Friday, November 9, 2018

Last Shipment to Mayan Families

I sent off the last shipment of quilts to Mayan Families two weeks ago. With a new executive director and board in place, they have decided not to receive and distribute the quilts any longer. They are in the process of streamlining all their programs and reevaluating priorities.

So thanks to so many who have contributed over the years. One hundred quilts went to the orphanage at Santa Apolonia. Two hundred and nine quilts went to the Kids in Need program at Mayan Families. What an accomplishment! Thanks so much for your participation and generosity. We had a good run.

Here are the quilts in the last shipment.  The first three are from Pat in Idaho.

Take Heart is from Chris in Vancouver.

Mary in Vancouver made these nine quilts.

And these are mine.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Geology Quilts at Ridgway Colorado 610 Gallery

Geology: Bonnie Bucknam Art Quilts opened yesterday at The 610 Arts Collective in downtown Ridgway, Colorado. The opening will be First Friday evening, September 7th, at the gallery. Ridgway is a quaint little town with an active arts community. It's about 25 miles from Telluride. Stop by if you're in the area.

Guatemala Bound Retreat in Waldport

This past week, six of us from the SAQA/High Fiber Diet group spent 4 days in Waldport, Oregon.  We made 5 tops for my Guatemala Bound project!

We all brought scraps, sewing machines, and supplies to our wonderful on-the-beach rental house in Waldport. We literally could walk onto the sand from our deck.  The first night we took inventory of what fabrics we'd brought and identified 4 possible projects. We set up and dove in.

This was our first project. It started with several pieced blocks and a jelly roll that Pat had brought.We made 30 wonky blocks, then sized them all up with solid greens and yellows log cabin style.

Mary and Jill took on these pieced blocks with the black tic-tac-toe strips. They found fabrics to coordinated and made a stripy quilt.

Jo made a bright rail-fence-inspired kid's quilt from her various scraps.

Mary and Jill were on a roll and made another lap-size top from some precut squares.

Pat, Susan and I made this stripy quilt starting with some square-within-a-square block that I had brought with me. And Susan finished the hand binding on another quilt.

It was a productive 4 days and a wonderful opportunity to get to know one another a bit better.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Last of This Week's Shipment to Mayan Families

Here are my quilts, the end of this week's shipment to Mayan Families.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Mountain Views

Black Mesa
14" x 11"
Oil and cold wax, oil sticks on board
c2018 Bonnie M. Bucknam

12" x 12"
Oil and cold wax, oil sticks on board
c2017 Bonnie M. Bucknam

Drakensberg, South Africa
9" x 7"
Oil and cold wax, oil sticks over acrylic underpainting on board
c2018 Bonnie M. Bucknam

Tranquil Morning
12" x 12"
Oil and cold wax, oil sticks on board
c2018 Bonnie M. Bucknam

More Guatemala Quilts

These three are from Mary in Vancouver.

These two were donated by Marni from British Columbia.  They were made by her late mother.

This one is from Marta in Palm Desert.

Thank you all contributors! You are bringing a smile to some children in need.