Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Showin’ & Sharin’ in Loudon, TN!

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There were some really great quilts to share during our workshops and lecture in Loudon, TN with the Village Quitlers!

I was especially tickled to see Vicky’s Mai Tai’s in Paradise from a cruise we did with Sew Many Places almost a couple of years ago now…..Didn’t this turn out fabulous?  This pattern also appeared in a past issue of Quiltmaker Magazine, and is slated for a future book project so stay tuned!  I LOVE her red border!

Speaking of Sew Many Places – Along with our England Tour in August, we have another AWESOME cruise happening November 2-9, 2014. 

You can even extend your tour and start a bit earlier, taking in the International Quilt Festival in Houston the few days before the cruise leaves out of Galvaston!

It’s a Quilt-a-Palooza! 

We've got ports of call in Roatan, Honduras- Belize City, Belize- and Cozumel, Mexico as well as 3 days at sea full of quilting classes.

Click HERE for more info on the cruise, and check out our itinerary.  You’ll be cruising with me, Mickey Depre, Kim Diehl, and Pam Holland ---and we promise to show you a quilty-good time!  You can also click the Caribbean Cruise 2014 tab at the top of the blog, it will also take you to the info.

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Cathie’s Easy Street from More Adventures with Leaders & Enders!

I absolutely love the colors she has chosen!  She enlarged the quilt by adding an extra triangle border in between her inner and outer borders..isn’t it grand?

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Can you tell Cathy is a pink girl?
This is her Four Patch & Furrows from the Free Patterns tab!  All of those scraps found a great place to land in this beauty.

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Cathy’s hexie in progress! WOW!

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Check out how tiny!

Cathy is using the hexi stamps from my friend Cindy Blackberg, and just sewing on the line –check this out:

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See the stamped lines?  Easy to sew on!

Click HERE for info on Cindy’s stamps.  This mini is the 7/8” X 1” (Or 1/2” per side) stamp.  Because these hexies are so small, the seam allowance is smaller as most are with miniatures.  This helps with bulk.

So here we are – the first morning of Sew Expo, and temps have dropped incredibly.  Sunday evening on my walk it was 79 degrees.  It had reached the low 80s in the afternoon when I considered it “too hot” to want to go walking just yet!  This morning?  It’s 34.  I kid you not.  There is snowy rain in the forecast.  Good thing we will be inside sewing all day --- I had a good night’s sleep and I’m ready to tackle this day!

It’s time for 2” strips to fly ---Let’s go make some Hidden Spools quilts!

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  1. Seems everyone, even in Canada are getting a big change. Yesterday it was 11 degree(52 F) and it dropped to 3 degree! Woke up this morning to 5" of snow on the ground and more falling.It is very pretty and has covered up all of the dirty spring "ick"!!!

  2. I really enjoy seeing all of the Bonnie inspired quilts. I know you are all having a great time!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

  3. YUMMY QUILTS - Bonnie, think of just how much you have inspired quilters like us to go wild ... using scraps.

    Hand stitching down a binding today - grandson requested a WARM quilt,from his Grammy using only 2-3 colors! Have to say this is NOT my usual quilting palette idea...2-3? But Eli has had several wildly mixed scrappy quilts! :)

    Smiles, JulieinTN

  4. Wow, those hexies are something. All the quilts look great and oh so colorful. Still crumbing here but absolutely no dent in the box.


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