The third annual Bike Quilt is well underway thanks a series of quilting bees that happen each Wednesday. Anyone can join the a quilting bee, no experience necessary, hand-sewing instruction is provided. Come join a friendly group of people to snack, chat and contribute to an amazing work of art that will be raffled and raise money for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition at Winterfest (Dec. 5). The next quilting bee is Wed. Oct. 27 from 6-9pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for address and to RSVP.
Meet Bonnie Marie Johnson one of the many fabulous quilters
Why are you involved with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s bike quilt?
I just inherited a quilt from my Grandmother. When my grandmother died, she hadn’t finished the quilt, so my mom finished it and gave it to me. It’s stitched with “precious one, love Phyllis Fisher”. My partner’s mother is a great quilter, too. Also I recently saw the work of an artist who quilts that blew me away. And lastly I want to be a part of transportation’s rhetorical and creative history!
What is the most interesting piece of information did you take away from tonight’s quilting bee?
The name of a cookie we ate, the “Financier”, a French almond cookie/bread.
Where do you hope this quilt will be in 100 years?
Perhaps in some museum about the days when transportation was changing, when people were trying to figure out what to do when oil runs out.
What other creative interests do you have?
I refinish antique furniture. I have a garage full of furniture to work on and search for items daily. I also am obsessed with organic gardening, especially in the city!