Friday, October 24, 2008

Finally meeting Bonnie!


After being in Bonnie's Maverick Quilters blog ring for over three years now, and following her posts on other group lists for even longer, I was so excited to finally get the chance to meet Bonnie in person. When I walked into the workshop site, right at start time, with my arms loaded down with my stuff, I hear from some yell from across the room "Sarah!", at which point, Bonnie comes running across the room to give me a hug. It was like we had known each other in person for years. She is so sweet and funny! The workshop was so fun. I was surrounded by a sweet group of ladies. One lady, Linda, (HI, Linda!!) had been hauling her sewing machine around in her trunk all summer and when she set it up for the workshop, it wouldn't work. So Bonnie lent her her Featherweight. I warned Linda that by the end of the day she would be wanting one for herself. The next night at the lecture and trunk show, Linda walks in and sits down next to me and says "I was looking on Ebay for a Featherweight today!" I tried to warn you, Linda!

The lecture and trunk show were so inspiring. Her quilts are so beautiful. Here are a few pictures to inspire you too! All the pictures are clickable to view them larger.





If you haven't been there yet, please go check out Bonnie's Quiltville site. You will be amazed at all the quilting goodness you find there. Make sure you have lots of spare time before heading over there!

Bonnie - I am so glad I finally got to meet you! Next time you head this direction, make sure you call me!

7 comments:

GARI said...

I was looking at your pictures and suddenly realized that I had one just exactly like the last one. Then I checked out your profile and realized that we were at the same workshop. I'm one of the ones from Andalusia. And, yes, we did have fun, didn't we?

Darcie said...

Oooh! I'm all welled up with joyful tears...knowing what a terrific moment that must have been for the two of you to meet! How fun!

Shasta said...

She definitely does make beautiful quilts. I think the Tobacco Road is my favorite of the ones you showed. How wonderful that you got the opportunity to meet!

jacquie said...

***sigh*** lucky you!

Renee said...

you're very lucky to have met bonnie. i have been reading alot about her in the blogs i follow and maybe one day i'll get to meet her too. she seems like a very busy woman. have a good evening.

Carol E. said...

What fun! Thanks for sharing the joyful story and the pictures.

Julie said...

Yes, we did have fun didn't we? It was over way too soon.