Saturday, March 01, 2008

Bonnie Hunter and Scrappy Bargello

Bonnie Hunter from Quiltville was here to speak and teach at the East Cobb Quilt Guild the last few days and I was able to duck out on the shop hop long enough to go to the Scrappy Bargello workshop on Thursday and then of course, I led the meeting on Friday. After the meeting we went to Ted's Montana Grill for lunch. Here is a photo of me with Bonnie at lunch.

This is Bonnie showing all the eager quilters how to cut for the bargello.

This is the sample that Bonnie brought to show us. It is made from recycled men's shirts and is beautiful. Most of the students made a smaller quilt but I decided that I wanted to make one this size.

Here is the start of my quilt. I cut 240 strips of bright fabric 2 1/2 by 16 inches. Unfortunately, that did not make much of a dent in my brights. I didn't realize I had quite so many.

Here you can get a sense of what the quilt is going to look like. Nothing subtle about it. I did manage to get 1/2 of the top pieced and will take the rest to retreat with me next week and hopefully finish it there.

Unfortunately, I had to work today so I was not able to take the crumb piecing workshop. I can't wait to hear all about it. If you ever get a chance to take a class from Bonnie or see some of her quilts in person, jump at the chance! If you are looking for a speaker for your guild, I can't recommend any better than Bonnie.


  1. It must be awesome to meet Bonnie and see her quilts in person - lucky you!! Look forward to seeing your Bargello as it progresses :)

  2. How cool to meet Bonnie. Your bargello is looking good.

  3. What a great opportunity to take a class with Bonnie! Your quilt is going to be fabulous!

  4. ooh, I love all those brights - that's goign to be a great bargello


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