Saturday, November 21, 2015

A Quilty Box Drawing and Other News!

I’m home from Raleigh!

A great time was had by everyone ---I so enjoyed my time with this group of quilters not-too-far from my home town.  Just a bit over 90 minutes drive up the road.

And as I made my way back home all I could think was how nice it was that I didn’t have far to go, that there were no airports to deal with, no lost luggage claims, just drive on home  in my own vehicle and call 2015 DONE!

I unloaded the van, fixed myself some soup for dinner, made a cup of tea, and settled right in with the plan to get some machine quilting done on a very special quilt ((that is still a MYSTERY!)) and sit right down to draw our winner for the November Quilty Box!

I walked into the studio to find THIS:


A new 40’’ monitor!  Whoowhoooo!

I needed this..and with the eye trouble I’ve been having – I think this will be great.  Plus I can really see my Netflix from across the room while I treadle!  Oh, it’s going to be a great December home, I can tell already!

Before we draw, I also wanted to clue you in to something that happened while I was in Peru.  This issue!

The November issue of Craftposium Magazine was released.  If you haven’t heard of Craftposium, it is an online magazine written by the folks at Craftours and they featured me as the guest artist this month!  

Visit Craftposium Magazine to read the whole story!

I'm really happy with the article and I’d love it if you would give it a look!  The magazine is free, all you need to do is register with your email address.  It will open right on your desk top.  Click HERE for the magazine.  You’ll find my article inside.

In Other News:

The brochure for the 2016 Needle Art Seminar at the Grand Hotel is Available!

Click HERE for more information on the Seminar where I will be teaching along with Sue Spargo, Mary Elizabeth Kinch, Michelle Miller and Bill Kerr!

Okay – let’s get to that drawing and fire up the Random Number Generator!

1094 entries!!  And it’s a great box this month so let’s see what we get:



Theresa McFarling!!  Way to go!

Theresa, please email me your snail mail address and I will get your info off to the peeps at Quilty Box!

More info about Quilty Box:
  • Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box. They offer plans from $44-48/mo.
  • 5% of the profits of multi-month subscriptions are donated to Quilts for Kids - a non-profit which donates quilts for children in need
  • Each month we have 4 or more products (Fabric, patterns, thread, or notions)
  • Our retail value of the products in the box is always more than $50

Your support is appreciated. If you have any questions or comments don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank You,
Patrick Claytor
Owner - Quilty Box
Subscribe today at www.QuiltyBox.com!
And now that this is done, I’m going to settle in with an important quilt and get some machine quilting time in!

Enjoy your evening, everyone!

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  1. Kathy Marlow7:05 PM EST

    Congrats to the winner. If it could not be me, I am glad it was her.

  2. Congratulations to the winner and thanks again Bonnie for all you do.

  3. Congratulations to the winner and thanks again Bonnie for all you do.

  4. Hi Bonnie, I really enjoy your blog and reading about your adventures, both travel, and quilty. I was struck today by your off hand reference to lost luggage claims.

    For the last couple of years I have been doing some quilt programs. I have been booked as far away from my Georgia home as Arkansas, and Kentucky. So far, I have always driven. I know if I want to expand where I go, I will have to learn to fly with my quilts. I have no qualms about getting in an airplane myself, but live in fear of going to a quilt program, and having my quilts fail to show up, on time, or worse yet, ever. I know you fly all over the place. Has this nightmare ever happened to you? How do you mange that risk? Can you give me any advise in that area? Like you, I make mostly large quilts.

  5. I'm seriously considering the Grand Hotel seminar!

  6. Hi Bonnie ~
    Enjoyed your trip to Peru.
    Above you wrote: "Before we draw, I also wanted to clue you in to something that happened while I was in Peru."

    I can't find it. Did I miss it on the above page?? I even have my glasses on. :)

    My daughter and her girlfriend left California on October 31 (same day as you) for Peru. She came back October 15. I've been keeping up with your posts and hers. I did NOT want to miss anything from your journey.

    Daughter LOVED every minute. Wants to go back with less clothes, "I packed too many", Heidi said.

    Wondering where your latest post is on Peru??

    Thank you!

  7. Glad for you that you have some time at home/cabin to close out the year.

    Congrat's to the winner.

    I will check out your article. And love the big monitor.

  8. Anonymous9:29 PM EST

    Wow. You just got home from teaching a workshop all day long! And then you drove a couple of hours to get back home. And now you're machine quilting into the night. My wish for you is to curl up with a good book and RELAX and NOT WORK for at least one night! :-) I know you love your work. But your pace seems absolutely exhausting. I don't know how you do it.

  9. Hi, Gloria - Bonnie was referring to the article in the Craftposium magazine that launched while she was in Peru.

    Congratulations, Bonnie! I'm going to follow the link to read the article.

  10. Just read your article in the new Quiltour Magazine. It's like reading abnout your best friend. No we have never met but I feel as though we are great friends. Thats what you share with your admirers. Friendship. Thank you for all you do.

  11. You are a wonder! Teaching all day I had to come home and take a nap. I should have been at my quilting machine. You inspire us all! 6 more days...

  12. What a thoughtful gift from the Hubster. That man's definitely a keeper! I hope now you're home, you'll be able to relax, enjoy yourself and re-charge your batteries You deserve it. Thanks for keeping us entertained (and educated) every day.

  13. It is always so fun to follow your adventures. I too have been to Peru and have very fond memories of the bright and cheerful designs that are created there. Enjoy that new flat screen!!!!

  14. How sweet that 40"er is ! ! ! ! ! !

    Have been out of the loop of quilting and/or QuiltCam
    for a while and need a fix
    so plan on dropping in now and then.

    love ya,


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