A visit to the North Carolina home of Georgia Bonesteel is much more than just a quilting experience. Georgia is known for her lap quilting technique, using a large wooden hoop and a magnifying glass, and we are included in a viewing of some of her amazing creations. Georgia is also a Master Gardener, chicken farmer, and community volunteer, who approaches all her activities with enthusiasm and endless energy. Her history includes broadcasting a quilting show nearly 40 years ago, and authoring nine books on lap quilting. She helps to maintain the gardens at The Flat Rock Playhouse, whose walls feature a quilt block that she designed. The tour includes both Georgia’s home of 45 years, and the Playhouse gardens.
Georgia Bonesteel opens her house up to Alex and Ricky and shares her art and creativity that she has put into her home as well as her studio, which was once a music room.
Georgia shares some of her great lap quilting tips on her antique quilt as well as demonstrating her "quilt as you go" techniques to put together a lap quilt.
Georgia shows off her latest gadget, her BERNINA magnifier. Georgia loves how this helps while quilting and putting together her lap quilts.
Georgia and her husband maintain the gardens at The Flat Rock Playhouse, whose walls feature a quilt block that she designed. Georgia shares how she became involved in The Flat Rock Playhouse and then invited her quilting friends to join in with her and how the history began.