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.
Open Studio for
Facebook! a place to Sew,
Share & Grow! Feel free to share
photos of whatever project you are
working on! Ask questions, leave answers
for others -- treat this group as our
Online guild! Please SHARE and INVITE
all your quilting friends to join us!
Quiltville's Quilt Cam! I've
installed a Live Quilt-Cam 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!
You will find the archives listed for
your viewing pleasure!
NEWS! Be watching for my next book
release, MORE Adventures with Leaders
& Enders in April 2014!!
We have started taking Pre-Orders, and
are eagerly awaiting delivery!
to view all 12 quilts included in the
Did you know that all orders of 3 or
more books ships FREE within the USA?!
Ender Challenge 2014!
Original Made by Rs.
Frances Clarke Westergren. Boston.1890
Join us in our 2014
Leader & Ender Challenge:
Lozenges! Click HERE
for more info!
Winter Mystery, 2013! Celtic
It's that time of year
Our 2013 Mystery started on
November 29th and is underway!
One clue will be released each Friday
until completion. You'll find the
links archived under the Celtic Solstice
tab at the top of the BLOG.
I hope you will play along!
This Mystery will remain
live on the blog until June 1st, 2014
when it will be retired and featured in
an upcoming book, so remember to print
each clue as it is released and keep it
in a safe place. I will be unable
to provide clues after June 1st, 2014.
That's how publishing works!
Our Mascot, Paddy
will keep us company all the way
Ring Around the Hexies is In The House!!
A Collaborative booklet of fun with Myself
and Mickey Depre!
match made in fabric-heaven – the first
collaboration quilt by Bonnie and
Mickey. The combination of Bonnie’s
passionately pieced scrappy quilt with
Mickey’s vibrant Pieced Hexies makes it
a true Collaboration Celebration!
You can order your copy of Ring Around
the Hexies HERE.
And remember, orders of 3 books or more
ship free within the USA!
out our newest free pattern!
Dancing 9-Patch was made
for my two newest Nephews born this past
July! I had a bunch of scrappy 9
patches on hand from a previous Leader
& Ender project, and this simple
setting gave them a place to shine!
Make your own Dancing 9-Patch! Free
pattern found HERE.
April, 2012: De-boning A
Shirt ---The Movie!
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!