sienkiewicz' Baltimore Beauties and Beyond II book with the green cover! I already have Book I, but had wanted Book II for a long time. It is slightly used, but it is mine, now!!! And for only $14. :-)

Nancy-Rose said...

My birthday is Tuesday the 22nd - so I really hope I get picked for this birthday present! Let me tell you about a time I feel lucky - - every day! I recently completed my social work degree (in my 40's!!!) and almost immediately landed my dream job at a community legal clinic. I am privileged every day to given the opportunity to help make real change in lives of people in my community - - and I feel like the luckiest person in the world.

Pat Loomis said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday at "home"! I'm lucky to have my health, a great husband, two daughters, and four grandchildren. I'm especially lucky to have discovered my wonderful hobby of quilting! There is nothing like looking through the bolts of colorful fabric searching for just the "right one" for my next project. And, after taking your class, I can head on over to the thrift store to look for shirts as well! Thanks for your delightful presence!

Mary Ellen said...

Magazine looks great. Aren't we all lucky to be quilters? Thanks for a chance to win!

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