Medical help has always been Bonnie’s specialty. She is a retired Nurse Practitioner. Bonnie is from Indiana, where she attended school and college. Her NP degree is from Kentucky.
Bonnie is one of several people who was infected by the quilting bug because of Virginia Dambach. They met through church, and Virginia advised her not to wait until retirement to begin quilting. Good advice! That fall she took a class at the Indian Summer Quilt Show and Conference. 26 years later she is still enjoying quilt making, and learning new techniques.
After quilting a quilt on her home machine, using rulers, Bonnie decided to upgrade, and bought a Bernina Q20. It’s a table-mounted long arm machine with a stitch regulator feature. Another new passion is free-hand machine embroidery.
You may recognize Bonnie from her work on the Small Quilt Silent Auction, and her current Guild project of assembling a COVID quilt.
Bonnie and her husband have taken part in missions to Kenya, Uganda and Romania providing medical care. In her last mission to Romania, she also helped the local women take their sewing skills up a notch by teaching them how to use an electronic sewing machine which had been donated to the mission.