Posted by: maureenc | May 26, 2017

The Death of Sunbonnet Sue: It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Girl

Source: The Death of Sunbonnet Sue: It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Girl


It’s all Jill’s fault! I had decided last Monday to drastically reduce my fabric and fibre stash as I wasn’t quilting much these days–

Then I went to Book Club and Jill says she now knows why her mum used to refer to her as Sun Bonnet Sue: Jill had “discovered” novels with a quilting theme, and yes! the theme started with Sunbonnet Sue.

Jill can not handle a needle in any shape or form(she says) so she asked me about making a Sunbonnet Sue quilt, or wall hanging, or—-

I had buried SBS a long long time ago so I asked Facebook friends for ideas where to find patterns. Helen in Tasmania mentioned Bad Sue and Sin Bonnet Sue and Mr Google led me to Kerry’s wonderful blog dated 2014.

I LOVE it!


  1. Thanks for sharing my post! I remember having such fun writing it and I’m glad it’s still getting the occasional reader!

  2. HI, interesting that you mention Sun Bonnet Sue,, a dear friend of mine Odette Teel, worked on some Sun Bonnet Sue, with Barbara Brackman and a group of ladies in the 1980’s. There are three quilts in the International Quilt Study Center in Nebraska. It you go on line, you will find where you can put in the name Sun Bonnet Sue and there are photos of 7 quilts. 3, Odette Donated, She passed away this year..


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