About Bonnie!

Bonnie K Hunter is passionate about quilt quilting, focusing mainly on scrap quilts with the simple feeling of “making do”.  She started her love affair with quilting in a home economics class her senior year of high school in 1980 and has never looked back.  Before quilting became her full time career, Bonnie was the owner and designer of "Needle in a Haystack!!" Creating more than 70 patterns for dolls and stuffed animals with a country primitive feel.

Many of her designs were licensed through the Butterick Pattern Company, translated into 7 languages and sold around the globe through fabric stores.  But quilting has always been Bonnie’s first love.  She has been machine quilting since 1989 and professionally long arm quilted for the public from 1995 retiring in 2009 when she no longer had the time due to her teaching, traveling and writing schedule. 

She has been featured in magazines both for her quilt patterns and articles she has written on scrap management and using that stash to its full potential.

Dedicated to continuing the traditions of quilting, Bonnie enjoys meeting with quilters, challenging them to break the rules, think outside the box, and find what brings them joy.

She and her husband, Dave are the proud parents of two grown sons, Jason, and Jeffrey.  They round out their household with their 2 dogs: Zoey Jo and Mabel Mae and two cats –Ivy Lea and Lola. Their antics keep Bonnie constantly amused while she plays happily with her fabric.

Bonnie retired from the  quilt teaching & lecture circuit in 2020 after the opening of her dream come true - Quiltville Inn, a a big old 1884 Victorian house turned retreat center in Southwestern Virginia.

Bonnie also writes a regular column for Quiltmaker Magazine entitled "Addicted to Scraps" with the main intention to help you to put various aspects of your own Scrap Users System to good use!

Catch up with Bonnie’s doings through her extensive website at Quiltville.com. There you will find  tips and tricks, techniques, tutorials and a long list of free quilt patterns to help you dig into your scraps.  From there, head over to Quiltville.blogspot.com for Bonnie’s (almost) daily blog, Quiltville’s Quips & Snips.   

Keep in real-time touch with Bonnie on  Instagram @quiltville_bonnie and on her Facebook  page QuiltvilleFriends.

Her global Facebook group, Quiltville's Open Studio has become a hot spot for quilters from all over the world with a focus on using scraps and stash.

Bonnie’s favorite motto? “The Best Things in Life are Quilted!!” of course!