Monday, August 1, 2011

Blog on Fire Award

My friend Lois Arnold, AZ, gave me the Blog on Fire Award. Who knew there was such a thing.

One of the things you are supposed to do is tell seven things about yourself... so here goes:

1. Wayne and I have lived in Paducah, KY for 17 years (this week) and that is the longest we have lived in any city (except our hometown of Muscatine, Iowa).

2. I have collected crock chicken waterers for years. Most of them have some kind of indigo blue design painted on them. And what does one do with crock chicken waterers, you say? Well they make great conversation pieces, and aren't good for much else unless you raise chickens and need to water them.

3. I'm working on my 10th quilt book, and may sneak in another small one before I get it finished. My books are published by the American Quilter's Society (AQS). By the time I finish the Lone Star book, I'm going to have a magnificent collection of Lone Star quilts - just bought another one last week to use in the book. I've been employed as the Executive Show Director for AQS for 17 years now - who would have thought I would do this for 17 years? Still having fun doing it!

4. Since drawing is another hobby of mine, I'm heading to Rhode Island this fall to take a Zentangle Teacher Certification Seminar. Talk about something that is relaxing to do. One nice thing about Zentangle is there is no preconceived outcome, you just draw one line at a time. And there are no erasers.

5. We enjoy nature and feed a lot of birds in our backyard... and squirrels... and the neighborhood raccoons and ground hogs too. Often we can watch up to 15 or more different types of birds come to the feeders in the evening. Right now the hummingbirds are here enmasse fighting over the two feeders.

6. Teaching quilting is one of my great joys. Is there anything better than spending a day or two with a group of quilters? My class info is on my website, .

7. It is so much fun to keep up with my long-time quilting friends, Lois Arnold, Lorinda Lie, and Jo Fifield on the Internet. It makes the distance between us so much shorter. And, amazingly, we are all still making quilts and are involved in so many other things.

Guess you now know a few bits of information about me that you may not have known. I use my blog to share what I am up to... so come back often. Hope to have some new quilt photos to post soon.

Bonnie Browning
Paducah, KY