Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bonnie Hunter Class - Cathedral Stars

Here is a look at some of the class I took from Bonnie Hunter a couple of weeks ago.  It was a fun class - no stress as none of the methods were new to me and I was among friends!

Bonnie is a great teacher - one who gets out among the students and helps those who need it and chats with those who are doing okay.  She demonstrates the rulers she recommends the students use and makes sure they are using them correctly.  She is friendly and warm.

She is out among the students, but not too busy to stop and pose!

Strips are essential for a BH class!

Some end up as 4-patch units, others as half-square triangles and others as star points in the Cathedral Starts class.  The pattern is free on Bonnie's Blog. Other patterns are in one of her six books which you can order from the blog or her web site.

The morning was spent on this block.

Some chose high contrast fabrics.

Others chose low contrast fabrics.

And we sewed!

And we sewed and visited!

Amazing how many different people's blocks just go together! The star was the alternate block which we worked on in the afternoon. Sorry no pictures of that - I was sewing!

We shared quilts we had done or were working on.  This one is my friend Diane's quilt she is making for her daughter.  Almost the same star block with slightly different placement of squares.

And Joyce's Lego quilt.  This was made from 1-1/2" strips!  Wow!

And my Autumn Chains quilt.

I know - crazy -- that is the back of the quilt.

Diane brought us to tears with her presentation of these t-shirts.  They say, "Friends don't let friends quilt alone!"  We've been quilting friends for 29 years!

With Bonnie's quilt as a backdrop, old friends and new including Bonnie came together.

The whole class and lots of new friends were made!

Thank you Bonnie for a fun class!

Until next time,



1 comment:

julieQ said...

HI Lois!!! And Diane!! and Joyce!! What beautiful quilts you all have made!!