Thursday, February 19, 2009

Member News

Feb 20-22; Hillcrest Fine Arts Festival at Hillcrest Congregational Church, 2000 West Rd, La Habra Heights; free parking and admission. Opens at 10:00am. Joanell Connolly will have a booth at this show.

March 11-15th Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge, TN. Jamie Fingal's art quilt "Divine Inspiration" is part of the Sacred Threads '07 special exhibit.

March 14-April 5th; SAA Squared Juried Exhibition, Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles; Gallery hours are Sat/Sun Noon-4pm; opening reception on Sat, Mar 14th from 7-10pm. Joanell Connolly and Jamie Fingal have pieces in this exhibit.

"Springing Forward" an exhibit that is touring the country, beginning at Road to California '09, and including three Mancuso shows (New Jersey, Denver & PIQF). This special exhibit will also appear in all four Original Creative Festivals. Joanell Connolly, Cindy Cooksey, Stacy Hurt, and Terry Waldron have pieces in this exhibit

Stacy Hurt has a postcard in the Raven Challenge and it will also included in the Collage Mania auction in May.

"Unfettered Letters" challenge organized by Quilts on the Wall: Fiber Artists is touring the country. It will be at the Denver National Quilt Festival April 30-May 3, Original Creative Festivals in Cincinnati, OH June 25-27 and Reno, NV July 30-Aug 1, PIQF in Santa Clara, CA Oct 15-18, and Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Feb-Mar 2010. Cindy Cooksey, Stacy Hurt and Terry Waldron have pieces in this exhibit

Cindy Cooksey's quilt “Gaps” continues to tour the country with the "Alzheimer’s: Forgetting Piece by Piece" exhibit. In 2009 it will be crisscrossing the country in Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Tennessee, North Carolina, Minnesota, Alabama, Maine, Pennsylvania and more. Go to to see detailed schedule information.

Peggy Calvert is heading up the Orange County Quilters Guild show in September of 2009; Juried Show open to all quilters worldwide. Entry form available soon on website "Quilts - Our Global Language." Show Dates: Sat/Sun, Sept 26 & 27; Cal State University, Fullerton. Orange County Quilters Guild website

Pretty Little Mini Quilts, published by Lark Books, which is yet to be released; Cindy Cooksey (2) and Jamie Fingal (1) have pieces in the book.

Cindy Cooksey is on the front page of the Local section of the OC Register dated February 9, 2009 about the quilts at the Bowers Museum, where she and other quilters gathered to demonstrate what they make.

Jamie Fingal has an article in the March/April 2009 issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine "An Apron as Personal Armor."

Jamie Fingal will be a guest on Quilting Arts TV, Season 4 that will air in July 2009