Once in a rabbit moon...
Sometimes I truly get goose bumps thinking about how certain people will show up in my life. How those people magically appear and how I instantly feel like I have known them my whole life and we are the best of friends. How for some reason, we are brought together at a certain time and a certain place for a certain reason. This is the story...
In 2011, while attending the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival, I stumbled upon this quilt. You know I fell in love with it at first sight. I even blogged about it back then.
Little did I know, that two years later, I would be having a Play Date and Chat with the Cabin Branch Quilter's Guild in Virginia. Little did I know that I would be invited to stay at the home of the guild's Vice President. Little did I know that the VP was the creator of that wonderful rabbit quilt I fell in love with.
Please meet, my new and dear friend, Shannon Shirley of Once in a Rabbit Moon. Shannon is a designer, author, quilt maker, speaker, instructor and...bunny lover!!!!
This is the room I was invited to stay in.
Vintage and new quilts everywhere!
Charming vignettes in every corner.
There is so much warmth and love throughout Shannon's home that she shares with her delightful mom.
The back porch filled with bunnies of course!
This is Shannon's studio. Her father, who has since passed away, helped her build it. It's on the third floor of her home, nestled high in the trees. Light, love and creativity fill this space.
Shannon has won many ribbons and awards for her work. She is truly a remarkable lady and well deserving of each award.
This is the classroom in her home. Yes, she even has a classroom to share the art of quilting.
This sign hangs on the door to her classroom. The rabbits are actually a vintage bookmark. Awesome!
So I really don't know how it happens or even why it does, but all I know
is that once in a rabbit moon, a new friend is brought into my life, and that new friend, will be my friend, for my entire life.
Light, love and hugs to you Shannon.
Michelle and the Bunnies