Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Speaking and Teaching at Surfside

In July, I spoke at the Surfside Quilters guild in San Clemente. Such a wonderful, friendly group! It was Nancy Ota's suggestion to invite me. What an honor. I did a trunk show - 46 quilts! I have spoken to guilds and groups before, but it has been a few years. I was relieved that there were lots of friendly faces in the crowd. I also sold my Jukebox patterns and gift cards.

The next morning, I taught a workshop for a very nice group of women. I taught them how to make my halibut, "Just for the Halibut." My teaching experience is limited. I had only taught English paper piecing before. But it went pretty well. I took them step by step in the construction, and everyone ended up with a mostly done fish! I was so proud of everyone - they did great.

Nancy Ota took this photo, better than the ones I took, of all the fish made in class. Most of them still need their eyes.

Debby Myers sent me a photo of her finished halibut. Who knew halibut went with Spam?

Nancy Ota added beads to hers. She used some slippery fabric that I had doubts if it would work, but it turned out great!

Nancy's friend Candy made three beautiful batik halibuts! She has a school of them.


Carol said...

I am so pleased to have a Cindy Cooksey halibut of my very own!

Cindy Cooksey said...

Thanks, Carol! I know he's in a good home.