The NW Quilt Guild in Portland waited 4 years for Bonnie to come to town and I feel so blessed to have been one of 24 in her Cathedral Stars class, which is the quilt hanging behind us.  She is quite the character!!! Favorite sayings...if its ugly fabric, cut it small.  There are two groups of fabric...neutral, which is white, cream, beige, and tans, as long as it's not darker than a brown paper bag.  All other fabric is color.  I learned how to spin a seam, and use a recs tool, tritool and easy angle rulers. These rulers takes all the math out of quilting, and don't we love that!!!  We sewed like crazy until noon, had lunch and then sharing time.  Here are some quilts from that.
This is the back of the quilt from above.
We laughed our heads off even though she told us not to.  These vest panels where made in the 80's.  Yeah!!! it's fabric.
These hexagons where 1"!!!!
The following pictures are the result of our days work. The first one is mine.
This one was so different and stunning!
When the class was over we had dinner and then Bonnie entertained us with her quilts. She's quite the commedian.
Front of the quilt....
Back of quilt is made out of foreign blocks people have sent her.  I loved it.
And this pineapple quilt was my favorite.
I had to get a close up.  See the tiny red triangles in the corner of her boarder?  WOW!!!
A day with another one off my bucket list.


I would love to introduce you to a wonderful and enchanting web site called Les Soeurs Anglaises that is located in the south of France.  They offer workshops from teachers like Julie Arkell, Janet Bolton and Rosalind Wyatt.  Rosalind's work is stitched calligraphy on textiles and incredibly beautiful!  Here is some of her work.
                           Waulking Jacket
This is a close up of her detailed work...notice she used paper in this piece.
This is her stitched calligraphy...what an incredible form of art!!
This calligraphy is done on a handkerchief...beautiful.
I am told that many women from the United States have gone for classes at Les Soeurs Anglaises, so I have a special treat for you!!!  If you mention my blog when signing up for Rosalind Wyatt's workshop you will receive 10% off. 
Oh what JOY!!!