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    Quote Originally Posted by Teresa 54
    send an email to: quiltvillechatyahoogroups.com and get on the email list. Also, printo out the rules/fabric requirements. I don't have the angle ruler, but she will be giving directions using a regular ruler.
    Thanks for the address! I'm another one with TOO many scraps, and the timing is o.k. for me, too. (Two baby quilts have to be finished ASAP -- twins due any day to church friend; then one big charity sewing day before Thanksgiving.)

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    I'm really tempted, especially since it's right around the holidays and I'm off work. No family home for Christmas, so it's quilt, quilt, quilt for two weeks.

    I'll start and see if I can keep up, if not I'll just save instructions. I LOVE mystery quilts and this one especially since it is scrappy and I have old fabrics too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by golfer
    Bonnie Hunter will be the guest speaker at our guild this month. I am taking her class on "Scrappy Sisters" and the next day she is doing "Crumbs, crumbs" (I believe that is the title.) Everyone is really excited about her coming. My friend and I will be making lap quilts to send to Walter Reed Hospital.
    I am planning on coming to that meeting, it will be my first visit to the guild. I am excited about hearing Bonnie too. I did go to the show a few weeks ago. It was wonderful. Maybe we can meet there?

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    Vicki, look for me. My name is Barbara Melfa. See you soon.

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    I'd love to see what her other mystery quilts look like. I've never done a mystery before and really want to... but I'm not a country styled person so I get on guard when the word mystery pops out.

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    What I have seen of her quilts leads me to think she uses traditional patterns. You choose the fabrics. That can make all the difference, as to whether your quilt looks 'country' or 'contemporary'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vbourck
    Quote Originally Posted by golfer
    Bonnie Hunter will be the guest speaker at our guild this month. I am taking her class on "Scrappy Sisters" and the next day she is doing "Crumbs, crumbs" (I believe that is the title.) Everyone is really excited about her coming. My friend and I will be making lap quilts to send to Walter Reed Hospital.
    I am planning on coming to that meeting, it will be my first visit to the guild. I am excited about hearing Bonnie too. I did go to the show a few weeks ago. It was wonderful. Maybe we can meet there?
    Hey, golfer, does that mean you are no longer "in hiding", now that we know you are going to the same quilt guild as someone in Maryland?

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    Quilting Cat, I joined the newsletter some time ago, and I did not know all the steps in setting up my profile, so I have left it along. I am not in hiding just busy reading the newsletters and enjoying every minute of it. I am a golfer when the weather allows it. I have been a member of the Flying Geese Quilt Guild for three years and am attempting to become a quilter.

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    I would love to do the mystery quilt How do I get started

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    Tonight is the night to hear Bonnie Hunter at a local quilt guilt, very excited! And the mystery starts this FRIDAY!! Are you ready? Do you have your scraps sorted? I am sure I will get the motivation I need tonight to get them all together and ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenda5253
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    My question and concern is...I'm not an experienced quilter so would it be best to copy the old mystery quilt steps and the new ones also for me to work on as I'm able? Or should I step in with both feet and follow along on this journey? The timing (the holidays) and my getting overwhelmed concerns me.

    Sorry this is so long...just trying not to get in over my head.
    I have just started reading through this thread and wanted to encourage you to start somewhere <g> ... now, is as good a time as any, and this quilt is as good as can be. I don't know what Miss Bonnie will be doing, but rest assured. Since all of us will be working on this as you do, you will get a lot of tips and encouragement.
    much better to work on a project with others at the time it is ongoing.
    Jumping in and making myself do a mystery quilt is exactly how I got off the dime and started my quilting journey. I HIGHLY recommend it.
    I am going to do this because y'all are such a fun group and Miss Bonnie is an excellent instructor.
    One thing to consider - - Miss Bonnie does not know "little" all of her quilts are BIGGGG! Be prepared for that ...
    Even if you don't find colors to match hers, exactly, in your stash, use what you have! (and, it is pretty amazing what colors turn out "green" when you get a bunch of green color around it) ... the point is "DO IT!"
    you may find you want to make another one later ...
    Miss Bonnie believes in quilts that are to be used, and no matter how you put the fabric together, your quilt will be used and appreciated. <wave>

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    Quote Originally Posted by vbourck
    Bonnie Hunter has just posted the "yardage requirements"(she just uses up scraps) for a new mystery quilt. I have not done one of hers yet, but am thinking I might try this one. Anyone else up for this challenge?

    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2010/...l-yardage.html
    In case, I forgot to mention it - - I will join you in your new adventure. <wave>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I would love to, but it calls for more colors than I have and I don't have money to buy any.
    have you considered shopping for the shirts and cotton dresses in your closest thrift store? Lots of thrift stores have $1 bag days ... the fabric in one shirt can be almost 1.5 yards. Just a thought. <wave>

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    Quote Originally Posted by golfer
    Bonnie Hunter will be the guest speaker at our guild this month. I am taking her class on "Scrappy Sisters" and the next day she is doing "Crumbs, crumbs" (I believe that is the title.) Everyone is really excited about her coming. My friend and I will be making lap quilts to send to Walter Reed Hospital.
    How big are the lap quilts you are sending to Walter Reed Hospital? <wave>

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    Okay!
    Just in case life in my world goes differently than what I think it will go in the next week or so?
    I am going to depend on this thread to notify me that a new clue has been posted.
    I went through some of the other sites where I can connect with Miss Bonnie, and I am just not up for that much involvement with that big a world (if you know what I mean), so I am depending on you to post to this thread! <wave>

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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
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    Miss Bonnie believes in quilts that are to be used, and no matter how you put the fabric together, your quilt will be used and appreciated. <wave>
    I have never put together an unplanned - translate that 'scrappy' - quilt. But I need to use my stash for this. So I hope you are right about the 'used and appreciated' bit!

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    I've never done a mystery quilt and was somewhat overwhelmed by all the needed fabrics. But I saw all the postings and decided to bite the bullet and do it. :XD: :XD:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt Mom
    Quote Originally Posted by omak
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    Miss Bonnie believes in quilts that are to be used, and no matter how you put the fabric together, your quilt will be used and appreciated. <wave>
    I have never put together an unplanned - translate that 'scrappy' - quilt. But I need to use my stash for this. So I hope you are right about the 'used and appreciated' bit!
    I think that you may underestimate the warm fuzzies that happen when you hand someone something that you made. Sometimes, I tease my more cynical friends: "You are traveling with a rough crowd"
    and, I know they are out there, so I am not naive - - but, I have met many people who respond to an unexpected gift.
    And, you may find yourself so entranced with "scrappy" that you will continue to do it! LOL <wave>

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    O.K., it's the 19th! Now how do we get our clue?

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    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/ Here is the website. Easy week!

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    I'm in!
    Thank you for the reminder of where to find the site and that today was first clue day. <wave>

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    I'm new to mystery quilting so help me out. I saw the post and printed it off but I can't tell if the strips she is using are 2 inch strips sewed together or does it matter what size they are. I know you cut them 2 inches wide after sewing them together but I think I'm a little confused.

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    Here is the text from her instructions:

    Dig into your 2" scrap bins if you have them and pull out the greens and pinks! Don't have any? Cut them from yardage and fat quarters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jugtavernquilter
    I'm new to mystery quilting so help me out. I saw the post and printed it off but I can't tell if the strips she is using are 2 inch strips sewed together or does it matter what size they are. I know you cut them 2 inches wide after sewing them together but I think I'm a little confused.
    Yes you start with 2" strips. I'm still sewing the 3 together and have about half of them cut.

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    Thank you both. I think where I got confused was the last pic she had of her cut strips. The beginning strips didn't look like they were 2 inches to start with. Anyway on to sewing.

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