Brown-Hunter Trunk Show Comes to Calais

Bonnie Brown Hunter shows her recently completed Double Wedding Ring quilt top, one of the many quilts she will discuss at her upcoming Trunk Show. (Photo submitted by Lynda Duplissa).

Quilt maker Bonnie Brown Hunter of Pembroke will be at the Calais Methodist Homes Recreation Hall at 10 Palmer Street Extension in Calais, on Wednesday, November 5 at 6 pm, to share an evening with quilters and quilt lovers, “Looking Back at Thirty Years of Quilting.”  The program is made possible by St. Croix International Quilters-Calais/St. Stephen.

Hunter, who has taught quilting classes and workshops in the area for many years, will present a Trunk Show of her quilts and talk about how quilting has changed since she first learned in the early 80’s. “Quilting is not just a hobby for me—it is my passion,” she says.

 “I find inspiration for classes everywhere, keeping in mind the needs of students.”  Hunter adds that she learns as much from her students as they learn from her.  “They have taught me there is no ‘right way’ to quilt; we each find a way that works best for us.” 

She is a member of St. Croix International Quilters’ Guild of Calais-St. Stephen, Ironworks Quilters of Pembroke, and Pine Tree Quilters Guild of Maine, and has taken classes from many well-known instructors.  

Those familiar with her work will also remember her as the coordinator for the St. John the Evangelist Church Biennial Quilt Shows in Pembroke and a designer of numerous fundraising quilts for local non-profit groups. 

The trunk show will feature some quilts from her own line of quilt patterns and will also introduce attendees to a quilt made from her new book, Cranberry Cove: A Downeast Maine Sampler Quilt.  She says this exciting evening will feature dozens of quilts and offer fresh insights about quilts and quilting. There is no charge.

Hunter’s new book will be available at the show. More information may be obtained by contacting Bonnie at (207) 726-5117 or by email at