PreQuilt Hop pattern cutting class.

Another Fun Addition to the 2021 Quilt Hop

The Quilt Hop Committee is excited to announce that Nannette Moss, the owner of MNM Creations and Quilt Shop in El Dorado. AR will be returning this year with her Acuquilt Go machines and dies.  Many of you have purchased a machine or dies from her extensive collection in past years.  This year she is offering a class in which you will cut out a whole quilt using dies and the Acuquilt Go machine.  The quilt to be made is called Hunter Star.  It is a two-color pattern.  The class is scheduled for Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at the Roy Floyd Civic Center (the old national guard armory).  The class will be held from 12 noon to 4 PM.  The cost of the class is $25.00.  Please note the date for this class is two days before the Quilt Hop begins. To get more information about the class or to register for this class visit: mnmquiltshop.com and look under classes.  If you have questions regarding the class, you can email Nannette at: moss154@hotmail.com or call 870-862-0580.  You will also be able to register for the class by calling Emily Porter at 903-640-6698.

The 2021 Quilt Hop will be Friday, July 30 from 9 AM to 4 PM and Saturday, July 31 from 9 AM to 4 PM.  If you wish to display a quilt this year quilts may be brought to the Bonham Visitor Center 327 North Main Street on Friday, July 23, from 9 AM to 5 PM.  A quilt display form may be downloaded from the Bonham Visitor Center website @ visitbonham.com. or you can pick up one from the Visitor Center Monday-Friday 9 AM to 5 PM.  

New stop added to Quilt Hop

Something New is Being Added to Quilt Hop Attractions This Year

The Quilt Hop committee is excited to announce that the Four Winds Victorian Venue and Suites will be included this year as a stop on the Quilt Hop tour.  The Four Winds was formally known as Granny Lou’s Bed and Breakfast.  The new owners have graciously invited us to their home to see their large family quilt collection.  One of the many quilts that will be showcased is a vintage pattern called Wildflowers.  It is hand embroidered and hand quilted with an all-over diagonal pattern.  The inscription in the center reads “To Mother and Father 1941.”  Other vintage quilts that will be shown are from the 1920’s and 1930’s.

Visitors to this beautiful Victorian home who book a reservation to spend the night during Quilt Hop will received a 10 per-cent discount on their room.  The Four Winds Victorian Venue and Suites is located at 317 W. Sam Rayburn Dr.   They can be reached at 903-449-4928.

The 2021 Quilt Hop will include stops at 10 different locations and over 300 quilts will be on display.  Vendors and Demonstrations, as well as the ever-popular Fat Quarter Bingo will be held at the Bonham Civic Center.  If you have a quilt that you would like to display or if you are a crafter and are interested in being a vendor forms are available on the Visit Bonham web site – visitbonham.com or you can call 903-583-9830 for more information.

Quilts stored at the Fannin County Museum of History

Quilt Hop is Scheduled

July is Quilt Hop Time and the City of Bonham is planning to hold this event Friday, July 30, and Saturday, July 31.  If you are a quilter, vendor, or if you just love quilts these are the dates to remember.  

We will be monitoring the Covid situation and some changes may have to be made in the sites, but we are planning on having the event July 30-31 from 9 am to 4 pm.

If you have quilts that you would like to display we would love to have them. The forms to be a vendor or to display a quilt will be available on the website, www.visitbonham.com.  If you have questions please call 903-583-9830.  If you are in Bonham and have questions come by the Visitor Center at 327 N. Main Street and we will be happy to answer them. 

By Emily Porter

The ninth year of Quilt Hop is rapidly approaching.

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Friday, July 27th, and Saturday, July 28th are the dates to remember for this year’s event. Our United States has been celebrating 100 years since World War I all of this year. The Sam Rayburn House will be continuing this celebration with quilts that were made or thought to have been made during the World War I Era. These quilts are on loan from the University of Texas, Winedale collection. They will be on display in the climate-controlled building south of the caretaker’s cottage, which is by the garden at the Rayburn House. An added attraction at this location is one that the men visitors will enjoy. Some of the vehicles that belonged to the Rayburn family will also be displayed in the same building.

IMG_3123The Bonham Public Library will display quilts that are smaller than a twin sized bed. These could include wall hangings, baby quilts, lap quilts, table runners and other items. If you have items that you believe could be part of their displays and you would like to display that item please call the Bonham Library, 903-583-3128.

Saint Mark’s church in Honey Grove will be displaying family quilts with a story. This historic church is worth the drive and the beautiful quilts are a wonderful addition. When you finish looking and enjoying these quilts, please feel free to drive around town and see the Barn Quilt Squares that are on the backs of most of the downtown buildings. Maps of the Barn Quilt Trail will be available at the church and at several other locations in Bonham.

file81Again, there will be ten different locations for you to visit and see the over 300 quilts that will be displayed. The Quilt Hop will open Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th at 9:00 am. On Friday the attractions will close at 4:30 and the reception at the Creative Arts Center will open at 5:00 pm. Please do not miss this opportunity to meet and visit with this quilt artist. She takes applique to a new level. On Saturday the event will close at 4:00 to allow all quilts to be taken down and readied for pick-up at 4:30. Come Hop Along With Us!

QUILT HOP IS COMING

Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th is Quilt Hop time in Bonham and Honey Grove. This year quilts will be on display at nine locations for two whole days.  Eight of these locations will open at 9:00 am. Friday and Saturday.  The Senior Center will be serving lunch on Friday and requires a 1:00 pm. opening.  Please plan your schedule to view their quilts on Friday after 1:00 pm. or all day Saturday.

This year the Quilt Hop Reception will be held at the Creative Art Center.  Venues will close at 4:30 pm. and the reception will start at 5:00 pm.  This is an event you will not want to miss. Alice Wilhoit will be the speaker. She is a well -known writer, quilter, teacher, and pattern-maker from McKinney, Texas.  Her quilts will be on display at the Creative Art Center for the entire show.

If you have quilts you would like to display we would love to have them. On our website at  visitbonham.com go to the 2018 Quilt Hop page and you can find the  Quilt Display Form. The forms are also available at the Visitor Center, 327 N. Main, Bonham.  Of call us at 903-583-9830 to have a forms sent to you.  We will be receiving quilts on Monday, July 23rd  9:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Thank you for your past participation!  We are looking forward to seeing you again this year.  Make plans to spend the day with us because with over 300 quilts to see it takes the full day.  See you on July 27th and July 28th.

Quilts are going up all over.

Bonham Quilt Hop quilt hangings have begun all over Bonham. The Bonham Visitor Center is overflowing with color and textures of all kinds. Many local and Grayson County residents have offered quilts to be displayed at the Bonham Visitor Center this year. Twenty-seven quilts were hung for display there yesterday.  The quilt entries have grown over the years and it should be easy for anyone to find a favorite.

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For your viewing will be T-shirt quilts and “quilts made by men for men” as well as “Art in a different way” quilts. The colors are different because they are for men or of memories of a college or of high school activities.

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The main purpose of this display is to show all visitors that quilts of today are not the quilts of your grandmother. They can be about a hobby or about any subject that you are passionate about. You will see different techniques used as well as different materials in construction. The purpose of the Bonham Visitor Center exhibit is to show that quilting can be fun for anyone and to inspire and encourage young people into the art of quilting. Quilting could become a dying art and we would like to show the visitors to this exhibit that whatever your interest, it is possible to share it with someone else in a very useful as well as artistic way.

Please use the hashtag #BonhamQuiltHop when posting photos or blogging about our Quilt Hop, that way everyone can enjoy them also!

Quilt Hop Happenings

By Emily Porter

Each of the ten locations that will be hosting the Quilt Hop are working hard to come up with the best of the best for you to enjoy. They have three weeks until the Hop on Friday, July 29th and Saturday, July 30th.

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The Creative Arts Center will be featuring quilts made by the very talented Leo Ransom. Leo designs and constructs his quilts to be portraits of famous people that have a special meaning to him. His use of different shades of material cut and pieced to achieve the effect that he is looking for makes the finished product very unique. When you walk into the exhibit you will immediately recognize the faces of these very famous people. Leo’s demonstration of his method of creating these wonderful quilts was the most popular of the demonstrations that were presented last year. So you will not want to miss the opportunity to enjoy this Bonham man’s talent.

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The Bonham Public Library will be showing baby quilts. What could be more special than a quilt made for a child, grandchild or a gift for a wonderful friend’s new baby? Come and enjoy the different ways people chose to celebrate that very special child.

 

file28The Fannin County Museum of History will have a display of Redwork quilts. Redwork is a form of embroidery that uses red floss to trace simple line drawings. Traditionally, the maker used animal themes, children’s themes and kitchen themes to embroider a muslin square that was then incorporated into a quilt. Redwork can be done in other colors, usually green or blue. It is accentually embroidery squares done in one color. This became popular during the Victorian era as women looked for new ways to decorate their homes. Redwork was also used to embellish tea towels, aprons and pillow covers.

file7The Quilt Hop will begin on Friday, July 29th at 1:00 pm and close at 4:30 pm. A reception will be held at the Sam Rayburn Library from 5:00 pm. to 7:00 pm. The Sam Rayburn Library and Museum will feature quilts from the Winedale Quilt Collection. The Hop continues Saturday, July 30 from 9:00 am. to 4:00pm. Join us as we hop to all ten locations.