Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thursday QGI meeting and Bonnie Hunter

I was lucky enough about a week ago to get Thursday off of work so that I could prep and get to Indianapolis early to attend dinner with Bonnie. I took a leisurely morning and gathered some of my items together. I dropped the dogs off at the kennel so that I could run home and finish getting packed without having them all anxious about leaving.


With the most important thing packed - the fabric - I was out the door and on my way.

Jennifer had given me great directions and information on a couple of quilt shops. I plugged all of the necessary addresses into my Garmin and I was on my way. I got there early enough to stop at Quilts Plus and look around. I found the fabric line that Regina was looking for and that I had already bought a little of. (I will do a separate post of the purchases from the weekend.)

After I left the shop, I headed to the Pearl Bistro for the dinner. It was a local restaurant and when I got there, Jennifer was already there and had an empty seat next to her so I was able to sit near someone that I knew. After I sat down and chatted with her, I realized the Bonnie was on her other side. It was very exciting!

The food was very good! Quite different than anything I've ever had. I ordered the spinach and goat cheese quiche. My plate did not look as interesting as Jennifer's bleu cheese muffin so I took a picture of it.


After we ate, we headed to the Guild meeting for Bonnie's presentation. I had to use the facilities and was tickled at something that I saw in the stall. In case you can't tell, it is the latch to hold the door shut and it is a picture of a bathroom stall with a head sticking up above the door and feet below to make the H in the name 'Hiny Hiders.' Too cute!! I did giggle a bit!


We got front row seats and I was this close to Bonnie's quilts!


And Bonnie starting her presentation.


And Linda and Cathy made it to the meeting.


I have more pictures, but I will do a slide show on the last post about the weekend.

After the meeting, Becca, Jennifer and I went to Carol's house and chatted until late before we hit the sack. It was so nice to be able to chat with them in person!


Gina said...

I'm so jealous that you had a great time and great food by the look of it

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Jennifer said...

On my blog, can I just say "go read Jill's blog?"

Carin said...

Color me green with envy! I am so glad you got to go and had such a good time!