Quiltville's Quips & Snips

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, translated into 7 languages, and sold around the globe through fabric stores. 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 since 1988 and retired from professionally longarm machine quilting for the public in 2009 when her first book was published and her teaching carreer took off.  She has been featured in magazines both for her quilt patterns and articles she has written on scrap management and using that stash to its full potential.

Bonnie is dedicated to continuing the traditions of quilting.  She enjoys meeting with quilters, giving workshops and lectures to quilters' 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. 

Tuscany, Day One!

Written last night -- but internet was down so I was unable to post! ...more

Hello from Tuscany!

Having a great time - however dealing with some really slow internet and can't get posts to upload! Sending this as a test...may have a cyber cafe in my near future!! Much love from Italy! ...more

Grand Illusion at the Grand Hotel!

I’m writing this post while waiting for my morning flight in Atlanta! I had some email correspondence with photos from Mary Frances who is currently at the Needle Art Seminar at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan – the same event that I taught at last year, and what was the whole inspiration behind this winter’s Grand Illusion mystery --- She has her quilt at the conference! She is ...more

Galaxy-Gram! And we are OFFĎ

Boarded in JFK headed to Rome! Having a pinch me monent--with intermittent doses of reality. Did I get it all done? ...more

A Little Bit Hexie! ((Tutorial!))

So I’m off to Tuscany this morning! ...more

Last Minute Details!

Look what I spotted today?...more

Celebrating Ann’s Freedom!

I love your stories! They make me smile, they make me laugh – sometimes they tug at my heart and bring tears of understanding and connection to the surface --- I love how you include me in your life and I love to include you in mine! This email came from Ann in the UK and she wanted to share with us what is going on in her scrappy life! ...more

Quilt-Cam, 4/30/2015

Good evening everyone! I’ve got a treat for you ---before we sew. This is Jane’s lovely sampler…check out the unique setting with the on point squares in columns dividing everything! ...more

Nothing Like a Last Minute Class Sample!

This is the hexie block I pieced on this last trip. This is the hexie block I had planned for a short 3 hour workshop on one of our beautiful lounging mornings in Tuscany next week! Only—Bonnie is not used to doing just SMALL stuff ....more