Monday, July 06, 2009

Queen Bonnie of Quiltville and the Quilters' Quest

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We never spotted her last year....though we craned our necks, cracked our corny Oregonian jokes, and were on the lookout off and on, all day long. I was ready to yell at a moment's notice and shout out her name and royal lineage...'Bonnie of Quiltville!!!'...but alas, she was never spotted amongst the crowds of 12,000. Or if she was, it was certainly not by me!

But now, Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville will be in the Sisters Park for shady respite this Saturday, July 11th for some R & R before tackling the rest of the Sisters OR Quilt Show! AND...so will Gwen Marston and Freddie Moran, the Ladies from Gees Bend, and a bountiful bevy of American Beauties whose names you would readily recognize from quilt magazines, classes, lectures and blogs! It will be a parade of quilts, of quilting celebrities, of photo opportunities and of a horde of quilters and significant others beyond description.

If you want to join us, you just need to 'tie one on'...a red bandanna somewhere on your being and let me know ahead of time and I'll let you know where we are creating our official 'groupie formation'! Please do not bring pompoms, microphones, megaphones, large video or TV cameras...I'll take care of that ;)

Seeing Freddie, Gwen, the Quilters of Gees Bend and Bonnie in one week...how much fun shall we have? So far, I've let 5 other Oregon bloggers know and I am further spreading the word. Comment here or contact me for more information if you're planning on seeing the show.

And what a show it will be! I know of a number of us that are coming from western Oregon for sure...Doni from the coast, Cher from Portland, and myself, Michele , from Salem.We are traveling separately.... one of us got into classes and lectures, two of us got tickets for the picnic, and all of us are meeting for the quilt show.We are all staying separately...leaving today, this week, or at the last minute....but all hoping to meet up Friday at the picnic, or Saturday at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Let us know, if you're coming too and join our fun!

2009 Quilt Show Overview pdf download file of show + map of city streets etc.
The Stitchin' Post: host quilt shop and show central.
The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show:
See the classes, the other activities and all info on the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
Current Weather Conditions in Sisters Oregon, hour by hour

Shown above: The Trio of Quilting Questers (Cher, Michele and Doni)

Links:

Free Give-Away: Freddy & Gwen Collaborate Again posted 7/24/09

9 comments:

  1. I didn't know there was a Picnic on Friday... I'm still holding on to a little hope of coming and will have my red bandana tied on... along with my Stash buster badge of Selvage...

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  2. Have a grand time, bandana ladies!!

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  3. Oh this is going this is going to be an absolutely fantastic time! Enjoy.

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  4. Oh my, have a wonderful time. Wish I was there with you.

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  5. I can't be there on Saturday but I'll have a block on the Block Challenge board. I'm posting a picture of my entry late this week. Y'all have a good time on my behalf!

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  6. I wish I could go to the quilt show, maybe some day.

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  7. Thanks for organizing! I just found out about it on Magpie Sue's blog. I live in Bend, so I've been around all week. I will be at the Gee's Bend lecture tonight, at the Picnic in the Park on Friday and at the show on Saturday. Now, I've got to see if I can find a red bandana!

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  8. Cool... I went tonight and looked for bandanas...but alas I did not see any. I did see a WHOLE mess of quilters having a grand time. I am going to keep my eyes peeled tomorrow. Have bandana, will blog (and quilt!)

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  9. You're gettin' me all revvved up - Bonnie's supposed to do a trunk show at my quilt guild and hold a class this September...I cannot wait! :) How does she create so many amazing quilts when she travels so much I wonder?

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.