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Come celebrate the relationship between quilting thrifty
and quilting green with well-known scrap quiltmaker Bonnie K. Hunter!
Quiltmakers have always known how to reuse, re-purpose
and recycle their fabrics to make warm, functional quilts. Today,
in our abundant world, being green isn't just about being thrifty,
it's about keeping an eye on the world around us, doing everything
we as quilters can to sustain it.
From reusing fabrics in our stashes, re-purposing
thrift store fabrics and recycling cotton clothing from our own
closets to learning how to shop the local quilt store for green
products, Bonnie steps us through the entire process.
Learn how to make 12 new earth friendly quilts plus
a bonus shopping bag as Bonnie shares with us her secrets to quilting
Bonnie K. Hunter is passionate about quilting, focusing
mainly on scrap quilts with the simple feeling of "making do."
She started her love affair with quilting in a home economics class
her senior year of high school in 1980 and has never looked back.
Before quilting became her full time career, Bonnie was the owner
and designer of "Needle in a Haystack!"
creating over 70 patterns for dolls and stuffed animals with a country
primitive feel. Many of her designs were licensed through the Butterick
Pattern Company. Bonnie is also a licensed massage therapist, nationally
certified in therapeutic massage and body work.
But quilting has always been Bonnie's first love. She has been
machine quilting for 19 years and professionally longarm machine
quilting for the public for 13 years.
Bonnie is dedicated to continuing the traditions of quilting. She
enjoys meeting with quilters, teaching workshops and lecturing to
quilt guilds all over the USA, challenging quilters to break the
rules, think outside the box and find what brings them joy.
When not traveling and teaching, she spends her time piecing scrap
quilts, enjoying the peaceful reward of hand quilting as much as
machine quilting, and loving life in her wooded surroundings in
beautiful rural Wallburg, North Carolina. She and her husband, Dave,
are the proud parents of two grown sons, Jason and Jeffrey. They
round out their household with two dogs, Buddy and Sadie.
Table of Contents
|About the Author
|How to Make a Green Quilt
|A Few Basics
|Hand Me Downs
|Swing Your Partner
|Bargello in Plaid
|Lucy' s Shopping Bag
|Quilters' Recycling Tips
|Other Star Blocks