I can remember watching the “Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel” television series when I was a young mother in Utah in the 1980’s. When I found out my husband’s job was getting transferred to North Carolina in 1987, all I could think about was that I was going to be moving to the same state with Georgia Bonesteel!
Of course, I never saw her just hanging out in the state, but eventually I became a Bernina Ambassador and was able to attend the Bernina Ambassador Reunion trip to Switzerland in 2006, and that is when I finally got to know Georgia a little. I got to spend time with her again in December 2014, when she and I were in the same group at another Bernina Reunion in Aurora, Illinois.
Left to right: Diane Gloystein, Jane Sassaman, Wendy Schoen, Sue Nickels, Georgia Bonesteel, Claudia Dinnel, Amy Stewart Winsor, and Gina Perkes. (Cathie Hoover was in our group also, but is not in the photo.)
This was really a fun group!