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.


  1. We are having Bonnie in Oct. I am the programs chair so I get to attend all 3 of her workshops-however, I'll be finishing Celtic Solstice and not starting another quilt. ML Weidman mentioned your blog and I am glad I visited-happy 4th!

    1. Hi Elaine,
      I was in Spokane at a cute little deli and saw Mary Lou, so I got up my courage and went over and introduced myself. We had a nice chat. She really cracks me up!!!