Friday, January 21, 2011

Road to California–Day 2!

First off!! I have a very exciting announcement! I received an email that Scraps & Shirttails II is HOT OFF THE PRESSES!! YES!! I have ordered 10 cases to take care of the pre-orders, and they should be on my doorstep waiting for me when I return from Louisiana on Feb 1st! We’ll start mailing in the order that the orders were received!

So I’ll have BOTH Scraps II and Word Play Quilts ready to ship starting Feb 2nd! How’s that for a Ground Hog Day Surprise!?

Look at Wanda’s “Old Tobacco Road”!  She did her pinwheels wonky and I just love the wild variety of fabrics in her quilt!

Yesterday’s class was “Jared Takes a Wife” and it was a completely full class with 26 students! We had the best time playing with our fabrics and you should see the variety in the blocks here!

Randy arrived yesterday and has been the biggest help. The logistics of getting the trunkshow from the hotel to the lecture room was accomplished thanks to Sherry and her Jeep, and included my first visit to In and Out burger in the process!  Just make mine ANIMAL Style! Mmmmmm!

Today’s class is Blue Ridge Beauty and we are in for a barrel of fun!

There is a roundtable demo night tonight where all the instructors demo their techniques and sell their books and wares so it will be another busy day.

I haven’t even had time to take a GLIMPSE into the show yet!!

Breakfast time, gotta run..have a great day!


  1. What fun you're having... sure wish I could be in your "Blue Ridge Beauty" class.... love that quilt!

    How exciting to have 10 cases of books waiting for your homecoming....

  2. I started my Blue Ridge Beauty and sure wish I could have taken your class. I hope to see your quilts hanging at Road tomorrow.

  3. Love Jared takes a wife........mine started with a beautiful brushed cotton purple plaid shirt I got in a thrift store......its a beautiful quilt....I bet the ladies are having a great time...do you feed off their energy and excitement? Otherwise I can't imagine what gives you this energy :0).
    I hope you get out and get some sunshine today....4 new inches of snow here.

    Happy sewing

  4. Bonnie, Wow..wish I could have been there. Thank you so much for sharing pictures. It was "almost" like being there.

  5. Anonymous5:55 PM EST

    Love the pictures! Your schedule makes me worn out just reading about it LOL. Looking forward to ordering the new book next month!

  6. Can i place an "order" for one each of those beautiful Jared blocks?!

  7. I wondered if you had tried an In and Out. We eat there at least once a week or I get withdrawals, lol. My husband always gets animal style. Their fries are my favorite, fresh cut potatoes super hot!

    It was such a treat to meet you at the Canyon Quilters Quild. I love the leaders and enders book. Even though I have read through your site tons of time, the book is still great to have and made your system even more clear.

  8. Oh Bonnie those photos are wonderful! I love seeing everyone's color combos! Had never heard of Sky Drive before but love that format!! Thank you so much for takin the time to upload and share those with us.

    Have a great weekend! Love from Texas! ~bonnie

  9. Jake takes a wife, love that name. I like how the blocks look so different in the different color ways. Headed over to Road to CA today! Oh... Animal Style Rocks, especially Animal Style fries.

  10. The block with the greens and reds, last pic in the lineup...you must have robbed my stash. I have so many of those fabrics.

  11. How exciting...can't wait to see the new book! (Can you believe I started a Tobacco Rd a year ago then had to pack it away when visitors came for the Masters...I've got to get seriously digging for it!)

  12. That's such exciting news about your book! Something wonderful to expect in the mail to brighten up dull February :)

  13. Bonnie, my sister Isabel and I really enjoyed our class with you. We're still working on our four/nine patches but we know we'll get done one day. Here are the pictures I took:

  14. Hi! Greetings from Finland! The quilt is fantastic! I love all of your works!!!
    It's so nice to find other quilters from the other side of the world! :)


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