Monday, October 21, 2013

"Shirttails" Bonnie Hunter Class



Saturday was our Bonnie Hunter class in Englewood, CO, about 5 hours from my home in western Nebraska.  My travel mate was (above, left) Jody (I usually call her Goddess) who was waaaay more familiar with Denver than I ever hope to be, and her sister Janice who lives in Denver, and Bonnie, then Diane (far right), our table mate from Washington state who was visiting relatives in Denver, but they weren't home so we know which activity took priority!   Our project was from Bonnie's book Shirttails.  Janice and her husband went out of their way to make ME feel welcome - what a lovely visit we had in the evenings and at an incredible breakfast Sunday morning!



This class was sponsored by Wooden Spools, and amazing shop that buys quality cotton fabric from regular quilt folks and resells it at a generous discount to other regular quilt folks!  Bargains galore for first-quality fabric - what a concept!  They also have a Bonnie Hunter ... not sure it's called a fan club, but they all make more of Bonnie's quilts.  What an amazing shop - they gave us breakfast Saturday morning with leftover yummies for Saturday lunch!!!  They are in Englewood, south of Denver.

Because of the distance, we made a weekend of the class - I am exhausted.  It was a VERY good - and humbling experience to be traveling with younger, strong women!  

Many photos are on Bonnie Hunter's site.


8 comments:

Michelle said...

Great post Elaine! It was great to meet you in the workshop...they are always so much fun! Looks like you had a full weekend too!

Janet O. said...

What fun--and Michelle was there, too?
Wish it wasn't an 8 hour drive for me.
Your last comment made me chuckle. I forget what I used to be able to do until I see others doing it easily! : )

Angie said...

Oh Elaine, I am sooooo happy for you that you got to do this!! It sounds like a wonderful weekend. :)

Bonnie said...

Sounds like a bunch of fun. One of these days, well sometime in 2015, I'm taking a class with Bonnie. My guild in Md is sponsoring it. This year our opportunity block of the month is a different Bonnie block. It's fun to do a few even if I really don't need to win any blocks. So, when do we see the project progress?

Helen in the UK said...

Glad you had a great time. The shop that hosted sounds amazing ... did you buy any goodies?

Ruth said...

What fun! Bonnie is so inspiring and a wonderful teacher!

Lynn said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful workshop and time spent with friends. Although you are tired after the weekend I bet you are smiling at the memories.

Lori said...

Looks like you had lots of fun--how did your quilting go? A finished top to show us?