Sunday, November 20, 2016

Pineapple Blossom in Idaho Falls!

I could not have picked a better group with which to spend my last teaching day of 2016.

Or a better class to teach as we wind up this incredible year and head off into the holiday season.

Pineapple Blossom is still a favorite after so many years and I will not be retiring it from my class offerings at any time soon.

Nor will I forget these smiles and the laughter that we shared as we sewed ourselves silly, loving every minute of being together as a group.

Idaho Falls holds a place in my heart, and it was quite fun to question the audience during my lecture on how many members in attendance were also members in the mid to late 1990s.

And if they were able to look back that far into their records, they would find the membership of a much younger version of myself on their records of having attended perhaps 3 guild meetings during the time I was a member because it was a 2 hour drive from Burley, Idaho to Idaho Falls, and it could only happen when the roads were good, and when there were enough of us from Burley wanting to car-pool over to see whatever program the guild was putting on that month as our Burley guild was very small.

Idaho Falls also boasted the $2.00 Fabric store and a couple of other places that made us eager to take that 4 hour round trip loop on occasion. Fond memories.

And best of all – the guild board had NO IDEA that I did have a history with this guild “way back when”  and it was fun to once again accept an honorary  guild membership, this time good for LIFE!

Beautiful Pineapple Blossom blocks!


How quickly they come together!


The ones with black are going to be stunning!


Had to laugh at this quilter’s attire!

Weapons of Mass Creation!

It certainly fit what we had going on!


Thank you for so much GREAT FUN, IDAHO!


I have loved spending the last 3 days with you!


I certainly hope that we can do it again --

All the rest of the photos are in the slide show below.  ENJOY!

After class was over I did get to make a special stop for a much over-due quick fix!


As the sun was setting…


I stopped by Daydreams Quilt Shop!


Daydreams will definitely bring on sweet dreams!


THESE are going home with me!

I want to turn my Straits of Mackinac block from Vol 14 of Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks by 100 designers into a REAL quilt, not just a block.  I am dreadfully low on aqua to turquoise fabrics, having used up most of what I had in our Grand Illusion mystery quilt.  I found loads of variety at Daydreams, and also added some neutrals and one golden peach from the sale rack that i just couldn’t resist.

To see my block, click to the giveaway post HERE and also leave your entry – the drawing is on Monday evening.  Maybe you’ll want to make some blocks too.

I hope to get LOADS of stitching time during December on SEVERAL Projects!


Quiltville Quote of the Day!

This quilt was found at an antique mall in Idaho Falls, and I love the colors – but I love the quote more.  I really do believe this to be true.

My 5am alarm came extra early and my pick up is set for 5:45 am. And here I sit at the airport in Idaho Falls waiting to board for Salt Lake City, and then on to Atlanta, and finally ending up with my feet in Greensboro about 7:30 pm tonight.

This girl is headed HOME!

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  1. Enjoy your time off and your family!
    Hope to catch you on Quiltcam this weekend. Looking forward to that! 😘👍

  2. Enjoy your well-deserved break!

  3. It looks, like you and the ladies had a lot of fun! Yesterday, I found your ruler in my letter box, thak you, Bonnie, so much, this is really an awesome tool!
    Lots of greetings from Germany, Martina

  4. Looking forward to taking this class in Mineola in April!

  5. I love the secondary star! Thank you for all your hard work and for sharing it. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas.

  6. Thank you, Bonnie for all you do for the quilting community. Love your patterns, posts, both face book and instagram and I follow your blog to see all the happenings. Enjoy your holidays...

  7. So glad you are headed home for a long time. I don't know how you keep running day and night! Enjoy your family and creative space! Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Thank you Bonnie for allowing us to travel with you through you blog. It is inspiring me to go through my stash of fabrics to organize them for future use. Enjoy your holiday with your family. I'm gearing up for your mystery. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  9. Thank you for a great year. Looking forward to spending the holidays with you and the Mystery!

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  11. Bonnie, Gary & I made it home by 7:30pm PST. I really enjoyed myself in the Pineapple Blossom class yesterday. It was such a pleasure to meet you finally. I can see why anyone who meets you feels like they've known you for years. Have a Blessed Holiday season! Again thank you for the wonderful class. Cindy aka QuiltedDrummer

  12. I recently read a facebook memory from a friend talking about her opportunity to help someone else and how good she felt after doing so, and I started thinking.....I think our Creator made us feel good about helping others because if helping one another made us feel badly, can you imagine how that world would be?


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