Thursday, February 19, 2015

New Beginnings Bonnie McCaffery...Portrait Photographer

Well you may have noticed that there aren't any new VidCasts (the older ones are still available for viewing). It was an amazing run, but I'm moving on to new adventures. My quilt teaching is winding down. There are only a few more places where you'll be able to hear my lecture or take a workshop (see the events listing below).

BUT...If you've been following me on Facebook ( ), you are aware of my new career...I am a Professional Portrait Photographer. Take a look at what I've been working on. I love doing Glamour, Headshots, Seniors and some Very Class Boudoir.
Bonnie McCaffery Photography

 If you'd like to have me do a Photo Session for you, there are a couple of opportunities in my travels (see listings below). Or if you're in my area (northeast PA or tristate area), I'd love to set up a Photo Session...Just send me an email or give me a call

April 8-11, 2015 MQX, Manchester, NH - Headshots, Photo with your Quilt, Mini Glamour Photo Sessions. Here's your chance to have some great photos taken while your having fun on a quilting adventure. Here's where you can read more about it and sign up

October/November 2015 - International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX - Headshots and Mini Glamour Photo Sessions. Here's your chance to have some great photos taken while your having fun on a quilting adventure. Send me an email if you'd like to be notified when signups begin for Houston.

April 2016 - Tucson, AZ (and Sedona, AZ) I will be visiting these areas for teaching and some photo fun. If you'd like to schedule a Photo Session with me while I'm "in the area", please send me an email at

March 3, 2015 Crazy Quilters Guild, Emmaus, PA - Inspiration & Development of a Quilt Artist Lecture
March 17-21, 2015 A Mountain Quiltfest, Pigeon Forge, TN
August 26, 2015 Milford Valley Quilters Guild, Milford, PA - Photographing Your Quilt Lecture. It's only natural that my quilting and photography careers should cross over. If you're interested in scheduling this lecture for your guild, send me an email.

April 12-16, 2016 - Tucson Quilters Guild, Tucson, AZ - Lecture & Workshops - This will probably be the last opportunity to see a lecture or take a workshop with me.
Thank you so much for following my VidCasts...Wait til you see what I do with Photography Portraits...

Thursday, January 31, 2013

#075Bonnie McCaffery's VidCast - Festival of Quilts, Birmingham England

The Fesitval of Quilts in Birmingham England is one of the best quilt shows. I think you'll enjoy this...especially Jenny Raymond.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

#074Bonnie McCaffery's VidCast - Dominique Ehrmann

Dominique's quilts are so dimensional you can practically walk into them...literally. Sponsored by -

#073Bonnie McCaffery's VidCast - Vikki Pignatelli

I'm a little behind, but I'll try to catch up. I think you'll love Vikki and her creative techniques. Sponsored by -

Thursday, May 31, 2012

There are 3 more VidCasts you might want to catch up on. Gail Lawther takes us on a tour of her quilts inspired by a trip to New Zealand. Leslie Tucker Jenison finds a use for dried up paint. And a Creative group of quilters in Florida is inspired by the subject of doors - which leads to a series of quilts... Click on the links BELOW the pictures as the pictures are not clickable.

#069 Gail Lawther "Glimpes of New Zealand"

On a trip to New Zealand, Gail and her husband saw many many things that Gail decided to do a exhibit to capture them. Her exhibit (and book) is called "Glimpses of New Zealand". The book is available at Every quilt in the exhibit is in the book along with some great instructions. I think you'll be intrigued by her quilts as well as her demo.

Gail Lawther -

#070 Leslie Tucker Jenison - Gelatin Plate Monoprinting

Leslie is a very creative fiber artist and sees possibilities everywhere. We'll look at a couple of her quilts and fabrics. Then Leslie will do a monoprint demo.
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#071 Journeys Thru Art Quilts
Thru a synchronistic turn of events I discovered a group of quilters in Florida who did a neat challenge about doors. I had been teaching and loved the students. I heard about their smaller group that would be meeting the very next day - and it was my travel day. So paid them a visit and heard all about their quilts. I think you'll enjoy a look into their doors and techniques. Enjoy! Special Thanks - Kathy Rentz -
Judie Gutke Eyvonne Smith
Jerry Granata
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Patricia Foust
Karen Marchetti -
Pamela Post

Sunday, March 11, 2012

VidCasts and Travels...

I am so lucky to get to travel the world, meet fascinating people and to be able to produce videos that other people might like to watch. Last year I got to go to New Zealand and Australia (I do know I'm the luckiest person in the world). I met up with several international quilt teachers and decided to do VidCasts with a couple of them.

Lisa Walton from Australia is a hoot. She takes us on a tour of her quilt exhibit and then does a beading demo.

Mariya Waters from Australia has the most inventive ways for appliqué and quilting...I was so impressed with her award winning quilts but the demo is what really got me.

Yvonne Brown from the UK uses an unusual tool (a soldering iron) to create her Medieval tiles. I'm working on a couple more exciting trips. -August 2012 Birmingham UK quilt show - looking for gigs in Europe. -March/early April 2013 return trip to Europe. I'm hoping to exhibit at a quilt show in France in early April and hoping to get some teaching gigs in Europe while I'm there. -April/May 2013 Hawaii, California, Nevada - any groups in those states or on the west coast. So if you know of a group interested in connecting with any of these, please email me at -1 Photo a Day....makes me happy (and a better photographer) Bonnie McCaffery (always a student)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Found UFOs and Making Them Even Better

I know if you're like me you have UFOs - unfinished objects. I have tons because I don't think you have to finish long as you finish some things. I found this embroidered piece that I had done with one of the DigiBobbE(tm) 3 - "Paisley Gems" designs repeated in the Hoop-It-All square. It's "Digi"tized "Bobb"in "E"mbroidery.

Well I'm packing to go to Quilt Market and thought it would be really cool to add to my Schoolhouse presentation "DoodleZenDotZ with YLI Threads". First I painted in the tiny leaves with DecoArt SoSoft Fabric paint (metallic). BTW we will be selling more colors on the website shortly.
Then I added some DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint (glitter) and also dots of gold paint with a squeeze bottle.

I love how it turned out. If you're at Quilt Market, my Schoolhouse starts at 11:00.

Bonnie McCaffery
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