Judy L's UFO Challenge

Friday, February 18, 2011

A VERY Grand Day!

Bonnie was in Louisiana recently. Of course I was in Texas at the time. Then I heard Bonnie was in Texas this week and I was as well. I checked all the spots she was speaking at and giving classes and decided to make a go of seeing her in Fort Worth.

You know how you build people up in your mind and then you are disappointed when you meet them sometimes? Bonnie was more than I could have hoped for. I moderate her yahoogroup and I am a regular commenter on her blog. When I said swooze she leapt out of her chair and gave me the biggest hug. A sincere hug at that! She asked me to join her and some other for lunch as well. I offered to be a quilt holder for her during her program. She happily accepted.

The Trinity Valley Quilters Guild had their program then it was Bonnie's turn to speak. She spoke about her Scrap User System and then invited the quilt holders and folders up. I enjoyed holding the quilts. Getting to feel and smell them. I could smell the wood fire that she has written about on her blog. I thought I saw a pet hair and thought about Oscar. I studied her quilting and the backs.Thinking of all her tutorials and stories from her blog. I felt priveleged to experience Bonnie's lecture in a way that many others would not.

I was not able to make the lunch since I have a couple people at home under the weather and they needed me. Alas I went and had my picture taken with Bonnie and pledged to see her when she came back to Texas. She promised we could have time to play then! I so look forward to it! Bonnie you are a WONDERFUL lady but we all already knew that!

























13 comments:

Debbie said...

How fun!

julieQ said...

I was there!! I saw you hold all those quilts...lucky ducky! Wasn't it such great fun?!!!

Morbi said...

WAHOO!! *Great big applause!*

Impera_Magna said...

How exciting to finally get to meet... I'm so glad you two did!

Linda (Petey) said...

You look so happy and I can feel the sunshine of your smiles from here! Got to meet Bonnie at a lecture/workshop last summer. She is a treat.

Quilt all day said...

so nice to have you both meet ...Bonnie is tall and you even taller ....but the smiles are equal
cyberhugs from Brussels

Quilter Kathy said...

I'm so glad to hear you got to meet Bonnie and enjoy her quilts! How fun! It's hard to balance all the demands of life and it sounds like you had to work hard to fit in this treat, but for your whole life, you will remember it! Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Well said...had the same experience of NOT being disappointed when meeting my idol in Jax! She was even more than I expected...so gracious and down to earth....GR

Linda said...

I got to meet Bonnie this week too. I was not disappointed either. I think she's great and I so enjoyed her program. I want to take a class from her next time. I got her picture too but I didn't think to get one with me and her together. Duh! Oh well, next time. I have been a Bonnie fan for a long time and I'm happy to say I will be one forever! Sorry I couldn't make it last night, see you soon.

Bonnie K Hunter said...

oh Gosh!! I am SO SO SO honored! This was the greatest trip! the only thing I wish I had time for was a day to just play and sew with you guys. I'll be back. We'll do it then!

Thanks for being such a sweetie Swooze...tall girls rock!! ;cD

Bonnie

Katie said...

Bonnie is a indeed a pleasure! I was so glad to finally meet her at a workshop about a year ago. I too moderated the Yahoo group...for a little while anyway. Actually...only two weeks! LOL But it was during a mystery so I learned to appreciate all moderators out there. It's not always easy. Thanks for all you do. :-)

Mama Koch said...

I was there but didn't realize YOU were there till we were eating lunch! She does such a great job and yes her quilts smelled wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Swooze...I was the other quilt holder!!!! How awesome it is to "accidentally" meet you!!

So happy you came to the quilt guild...come back again!

Linda Sue Johnson
bj.lj@live.com