Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bonnie Hunter is Coming!!

Bonnie Hunter is coming to visit TQA in January! 

Who is Bonnie Hunter?  Take a visit to her website (www.quiltville.com) and you'll be hooked.  Bonnie is a big believer in the fact that you paid good money for every scrap of fabric in your stash, and she shows you ways to use every available inch!  Her website is chock-full of stash-busting methods and free patterns.

She is also the author of 4 books towards this end:  Adventures in Leaders & Enders, Scraps and Shirttails, Scraps and Shirttails 2, and String Fling.

Bonnie will be joining us on the evening of Thursday, January 3rd at 7pm with her Scrap User's System trunk show and lecture. 
She will discuss her view of the fabric food chain - from large cuts to the tiniest bits and how to organize and use every last bit.  I have attended this lecture before, and even though I have been a fan of her system for years, I was entertained and inspired to make more scrap quilts than ever before!  She will also be available for photographs and book signing after the lecture.  Books will be available for purchase onsite.

The fee for the lecture is $15, and you can pick up a ticket in the store or order online here.

There will be 2 full-day workshops on Friday, January 4 and Saturday, January 5 from 9am-4pm.

Friday's workshop is Virginia Bound.
This quilt is from the book Scraps and Shirttails.  The emphasis in this class is foundation/string piecing.  It's a great quilt for using up the smallest bits of scraps; you can select any color combination you desire or strictly think about it as light and dark and use anything and everything from your scrap stash!  I'm sure there will be plenty of "sharing" going on in class!

The class fee is $60 and you can register in the store, by phone, or online here

Saturday's workship is Bricks in the Barnyard.
This quilt is from the book Scraps and Shirttails II.  You will use pre-cut light and dark squares and bricks, as well as learn the technique for half-square triangles using the Easy Angle ruler.  You'll also learn how to make the braided border.  Again, this quilt is "light" and "dark", or use any color combination of your choice.

The class fee is $60 and you can register in the store, by phone, or online here.

These workshops have limited seating, and I expect them to fill up quickly.  If you want a guaranteed seat, I suggest that you enroll soon.

The lecture and the workshops will be held at First Christian Church of McKinney, 1800 West Hunt Street, in the Discipleship Center which is located behind the sanctuary facing Paula Road.  This is the church behind Brookshire's Grocery, and is 2 blocks north of the quilt shop.

I hope you will join me in welcoming Bonnie to McKinney!

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