Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Saturday Night in Jacksonville!

I attended a trunk show/lecture given by Paula Barnes of Bonnie Blue Quilts at the Olde Green Cupboard on Saturday night. Paula (that's her on the right) explained that Bonnie Blue Quilts is not only designing quilt patterns, but are now designing fabric lines to assist quilters in getting reproduction fabric. Their indigo shirtings line that OGC had displayed was gorgeous. All of the Bonnie Blue Quilt patterns are tied to the Civil War - historical people, places, and events. It was fabulous to see the 20+++ quilts that she brought and to hear a story about each. The machine quilting on these quilts was spectacular. We got to examine them close-up after the lecture. Enjoy the pictures, and if you are interested, check out their website for patterns, kits, and fabrics: Of course, I treated myself to 4 of their patterns with DREAMS of going in my sewing room and not emerging for days!!! Not likely to happen, but the patterns and quilts certainly are inspirational.

1 comment:

woolwoman said...

AHHHHHHH - the quilts are so beautiful - thanks for recording the wonderful time we had at the trunk show on top of the awesome weekend we had visiting the not so LYShops - it was one for the memory books. Cute photo of the kitties Mel