Bonnie Swannack, a long-time WSQ member, passed away on March 1, 2022. You may remember Bonnie from the time she was featured quilter at the quilt show, or you may be one of the lucky owner’s of her prolific potholders. Please feel free to share your memories of Bonnie below.
Excerpt From the Spokesman Review, March 2022
Bonnie Cecil Mays Swannack passed away on March 1, 2022. Sewing was always a big part of Bonnie’s life. In the beginning, she sewed clothes with a Singer Featherweight sewing machine that was a surprise gift given to her by her parents when she was at college. Janet now has this sewing machine, but of course, Janet did not inherit her mother’s love of sewing. Bonnie later transitioned from sewing clothes to quilting. She was a member of the Washington State Quilters Association, and one year she was honored as their featured quilter. She also enjoyed many years of being an active member of the Cheney Country Quilters group. Bonnie spent years judging quilts at local fairs, where she also entered her own quilts and other handiwork including wall hangings, table runners, bags, pot holders, and the like. In recent years, she had documented that she had made and sold, over 20,000 pot holders.