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What Once Was Old… – Bonnie Sullivan

What Once Was Old… – Bonnie Sullivan







By Bonnie Sullivan

152 pages / Book in English AND French /
Ref : BS2

20 projects



Quiltmania is excited to launch our second book with Bonnie Sullivan, an ode to the arts of repurposing and upcycling!

In a vastly eclectic book, Bonnie imbues the four seasons with 20 wildly creative projects that we are sure you have never seen before. Old linens, damaged quilts, clothes pegs, keys, sheet music, bed springs, plaster trowels…and much more, are all transformed into an array of functional and decorative pieces. This includes, but is not limited to, dolls, quilts, table mats, a pin cushion, penny rugs, an advent calendar, a cushion, and Christmas ornaments.
For those who know Bonnie’s work, you will still find her love of wool, appliqué and embroidery throughout this book. Each chapter includes a list of the flea market finds used to inspire each season. The embroidery stitches used for her projects are also illustrated.

Bonnie Sullivan is the owner of, and designer for, All Through the Night, an Oregon based company dedicated to penny rug, quilt, and cross stitch patterns, along with other fiber arts. Author of several books and patterns, including Heart of the Home and The Garden with Quiltmania, she has recently added fabric design to her creative menu. Bonnie travels the world teaching, and of course, scouring flea markets for new treasures!

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“I love to look through old tools, keys, kitchen utensils, and bits of architectural elements to find ones that speak to me. I try to look at them in a new way to see if I can breathe new life and a new purpose into them.”

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