Wednesday, November 15, 2006

City of Orange
Council Meeting
Tuesday, November 14th

We un-roled the quilt for the very first time for everyone to see!
It still needs binding and a special hanging sleeve.
It was quite an accomplishment to complete this - a total group effort!

Monday, November 13, 2006

We're all sewn up! Julie and I did the seams today, me sewing and she holding the bulk of the quilt. Then we went to Leah's store and photographed it on the floor, while Julie was standing on the store counter. Quite a picture! It's not a perfect shot, but Jen put the 3 pictures together in photoshop and voila - we have it. I'm hoping for some better pictures at the City Council meeting tomorrow. Isn't it FUN!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Annie's section - which is the end on the right Posted by Picasa
here's the other section with the rest of the rocket, bird, and castle Posted by Picasa

need a larger room to lay this out on to get a proper picture. It's looking good - Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 06, 2006

Beginning Sections from left to right 1 thru a portion of 5 Posted by Picasa
Portion of 2, then sections 2 through 6 and a portion of 7 Posted by Picasa
Portion of 6 and then sections 7 through 10 and a tiny bit of section 11Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 29, 2006

Finally, finally was able to get started on my slice of the library quilt. I'm having so much fun. Two days and I have the top part done. Need to work on the bottom part, rabbit with clock and guy in the suit of armor. This is what I have so far. It's so bright, may have to tone it down.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Terry Waldron has 2 quilts accepted into Quilts=Art=Quilts. Out of 285 entries, 96 were accepted. "Rain or Shine" and "Calla Lilies" will be shown from Nov 4th to Jan 7, 2007 at Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, New York.
Cindy Cooksey has a quilt "Gap" in Ami Simms' travelling exhibit "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece" that will be shown at PIQF (Santa Clara) in Mid-October 2006 and Road to California (Ontario) in Mid-January 2007.
Jamie Fingal and Cindy Cooksey both have quilts accepted into The World of Beauty exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Nov 1-5, 2006. Jamie (La Vie Boheme and I've Got Rhythm); Cindy (Garden of Earthly Delights).
Anne Copeland, Jamie Fingal and Stacy Hurt will have pieces in the upcoming Journal Quilt book that will be out in October, published by Quilting Arts, LLC.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Jamie, Joanell and Terry's sections are sewn together - I had to re-do the "U" because it didn't line up. And this was difficult, because I don't do BIG. So if you can imagine it being crammed into my sewing room and then putting the "U" under the needle to sew on. Arghhh. What do you think? Posted by Picasa
ocean and horse re-do Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Stacy's section with the new RED and ORANGE stripes and letters. Looks great! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Just starting the sections - Vickie (pink) and Anne (yellow) Posted by Picasa
Terry's and Cindy's sections together. Cindy still needs to add her portion of the castle and then needs to be machine quilted. Whooohooo, this is looking terrific! Posted by Picasa
Terry's section - ready to sew to another section of the library quilt Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Joanell here. I have part 6, the orange planet. I thought that working with a pattern and the base fabric was great. I used the paper pattern, reverse side, on the light table to trace on the Wonder Under. I don't usually work this way, but will in the future. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 30, 2006

HI From Peggy
I have section 12, and a very tiny sliver of the princess.
I think 3 strands of hair, but both shoes.....
If you have section 13, would you like to share some fabric or shall we make her a "punk" princess...perhaps a lock of hot pink? I am happy to trade some of my fabric to you for some matching hair fabric if you do not want a Punk Princess....or perhaps we can coordinate using yarn???
Since you have most of the princess just let me know what you want to do.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

It's Cindy again. My top (section9,10) is more or less done, as you can see by the first photo.
The other 2 photos show details of the train and the kite. This is lots of fun!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Hi, this is Cindy, and so far I have a bunch of shapes cut out and wonder undered, but nothing fused down yet. I still have to do my parts of the kite and castle, and finish the train. And the rocket needs a point on the end of the nose. This is section 9-10.

Back to work!

Monday, July 17, 2006

I'm thrilled with my dragon (even if I do say so myself) and love how the spikes turned out. I have no idea about the sky. Any suggestions?

The butterfly will pop when I'm finished with it. Couldn't see it disappear till I saw the photo :)

Friday, July 14, 2006

The mermaid is ready to machine quilt, so whoever is on either side of me you can continue the color scheme of the lettering. Whoohoo! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Watercolored Display Board for Library Fundraiser - of course the quilt will be different from this painting - because all the artists are using BRIGHT patterned fabrics - like polka dots, stripes and conversation prints. The 3 stripes throughout the entire piece will be the colors in the painting - red, aqua and orange in the same BRIGHT patterned fabrics, which are the artist's choice. Each artist will choose fabrics that have contrast, so that the lettering will POP out, and that viewers can read the sign from the entrance of the library.
Leah's in Orange has generously donated 10 yards of Warm & Natural Batting for this project! Whooohooo. Section 1 & 2 - Stacy Hurt; Section 3 & 4 - Julie Schlueter; Section 5 - Jamie Fingal; Section 6 - Joanell Connolly; Section 7 & 8 - Terry Waldron; Section 9 & 10 - Cindy Cooksey; Section 11 - Jamie Fingal and Cathy Norton; Section 12 - Peggy Calvert; Section 13 - Vickie Valdez-Green; Section 14 - Anne Copeland. The side panels will be made by everyone.

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Saturday, July 08, 2006

Side Panels 2' x 5' that will go on each side of the larger quilt - framing the Information Desk Posted by Picasa
The Adventure Starts here - this quilt will be 14 feet wide x 4 feet tall for the new children's section of the Orange Main Library. Artwork by Jamie Fingal. Each art quilter has a section to complete be it 2'x4' or 1'x4' with a 1" margin around the entire piece. Each section will have a top of fused fabrics, Warm & Natural Batting and a back. Each artist will free motion quilt the their own section, and add beads if they so desire. Our goal is to put together the two side panels at our August gathering and to be done with our sections by our October meeting and then we can sew them together. Each artist can document their own progress on this blog by taking digital pictures of their section. Posted by Picasa