Hi! My name is Bonnie K Hunter, and
I am a Quiltaholic! Not a day goes by
that I am not dreaming, plotting,
planning, cutting, stitching ((and
un-stitching!)) on SOMETHING
I am honored and blessed to share my
love of scrappy quilts through
traveling this wonderful world of ours
--visiting quilt guilds and shops and
giving lectures & workshops,
wherever they may be.
Visit my Calendar
and you just might find me appearing
somewhere near! I'd love to meet you!
Take some time exploring the website.
You'll find lots of tips &
techniques, and many free scrap patterns
to help you put that precious stash to
good use! If you like what you find in
the free-stuff, check out my Books!
I'm proud to be a Kansas City Star
I enjoy writing a regular column for
Quiltmaker Magazine called "Addicted To
Scraps", helping and hopefully inspiring
you to put your own Scrap
User's System to work to create
more quilts in less time!
I'm busy in blogland and on
facebook--I just love being connected to
Quilters! Visit my Blog
to keep up with my doings! We've
got free tips, techniques and patterns
running over there too! Not to mention
recipes and other good stuff.
going to have the best
experiences, and the trip
of a life time!
For more information click
or call Sew Many Places
directly at (877)877-1188
carrying Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s 15
Minutes of Play in my Quiltville
you remember my review of the book
during the blog hop? Click HERE!
This means that those of you who have
been waiting to order a seam guide but
already have all the books in my store,
now have an opportunity to get both
Victoria's book AND pick up this little
Don't need a book
but want guides? I'm doing something
new! You can order a 6 pack of seam
guides with no book purchase required!
(Singles may only be sold with a book
order) This way you can have one for
you and each of your friends! The
cost is $24 postage paid within the USA --
international shipping will need to be
figured if you are outside the US and you
will be invoiced separately for the
always, any purchase of 3 books or more
ships free within the USA!
New! Geese on a
Inspired by this
wonderful string pieced and folky quilt
that I bought in an antique mall ---I've
uploaded a little tutorial for making
the string pieced flying geese!
installed a Live QuiltCam in my
studio! Occasionally I will turn it
on when sewing at the machine so you can
sew along with me! Check it out HERE!
May 31, 2012:
Ready for Order!!
It's HERE and we are ready for ordering!
to view all the quilts found in the book!
Click HERE to
place your order on-line with a credit
card through our secure server!
To order via snail mail with a check as
payment, print your order form HERE.
Quilt it Scrappy!!
It is a good idea to check my CALENDARwhen
of town teaching when you place your
order, it will be filled upon my return
home as quickly as is humanly possible!
April, 2012: De-boning A Shirt ---The
A little YouTube video of me taking a
shirt down to its buttons --- taken at a
recent visit with the Mississippi Valley
Quilters in Moline, IL!
Label That Quilt!!
come to my attention that there is a bit
of a buzz and confusion in the quilt
world thanks to a particular magazine
article in McCall's Quilting. The
article is requiring quilters to get
direct permission from each and every
designer allowing them to display quilts
made from our designs in your local
quilt shows. This has greatly increased
both my email and my snail mail and the
time it takes to reply is daunting!! It
is taking away so much quilting time!
I WANT you to show the quilts made from
my designs in your local shows! I love
it when you send me pictures! Please
consider this public announcement
BLANKET PERMISSION for you to do so. You
don't need to write me or send me forms
in the snail mail to have to sign and
mail back to you. (And ones that require
me to use my own stamps to mail back to
you? FORGET IT! At least some have
included self addressed stamped
envelopes.. ;c) ) All I ask is that you
list me as the designer on the label,
and include the ORIGINAL NAME OF THE
QUILT if you happen to change the quilt
to some other name that suits your own
story. Something like this works great:
Carol made her
quilt while following along with last
years "Carolina Christmas" mystery. She
did hers in blue and green and gold, and
renamed hers "Happy Scrappy Stars", but
included BOTH quilt names on her label.
This is really important when it comes
to tracking back a quilt to its origin.
Designers are losing their connections
to their own designs as patterns go out
there and are constantly renamed by
everyone who makes the quilt. So
including the designer AND the original
name of the pattern keeps all that
important information intact, and gives
credit to the designer. You will also
notice that Carol gave proper mention of
her machine quilter as well! Quilted by
Kristy! This is IMPORTANT!
The only thing I would add if I were
Carol, would be her own signature
somewhere on there, in pigma pen. Future
generations are going to be missing out
on our personal handwriting, and
personal handwriting is very valuable on
antique quilts. It gives a connection to
a REAL PERSON, not just a
made by a machine. Don't forget to SIGN
your labels! Happy Quilting, Happy
may print the patterns from this website
for your own use! Feel free to share them
with your friends. I encourage you to use
the patterns to teach a class, make quilts
to sell, to donate to charity and exhibit
in your guild quilt shows! However, just
because the patterns here are free for
your use, does not mean you can use them
with the intent to sell the patterns
themselves. Please respect copyright
policy and keep the pieceful spirit of
quilting alive and well!