Monday, September 21, 2009

Two quilting events in Fullerton coming up!

Two events coming up: this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, is the Orange County Quilt Guild Show at Cal State Fullerton. I'll have two quilts there, one in the main exhibit and another in the "Best of the Best." I'm looking forward to it!

Then October 11 - December 31 is a Contemporary Quilts exhibit at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, also in Fullerton. The address is 1201 West Malvern Ave., Fullerton, CA 92833. Artists include Charlotte Bird, Loris Bogue, Joanell Connolly, Cindy Cooksey, Jamie Fingal, Sumi Foley, Melissa Frankel, Susan Hart Henegar, Carol Henke, Rose Hughes, Stacy Hurt, Jeannie Moore, Cindy Rinne, Julie Zaccone Stiller, Deborah Weir, and Susan Willen. There's an opening reception on Sunday, October 11, from 12-3.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Some of you may notice that my blog has a new look. Many thanks to Stacy and Jamie for lots of expert advice. I was in the old version of Blogger and needed to switch to the newer version, so that I could easily add gadgets, etc.

There are still things to do. The header is probably temporary - I want something that says "Cookseyville" on it. I have other additions to make. In the meantime, I hope you like what you see.

Friday, September 18, 2009

what I've been working on lately

Here are two work in progress photos for my "Summer" quilt. Still have to finish the binding, attach the facial features and give the bird some legs.

It's my cat, Olive. What's summery about it? The sun. Olive is an indoor cat, but if she were outside on a summer's day, I can imagine her murmuring to the birds, just like she does when she's inside.

She's a rather large cat, very fluffy, so I wanted her to take up most of the quilt. She's really quite beautiful and special, but very shy, so I've enjoyed making this quilt to honor her.

Another thing I've been doing is decorating the ballot box for the clothing, doll, etc. exhibit at the Flying Geese Quilt Show in November. I'm in charge of this special little exhibit, and I'm excited that we got a lot of submissions. Plenty of variety. Craft is cool!

I've had this fuzzy fabric forever and thought I'd make a funky ballot box with it. Now my fingers are covered with dried glue and pink fuzz. Oh well, it was worth it.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Hurray, my SAQA Foot Square Auction quilt sold this morning! Thanks, Leda Muro of Scottsdale, Arizona.
There are plenty more quilts left.
The auction continues on Thursday with more pages of quilts....

Thursday, September 10, 2009

SAQA Auction on now!

Whoa! The SAQA Foot Square Auction has begun, and my quilt is in this segment! Click on the link to see the quilts. I'm on page 1B.