Bonnie Hunter's lecture for the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild yesterday was a blast. She has gorgeous quilts with thousands of pieces, lots of advice on how to store your scraps, and a very engaging speaking style that was wonderful to hear. These are only 2 of the many, many quilts that she shared. The first is string pieced and the other is a lovely hexie. She said that the hexies were done in spare moments and took a couple years (more than 5000 hexies). I really love this setting for the hexagon quilt. Her advice for finishing the complex borders that she puts on her quilts was her best advice for me. She cuts the border pieces with the center design and pieces them together as enders and leaders with the center design, so when you are done with the center, you have most of the border completed too. That complex border, that would never have been done if I had started it after the center was done, is done too. Take her classes, purchase her books, and hear her lecture if you get a chance. Thanks Bonnie, for a lovely show. My friend and I enjoyed it immensely.