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Friday, January 17, 2014

Everything’s Coming up Pineapple Blossoms!

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What a great group of quilters we had yesterday!

And I have to say what a fabulous location.

When Hurricane Charley rolled through Punta Gorda in 2004, it flattened and devastated a large part of the town. 

In talking to quilters who call Punta Gorda home, they refer to everything in regards to Punta Gorda as “BC or AC” –Before Charley or AFTER Charley. 

When it came to the rebuilding of churches and civic buildings –sometimes starting over is a good thing.  ((That is if there has to be an upside to any hurricane flattening where you live!))

The church where the guild meets weekly, Faith Lutheran in Punta Gorda, added a newer, larger and brightly lit community hall – with quilters in on the planning for more outlets for easy access on workshop days ---what a beautiful place!  It helped that the quilters were also members of this church and were able to get into the nitty gritty!

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You can see that we were many!

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You can also see that we were SEW BUSY!

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Happy Quilters all around!

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This morning I'll be presenting my trunk show to the Peace River Quilters, bidding them my farewell, and heading out to my next location, the Friendship Knot quilts of Sarasota!
The sun is beginning to shine down on another beautiful Florida morning along the gulf coast --
Have a terrific Friday, everyone!

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10 comments:

Quiltingloulou said...

Wow, so colourful, I love it. Great crowd of ladies yet again. Another great job Bonnie. Would love to have joined you, I adore Florida. Linda Hodges

KaHolly said...

It's easy to see why everyone looks as though they are having fun, it's a fun block to make. I put together these blocks last summer and turned them into siggy blocks! They still have to be sewn together, but it looks beautiful when it's laying out on the floor all together!

Eileen Schamel said...

Why don't I see any black machines here in Florida? Seems to be all white new ones.

Margaret Burnett said...

I cannot wait to make a quilt using that pineapple block.

Wonky Girl said...

Bonnie, that block is my all-time favorite. I have a stack of finished blocks done in spring colors. Must pull them out and get them into a finished quilt.
Thanks for all the free patterns !!!

Julie Vernon said...

Love these SO EASY blocks. Trying to decide which of the Bonnie-patterns I will use to make a quilt for my 6'8" son-in-law. He feels left out ;). Made one especially for everyone else in his family!

No black or older machines there. I would guess when moving to So Florida was they got rid of any older items 'up north'. And many ladies who have come to FL just started quilting! They now have more time to do this. Interesting you noticed this... have to see what Bonnie says.

Smiles, JulieinTN

Johanna Lovering said...

These blocks are so pretty. I am resisting starting one as I promised myself to finish a few quilts before I start anything else.
Last night I finished my Celtic Solistice top and today I'm putting the final border on Lazy Sunday. I am going to finish.
Enjoy Florida!

E Michelin said...

I made one of these in greens. King sized. I loved making it.

Anonymous said...

Good Saturday Morning, Thanks for the slide show. It was great to see the ladies that welcomed me so warmly to the My Blue Heaven class having so much fun with your Pineapple Blossom class. I have happly been unsewing some of my blocks to get them squared up. I did not have my "Dump" machine seam lined up correctly.
Suzanne from Maine
suzyw.kendrick5@yahoo.com

Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

In our house BC = before children and AC = after children:)

I grew up with scrap quilts and love the way they look. I really enjoy your slide shows showing all the fabrics people are putting together. Some day I hope I am able to take a class from you.

I bought a featherweight machine right after Christmas. The case is in pretty bad condition, and the decals are worn off the front edge of the bed, but there were no burrs to catch the fabric. It sounds great, and the stitches look good. But I am going to take it to be cleaned and checked over. I have named her Lela after my grandmother who had a featherweight.