Bonnie has been intrigued by textiles since she learned to sew when she was a child. She was surrounded by needle arts all her life – the women in her family were prolific at knitting, tatting, crochet, embroidery, clothing construction, and quilt making.
She later studied quilt making, quilt history, fabric dating, quilt repair & restoration, and quilt appraising.
As the “Quilt Whisperer,” Bonnie enjoys sharing her passion with others. Her repertoire includes talks and hands-on workshops on fabric dating, quilt making, quilt history – including the 21st Century modern quilting movement.
Bonnie travels to quilt guilds, historical societies, quilt shows, and shops to offer lectures, workshops and trunk shows.
Bonnie is a member of Professional Association of Appraisers – Quilted Textiles and American Quilter’s Society.