Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Calling Northwest Pennsylvania Quilters!

Hi Gang!

I leave on Thurs for Paramus NJ, Newtown, PA, and Elkins, WV.....and....we have just added some impromptu dates!

My friend Mary Koval (you might know her name, she designs fabric and has published books on reproduction quilts as well) was visiting Meadville, PA where she saw one of the ladies had a copy of my book. Well, knowing Mary, she said....I know her!! They got to talking, and Mary texted me right in the middle of this meeting with them to ask if I could swing by Meadville on my way to WV because I had a couple days "free". Well, sure..I'm a glutton for quilt fun, so why not!

This is the info from the flyer the group has sent out trying to put this together so quickly....


QUILTVILLE COMES TO MEADVILLE: Bonnie Hunter quilt designer, author and queen of the scrap quilt, will be in our area for a lecture and possible workshop on April 22 and 23. Thanks to the kind intervention of antique quilt dealer, Mary Koval, Bonnie Hunter (www.quiltville.com) had a few free days available and has offered to drive from the other side of our state to be with us. Bonnie will be giving the lecture, Scraps and Shirttails, which highlights the main points from her best selling book by the same name. She comes loaded with quilts, inventive ideas, like her Scrap User’s System, and tons of inspiration. The lecture will be 7:00 on Wednesday, April 22 at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church at 233 Church Street (a.k.a. Route 408) in Cambridge Springs. Cost will be $10.00 with free refreshments. Bonnie will have copies of her book available for sale.

A potential four hour workshop will be held Thursday, April 23rd, at the New Beginnings Church in Meadville (former First Church of God at 13226 Leslie Road) if we have 25 committed quilters. The workshop will be from 5:30 to 9:30. Bonnie will conduct the workshop on her quilt pattern, Sister's Choice.

The cost of the workshop will be $25.00. To reserve your spot, please call or email today one of the following members:

Jill Meszaros at 398-8719 or jcmeszaros@verizon.net,

Judith Stoll at 398-4365 or judithlee@coaxpa.com

Laurie Wellington at 573-6599 or lwellie@zoominternet.net

We realize this is very short notice but Bonnie is such an inspiration we just couldn’t let this opportunity slip by. If you wish to attend either event, please make that call today so we can plan accordingly.

Out of town quilters who are attending the lecture can stay overnight at the Country Stitchin retreat facilities for only $25.00. Sorry no meals. Accommodations will be on a first come, first served basis.

This is a rare opportunity as Bonnie is booked through 2011. Bonnie’s sense of design, her unique organizational skills and her commitment to recycling, reusing and repurposing will bring an added dimension to everyone’s quilting while revisiting the origin of our quilting roots.

Come and get scrappy with Bonnie!

I would love to see any of you in the Cambridge Springs/Meadville PA area come on out!



  1. Just reading about your trips is making me tired!!! LOL!!! Have a fun, safe trip!!!

  2. Bonnie,
    It would be so much fun to be able to meet you in person and attend! Too bad I am many miles away in Iowa. Are we in you future anywhere? You amaze me with all you accomplish.
    Are you ever at home long enough to use that new machine? Hope so! I have one and it is a workhorse. Also, I got the Easy Square Jr. you recommended and love it.
    Enjoy your travels (and keep sharing them with us).

  3. Don't I WISH I lived in that area for next week so I could get to that lecture and workshop. BUT....living in southern Delaware, it's just not going to happen. *sigh* What lucky ladies up that way, though!

  4. As one who has been to a workshop and trunk show, "get yourself over there!" Bonnie, you are one of the few people who has made a significant impression on how I do something: saving scraps and using them. Thanks.

  5. Anonymous3:51 AM EDT

    Found your blog through Simple Pleasures and love it. I especially love your drawer filled with scraps and the lovely pineapple blocks!

  6. Hope to see you next Tuesday :)

  7. You sure can get around, AND pack a house! Have a great time!

  8. Sighhhhhhhh from Utah!

  9. Hi Bonnie -
    Looking forward to meeting you on Friday! I've been a loyal fan of your blog for a long time -
    see you soon-
    Barb (kitch240)

  10. Have a safe trip. Loved your trunk show Monday night.

  11. Hey Bonnie,
    Wish I had looked at your calendar and realized sooner you were going to be in Elkins. Now I'm trying to plan a trip to Grafton, where i'm from, so I can take mom and my sister Liz to your trunk show. Would love to get them to the workshop too, but don't think they will go for that, lol. If I make it I'll bring my Star Struck top made in the workshop you taught in St. Mary's County Maryland to the PAX River Quilters. Hope to see you then :o)

  12. See you tomorrow :)
    I'm very excited for this lecture/workshop on Sat.


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