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

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!