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Orange Crush!
   Part 1
   Part 2
   Part 3
   Part 4
   Part 5
   Part 6

Old Tobacco Road!
    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3
    Part 4
    Part 5

Double Delight!

    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3
    Part 4
    Part 5
    Part 6
    Part 7

Christmas Lights!
(Quiltmaker Magazine Re-do!)
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    Part 2
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Dear Jane

Dear Jane at Sea

DJ Storm at Sea Sashings

Hexagon Medallion

Nearly Insane

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Basket-weave Strings

Boxy Stars

Bricks & Stepping Stones

Cathedral Stars

Cheddar Bow-ties!

Chunky Churndashes

Crayon Box

Crumbs, Crumbs Crumbs!

Crumb Hearts!

Dancing 9-Patch

Diamond Strings


Four-Patch & Furrows

Fourth of July

Fun With Bricks

Guilford County Block

Happy Scrappy Houses

Hidden Pinwheels

Hidden Spools

I Spy A Four Patch

Jared Takes A Wife

Little Monkey

Kiss in the Corner

Maverick Stars

Millennium Pyramids

My Blue Heaven

Nine Patch Split

Ocean Waves

Ohio Stars & Rails

Oklahoma Backroads

Out On A String!

Patches & Pinwheels

Pineapple Blossom

Pioneer Braid Borders

Playing With Jacks

Princess Crown

Random Ohio Stars

Road To Camp Gravatt

Scrappy Bargello

Scrappy Mountain Majesties   

Scrappy Trips Around World

Simply Strippy

Sister's Choice

Smokey Mountain Stars


Split 9-Patch

Spoolin' Around Blocks

Star Struck

Story-Time Stars

Streak of Sunshine

String Quilting Primer


Strip Twist

Trip Around The World

Weed Whacker!

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Quiltville's Trunk Shows & Workshops!
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 Bonnie K Hunter, Designer, Author, Teacher & Lecturer

Current Lectures & Trunk Shows:

Scrap User's System This  lecture takes you through my years of scrap quilting and how I have organized my scraps and leftovers to be easily accessible and workable into my quilt making.  Also includes discussion of tools of the trade that I find helpful in my scrap using.  I am a scrap USER, not just a scrap saver! There is a difference....this lecture will inspire quilters to organize their scraps and start turning them into beautiful quilts.

Scraps & Shirttails!  This lecture focuses on the quilts from my books Scraps & Shirttails I & II, both released by Kansas City Star Quilts. Not only do I show the quilts from the book, but others I've made with recycled fabrics and scraps as well! I include information about what to look for when recycling clothing into quilts, the best way to slice and dice your cotton clothing into useable sizes so it is ready for your quilt making, combining recycled fabrics with new yardage for the right look, etc.

Adventures With Leaders & Enders! This lecture focuses on quilts made between the lines of sewing other projects! A while back I found myself nearly paralyzed by my burgeoning stash and scraps after nearly 30 years of living by the credo: "She who dies with the most fabric wins!" It was then I turned to my love of antique scrap quilts for inspiration in putting the rewarding method of sewing Leaders & Enders to work.  The Lecture features quilts from my book by the same name, along with others from my personal collection--starting from very basic simple designs, to more complex ones,  inspiring you on your way to thinking outside the box when it comes to your methods of piecing and using what you have on hand to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind scrap quilts in between the lines of chain piecing other projects.  This is multitasking at its best!

String Fling! These are not just your Grandmother's String Quilts!  String Quilting has a colorful history and can create exciting elements when mixed with traditional patchwork shapes! String quilts from small to large will fill the listeners with ideas and inspiration to dig into their own stashes and sew up a storm of strings! Quilts from Scraps & Shirttails, Scraps & Shirttails II, Adventures with Leaders & Enders, and my latest book, String Fling will be featured.

Trunk shows last approximately one hour + Q&A and will be illustrated with loads of my quilts. I will need two volunteers to hold quilts, two volunteers to fold the quilts and a table to lay quilts on. If I am flying to your area, a quilt stand (and sometimes a power point projector) may be needed as I can't bring my own!  An Extra table (small is fine) to sit and sign books at is also helpful.


Please choose workshops from the extensive listing below.  Workshops from book patterns do require purchase of the book by each student either prior to, or at the start of class.  Due to copyright law, no photocopies or sharing of patterns during class is permitted. New classes will be added as new books are released, so check back with me!

*NOTE* In addition to the class supply lists below, your students may be required to print out their own class instructions as found on my website. 
This helps keep printing costs down for everyone! Please check with me when choosing your classes.

From More Adventures with Leaders & Enders!

Texas Tumbleweeds: (Book Required)
Spinning stars and ladder blocks abound in a motion-filled scraip quilt made completely from 2.5" Squares and 2.5" X 4.5" rectangles!  Students will come to class with fabric shapes pre-cut ahead of time, ready to sew, share and swap if desired.  This is a stress-free fun class with lots of POW in the finished quilt!

Winston Ways: (Book Required)

 I love blocks that combine to create a secondary design, and the corner checkerboards of each block in this quilt meet giving the appearance of a two block quilt set on point, when it is just one block set side by side.  Don’t faint – but get excited!  There are 104 pieces in each 12” block. Students will master the use of the Easy Angle ruler for quick half- square triangle units!  Students will come to class with fabric strips pre-cut ahead of time, ready to sew, share and swap if desired. 

Scrap Crystals: (Book Required)
Exploding stars radiate from small triangles from treasured scraps!  A Great 3 color quilt, if students don't like blue and green, they can choose any 2 colors plus background! Students will master the use of the Easy Angle ruler for quick half- square triangle units!  Students will come to class with fabric strips pre-cut ahead of time, ready to sew, share and swap if desired. 

Midnight Flight: (Book Required)
Simple Patchwork units combine to create undulating curves of motion in this fabulous scrap quilt, great for all color combos! 

Students will master the use of the Easy Angle ruler for quick half- square triangle units!  Students will come to class with fabric strips pre-cut ahead of time, ready to sew, share and swap if desired. 

From String Fling!
Tulip Fields: (Book Required)
Small strings and crumbs are precious pieces and so much can be done with them!  Even small units can be a place to show off your little bits.  The base units for these tulip blocks are string pieced, and added to the patchwork parts to complete each "flower".  Solid red makes the tulips pop with color!  Students will learn the basics of string piecing, have a lot of fun trading and sharing stories about their scraps and have a stringy-good time!

Jamestown Landing: (Book Required)
Stars and chains in blues and neutrals are sure to capture any star-lover's fancy! What a great way to clear out scraps by choosing two color families: A foreground (Blue) and a background (Neutral) Students will learn the basics of string piecing along with learning to use the Easy Angle ruler to create half square triangle units from 2 1/2" scrap strips.  This quilt was a great way for me to use a large variety of blue and neutral scraps for the half-square triangles, and even more scrap fun clearing out a whole bx of neutral strings used in the alternate block areas.

Pfeffernusse: (Book Required)
Warm Browns and reds bring to mind the delicious smells of spice cookies baking in my oven! Students can choose any 2 colors they like together plus a background for their quilts.  We will spend part of the day piecing string blocks and follow up quarter-square triangles using the Companion Angle ruler. The fun in this quilt is the variety of fabrics in it!  Students will learn the basics of string piecing, have a lot of fun trading and sharing stories about their scraps and have a stringy-good time!

Roll Roll Cotton Boll: (Book Required)
Roll Roll Cotton Boll is a dynamic scrappy quilt, combining traditional blocks with the freedom of string piecing in the alternate blocks. Students will do SOME precutting, and the use of the Easy Angle Ruler will be demonstrated in class as well as basics of string piecing!

Charlotte's Baskets! (Book Required)
Adorable scrappy baskets are framed by a colorful riotous frame of string piecing, turning each block on point!  Update a traditional block with the freedom of string piecing.  Instruction includes the ins and outs of the Easy Angle ruler for easy half square triangles from matched pairs of strips, and foundation string piecing.  Variety is the spice of the quilt!

Talkin' Turkey! (Book Reqired)
Red strings combine with red and neutral scraps in this string pieced rendition of the traditonal Turkey Tracks block!
Update a traditional block with the freedom of string piecing.  Instruction includes the ins and outs of the Easy Angle and Companion Angle rulers for easy half square triangles and flying geese units from matched pairs of strips, and foundation string piecing.  Variety is the spice of the quilt!

Orca Bay (Book Required)

Red Strings and Blue strings combine with scrappy neutrals and blacks in this string pieced up-do of the traditional Ohio Star block! Instructions include the inns and outs of the Easy Angle and Companion Angle Rulers and the basics and freedom of fun string piecing.

From Scraps & Shirttails II:

Hawk's Nest: (Book Required)

If you’ve been saving left-over Half-Square Triangles from various Quilting projects, This quilt is the perfect project for them.  Square them down to 2” and piece away!  Hawk's Nest is a vibrantly scrappy quilt with multiudes of half-square triangles, perfect for using Easy Angle ruler and 2" strips.  We will be focusing on use of the Easy Angle for 1/2 square triangle units, piecing the blocks with the half square triangles and squares.  A fun day for all!

Smith Mountain Morning: (Book Required)
Smith Mountain Morning is a two-block quilt, with the star block, a 54-40 or Fight variation, in two colorways, and a Chimney and Cornerstones log cabin variation which is rotated to complete the design between the stars. This pattern is found in my book Scraps & Shirttails II which may be purchased from my website at Students will learn the use of speciaty rulers for half square triangles using the Easy Angle Ruler, Quarter Square Triangles using the Companion Angle Ruler, and the Tri Recs rulers for the tall star points!

Bricks In The Barnyard: (Book Required)
Based on a split 9 patch design, these blocks can be placed in numerous designs as with any log cabin block! The ideas are endless! We will be focusing on use of the Easy Angle for 1/2 square triangle units, piecing the blocks with rectangles, squares, and 1/2 square triangles, and learning how to do the cornerstone braid borders! From my book Scraps & Shirttails II. Easy Angle Ruler also required.

Tumalo Trail: (Book Required)
Fun with 9 patches and half square triangles! Based on a traditional Jacob's Ladder design, these blocks sparkle with the placement of the little 9 patch units within each block.  This is a great class for swapping 1.5" strips for more variety! A great class for the confident beginner as well as more advanced piecers, we will be focusing on the use of the Easy Angle Ruler for the 1/2 square triangle units.

From Adventures With Leaders & Enders:

Texas Braid (Book Required)
Great class for clearing out the scraps and making something absolutely stunning! Students will come with precut rectangles and squares, and may bring extra for trading with others in the class, to create a larger variety in their quilts. A great class for getting in the habit of using units as "Leaders & Enders" to keep piecing continuous!

Blue Ridge Beauty: (Book Required)
Have you always wanted to make a scrappy two color quilt? Now is the time! This is a great class for pulling scraps and fabrics in 2 specific complimentary colors. Red/White, Black/White, Blue/Cream, Pink/Brown, Blue/Yellow....any two colors that contrast with each other! This is also a great class for learning to use the Easy Angle Ruler if so desired. I love this ruler, and use it for all my 1/2 square triangle needs. This quilt has 1/2 square triangles that finish at 3", and if you have a method/ruler that you love, be it thangles, triangles on a roll, rulers, or the old fashioned way of "adding 7/8" to the finished measurement"....we will go through all different ways to find the perfect triangle method that works for the way YOU sew! Extra Bonus Fun....this block can be laid out in ANY log-cabin-style layout...come up with a layout that is uniquely YOU for a quilt that looks different than anyone elses!
Crab Apples: (Book Required)
Create a grove of Crab Apple Trees from 1.5" strips in light and dark! This class involves strip piecing for the tree tops and the checkerboard border, and beginning paper piecing for the tree bases. GREAT way to use up scraps, and swap scrap strips with each other for more variety!

From Scraps & Shirttails I

Virginia Bound(Book Required)
Virginia Bound is the flagship quilt from my book "Scraps & Shirttails". Based on the traditional Rocky Road to Kansas block, I have revamped it for foundation piecing! Even the setting diamonds are string pieced. :c)  A wonderful border surrounds the quilt. I made this quilt using all the 'strings' and small parts left from cutting up recycled shirts to use in quilt making. It's a FUN class, no matter what fabrics the students choose. Simply go all scrappy, by separating lights from darks, or choose a two color scheme such as blues/yellows, or reds/greens for a gorgeous christmas quilt.

Shirttails!(Book Required)
Three traditional blocks combine in this top to challenge any quilter! We will be making 1/2 square triangles in 3 different sizes, and combining blocks of different sizes to make a scrap quilt with a pr
imitive feel. *Note* Though the pattern in the book is written with regular rotary cutting instructions, I love to use my easy angle ruler for half square triangles, and the companion angle combined with the easy angle ruler for flying geese units.  I will be demonstrating these rulers during class, so if you have always wanted to know how these work, bring them with you!

Patterns from the Website:

Half Day Workshops:
These workshops are perfect for a 4 hour half day session.  Can be extended to full day if desired.

Scrappy Trips Around The World:
When Made using planned chains of color that form radiating diamonds around each center square, this pattern is called "Many Trips Around The World". But let's take the organized rounds of colors away, and free ourselves while letting "Anything Go!" We are just Scrappy Tripping!  A Cousin to the Scrappy Bargello above, this workshop has us piecing panels which are sliced and rearranged into 12" blocks of chained squares, which are then rotated and turned to create the "Many Trips Around The World" layout! A great scrap user, Students will bring pre-cut 2.5" X 18" strips ready swap, share, and stitch! Also works with Jelly Rolls.
Scrappy Trips Around The World Class Supply List

Playing With Jacks: A great class for playing with asymetrical blocks and getting familiar with using the Easy Angle Ruler for 1/2 square triangles. This is a GREAT Jelly Roll class as all pieces come from 2.5" strips!
Hidden Spools: The objective in this workshop is for students to learn the basics, and the fun and freedom of strip piecing while using up a variety of scrap fabrics! The more fun the fabrics, the better this quilt looks! Variety is the spice of the quilt. Students will bring 2" strips for swapping. Companion Angle ruler required.
Basket Weave Strings
Students will bring scraps and strips to share with others in the class so that everyone has a variety of fabrics to play with. The objective in this workshop is for students to learn the basics, and the fun and freedom of string piecing!

Boxy Stars:
 Quick 8 pointed stars are made from 2.5" scrap strips with no set in seams!  Blocks finish at 12" for a quick lap quilt all from scraps. This class also works great with Jelly Rolls.

Strip Twist:
Perfect for Jelly Rolls, Fat Quarters and/or scraps, Strip Twist has a mesmerizing design that may remind you of parquet floor tiles. Construction is easy, and you will get through that stack of scraps in no time! This class can be given as a full day or half day workshop.

Full Day Workshops:
These classes are more intense and take a 6 hour workshop day.

Crumb Piecing
Students will bring scraps and strips to share with others in the class so that everyone has a variety of fabrics to play with. I will demonstrate a variety of ways to piece crumb blocks including wonky log cabin, string, and free form. I'll bring my own Crumb quilts for inspiration.
Love Shack!!: A fun crumbs wall hanging featuring Topsy Turvey Houses, Maverick Stars, Wonky Hearts, and an intro to free-pieced letters, all surrounded by a fun string border!  Note: this pattern is NOT found on the website, but exclusive for workshops.
Star Struck
Students will bring pre-cut 2.5" strips ready to power sew into tesselating star struck blocks! This quilt goes so fast,everyone will have a pile of blocks in no time.  Students can also have fun swapping strips with each other for more variety in their quilts. Focus on USING YOUR STASH encouraged!
Pineapple Blossom
Students will bring pre-cut 2" strips ready to power sew into courthouse step type blocks, and altering them into pineapple blossom blocks by adding on quick corners.  This method produces bonus corners and discussion includes various layouts for the blocks (with or without sashing) as well as alternate ideas for using the bonus corners!  Students can also have fun swapping strips with each other for more variety in their quilts.  Focus on USING YOUR STASH encouraged!
Happy Scrappy Houses
Students will bring pre-cut 2" strips ready to construct a whole neighborhood of fun houses!  Students can have fun swapping strips with eachother for more variety in their houses. Focus on USING YOUR STASH encouraged!
Scrappy Bargello
The original "Anything Goes" quilt!  Students will bring pre-cut 2.5" strips ready to piece easy and scrappy bargello panels.  Swapping strips is also a fun way to incorporate more variety in this quilt. Focus on USING YOUR STASH encouraged!
Scrappy Mountain Majesties
A great quilt for using larger pieces of leftover fabrics!  Students will bring pre-cut 8.5" squares in pairs of light/dark.  Many layouts provide lots of options for this fun quilt!
My Blue Heaven:
This is a two block quilt! A modified puss in the corner block, and an hour glass star block, both in 8" finished size. You can make this quilt as big or small as you would like depending on the number of blocks you make.  This quilt uses 45 star blocks and 45 puss blocks. The 90 blocks are set 9 across by 10 down. Of course you can make the quilt smaller depending on the number of blocks you make

This quilt is perfect to learn how to use the specialty rulers I love and use so much in my scrap quilting! This is an exceptionally good class for beginning quilters, as we cover basic units like half square triangles, flying geese and hour-glass.
String Spider Web
What a scrappy web we'll weave as we spend a day of string piecing on old-timey spider web blocks!  String piecing is fun and economical and a great way to make a dent in the scrap stash.
Sister's Choice:
Everyone loves star blocks! And this one is a favorite with it's 9 patch center and easy star points. This is also a great scrap buster as the whole quilt center is made from 2.5" strips! Great for Jelly Rolls too. Block size: 10".

Jared Takes A Wife!
A great beginners class and fun for advanced piecers too!  This entire top with the exception of borders is made from 2" strips and squares. Students will come to class with precut units ready to power sew into beautiful double-star blocks that require no inset y seams. Great stashbuster!
Cathedral Stars!
Another great beginners class, and also fun for advanced quilters who want instruction on using the EZ angle Ruler and the Tri Recs Rulers and a way to dig into the scrap stash. Quilt is made from 2" and 3.5" strips, and is easier than it looks!
Oklahoma Backroads!
Do you have lots of SMALL scraps around? This quilt is completely made with 2.5" squares and 2.5" X 4.5" bricks! You can choose  a color scheme, or play completely scrappy. In this class you can even TRADE lights and darks with other class mates for more variety. Oklahoma Backroads is a VERY fun quilt that also provides "bonus" 1/2 square triangles that can be used in futire projects, or as an additional border.
Fees for Lectures and Workshops:

All lectures and trunk shows within 500 miles of Winston-Salem, NC are illustrated with actual quilts, not slides. I am able to drive to locations within 500 miles of Winston-Salem, NC. (approximately up to 8 hours driving time)

If I have to fly to your location, lectures and trunk shows will be illustrated with as many quilts as I can carry in two large duffel bags, and the remainder will be a power-point presentation. The guild will be responsible for obtaining the projector for the presentation.  I'll bring as many real quilts as I can! In certain circumstances, the trunk show may  need to be fed ex shipped to your location ahead of time. The guild is responsible for all shipping charges to and from your guild location back to me in Winston Salem NC.

Fees for workshops are based on 24 students.  Larger classes are welcomed provided there is ample work space for each student with the additional fee of $35.00 per student over 24.

  • Trunkshow/Lecture fee: $650 plus travel/lodging and expenses.
  • Workshop fee: 1 day: (6 hours plus lunch) $850 plus Travel/lodging and expenses.
  • 1/2 day or evening workshop fee: (4 hours) $750 plus travel/lodging and expenses.
Expenses will include any printing of instruction handouts for the class. A receipt and invoice will be provided to the guild for such.
(Half day classes are restricted to easier patterns, and focus mostly on constructing one block unit, getting techniques down, so students can finish their quilts on their own at home. Please contact me for a list of patterns that work for half day workshops.) In most cases, the students will be responsible for printing their own instructions from my website.  Classes taught on quilts from my books will require the student having the book. No xerox copies will be allowed when teaching quilts from the book due to copyright restrictions by my publisher.

Lectures and Workshops can be combined for consecutive days. Please contact Bonnie for details.  Mileage and expenses may be shared with another guild in your area for "piggy backed" lectures, trunkshows & workshops! Contact other guilds near you to see if they would be interested in sharing expenses. It benefits everyone!

If your guild or shop is within 90 miles of Winston-Salem, NC, no lodging will be required, except in the event of bad weather,  but round-trip mileage is required at the current federal rate.

Locations farther than 90 miles from Winston-Salem, NC will require hotel lodging and
round-trip mileage at the current federal rate.
This includes travel to/trom the airport if I am flying to your guild location, and also requires reimbursement of expenditures such as airport long term parking, taxi or rental car if required, shipping of quilts to/from your location and any baggage check expenses.

I am also available to come teach workshops and give trunk shows at guild retreats!

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