Friday, January 04, 2008

The Kindness of Quilters!

Quilters are SO generous and giving, so eager to help! Why, just this morning I have received multiple posts from those so graciously willing to HELP me with the mystery quilt if I would just show them the finished product! *LOL*

Your kindness overwhelms me! And to thank you for your caring consideration, I'm going to show you a couple of photos.....to whet your appetite.....

Of the BACK of the quilt! *hehehehe*

I am having so much fun with this, really I am. There have been a couple hiccups on instructions, and everyone has been so great at allowing me to make mistakes without getting all over my case. It can be intimidating to put your self out there on a whim when 1789 people (!!!!) have joined the quiltvillechat list to make this mystery along with me! It's almost like quilting naked in front of everyone. Okay, not quite...but you know? Mistakes, warts and all,you guys have been great! I hope to do more of this in the future. It is a way to take those "dream" quilts off the drawing board and into reality in a way that takes the drudgery and turns it into fun and laughter! And I love seeing what everyone else comes up with as far as fabrics and color combinations, etc.

I'm working on the instructions for step 6 which will be posted Thursday afternoon or Friday...depending on how I feel when I get back from my Louisiana Tour :c) (Houma, here I come!!)

I got a new laptop for Christmas! This, and a projector for the laptop is for when I travel via plane to places for trunkshows/lectures, and can't take the whole trunkshow with me!

I am now in the process of working on a power point presentation, and learning as I go. What I need is some basic hints. If any of you have done power point presentations, what is the pixel or inch size that I should shoot for as a "FULL SCREEN" shot of a quilt? Is there a size that works best for you?

I have a lot of things set at 8" wide for my website. But I don't know if this is too small when it is shown on a wall or a screen through the projector to be a good display, you know?

I'm just looking for any info that you have found helpful!


  1. Well the back looks great. Can't wait to see the front.

  2. You are big tease. I have to admit though that I am a tad bit disappointed not to see a "Bonnie Back."

  3. Quilting naked? You don't want to know this, but even at 2am it is still hot here after a day of about 40C, and I'm reading your blog naked!

  4. Yummy, Bonnie!! We have x-ray vision out here, you know..

    Or maybe one of those forensic show things where they take a photograph and construct the evidence from shadows and french fry grease...

    Have a great teaching trip...

  5. Are you mocking me, my friend?? I was ONLY trying to help, LOL!


  6. bonnie, when I did my PP presentation on the underground RR for school, I added midi (music) files to the pages, easy to do...really neat! i'm sure you could find some appropriate patchwork music to spice up your demonstrations...BTW, picked up the quiltmaker and loved the article and the quilt, etc...

    cityquilter grace

  7. 1789 quilters! Awwwk!

    Holy cow...just think of the reunion we could have. LOL

  8. Now Bonnie, that's not nice!!!
    My sis in law and a couple nieces live in Houma.....give them a big hello for me!

  9. Gosh Bonnie!...you tease.
    How on earth did you finish the quilt already...
    You must have been up all night!

  10. Bonnie, You are sooooooooooo bad, and you are goooooood at it. LOL
    I am having so much fun with this mystery. I have used up most of my 1.5" scraps, rather than use strips. This slows me down a bit, but I'm hanging in there.

    Fondly, Peg

  11. Whoops, that was supposed to be 1.5"square scraps. LOL

  12. I'm sure sorry I missed this mystery, everyone seems to be having a ball with it. I hope you will do another when this one is done. Mary, owner of the local Q shop, wants me to ask you, if you ever lived in Idaho, she thinks she knows you.
    happy quilting!

  13. Aren't you just the tease LOL


  14. I hope you will do this again at some point, this is so much fun! Maybe once a quarter? Or is that more than you can do? I am sure it is a lot of work for you, especially as you have to figure out putting it so that we can follow your thoughts. I especially love that we have a mystery with a saftey net of being able to ask questions from the designer as we go. Great fun!

  15. You are such a tease!!
    I'm now caught up on Step 5 and ready for the next. I have no idea where this is going, which makes it even more fun!
    I've given you a "You make my day award" on my blog :)


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