Created by: Helen Cook
Project

Road To Oklahoma

What are you most proud of? That I hand quilted it on a standup frame, although it took 2 years with it set up in my living room to accomplish. I have slept under it ever since. It is my personal favorite of all the quilts I have made. It won a blue ribbon in the 1998 Franklin County Fair . Out of about 12 quilt entries in the fair only 3 won blue ribbons. I feel very fortunate to have been one of the 3 winners. The quilt judges from Washington County were very tough and thorough that year and I thank them for it. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I don't have any at this time.

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Helen Cook made Road To Oklahoma with:

  • 100% cotton fabric and batting

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That I hand quilted it on a standup frame, although it took 2 years with it set up in my living room to accomplish. I have slept under it ever since. It is my personal favorite of all the quilts I have made. It won a blue ribbon in the 1998 Franklin County Fair . Out of about 12 quilt entries in the fair only 3 won blue ribbons. I feel very fortunate to have been one of the 3 winners. The quilt judges from Washington County were very tough and thorough that year and I thank them for it. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I don't have any at this time.

Q&A with Helen Cook

sfgrrl asked:
I, too come from Oklahoma run people - so I was very attracted to the name of your quilt ... excellent work!
Helen Cook answered:
Can you just iomagine what our grandmother's life was like? There was nothing but open prarie and aready in the fall of the year in 1893, anyway. I know there were several different "Runs" We owe them a lot.

Skill Level

Intermediate