Under the Covers with Granny Reveals Oklahoma Secrets

September 20, 7:00 pm. The Norman Quilt Guild proudly presents Judy Howard’s "Centennial Stitches—Oklahoma History in Quilts" Trunk Show Program and her "Thanking Our Troops--God Bless America Touring Quilts" Exhibit at the McFarlin Methodist Church, 419 S. University Blvd, Norman, OK.

All profits from Judy's "Thanking Our Troops--God Bless America Touring Quilts" books and $100 exhibit rental fees go to provide quilts for wounded soldiers. See sneak preview of 300 touring quilt photos on www.HeavenlyPatchwork. Enter your 22" patriotic quilts and receive free book and chance at $2500 in prizes. Call Judy to reserve exhibit for your next patriotic event or quilt show at 405-751-3885 or BuckboardQuilts@cox.net

Come celebrate America in Quilts!
Judy Howard, Owner since 1976
Buckboard Antique Quilts


250 quality vintage quilts at affordable prices


Award-winning Author of

Heavenly Patchwork--Quilt Stories Stitched with Love

Heavenly Patchwork II--Quilts Stories to Warm Your Heart

Centennial Stitches--Oklahoma History in Quilts

Programs, Exhibits & Fund-Raising Discounts Available


Book, Program & Exhibit Profits go to Charity Quilting


A simple rubric which may open dialogue and assist storytellers in deciding where they are in their development and help them map out their own skill building and training.

NOVICE - You enjoy listening to stories told but have not yet told a story in public. Have no formal stories to share.

BEGINNER - A few stories to share, little public telling experience, attended 1-5 workshops or classes, still learning .

APPTENTICE - A handful of stories, some public experience (1-15), have attended 5-20 workshops and classes, still learning.

JOURNEY(man/woman/one)- A larger store of stories, shared in 20-50 public concerts, programs, had varied story experiences, able to teach others basic techniques, have developed some specialized telling ability, still learning.

ARTISAN - Greater wealth of stories to share, have done many concerts, programs, workshops 60-100); able to teach skillfully basic to intermediate level classes; have developed a highly personal style and ability; have explored other arts and experimented with merging them with storytelling or explored ways to expand skills and delivery in new and innovative ways.

MASTER - A wealth of stories, publications, recordings, experience in many venues, frequently cited/quoted, able to teach others more advanced techniques, skillfully presents storytelling as an art form, highly developed general and specialized ability/style, adds to the philosophical and artistic understanding of storytelling as an art form through mentoring, writing, teaching; still learning...

--Marilyn A. Hudson



Marilyn A. Hudson, 'The Oklahoma Ghost Teller', will be returning to the Overholser Mansion in October to support the lovely historic structure through a series of storytelling and tour events. She will be performing two story sessions per night from Oct. 27-30.   Well received in 2009, Hudson looks forward to returning to the mansion to share her historically based tales with attentive and delighted audiences.

"It was the perfect venue, " she noted recently in an interview, "the grand dame of early Oklahoma looking lovely in the autumn twilight, the coach house alight with the faint glow of pumpkin toned lights, and audiences of teens and adults waiting to enjoy a shiver or two."

Hudson, who holds degrees in both history and library and information studies, began crafting shivery takes from legends and early news accounts several years ago.  A professional storyteller for over a decade and a published author, she enjoys the experience as much as her audiences.

Hudson will also be at the Warr Acres Library on Saturday, October 23, 2010 sharing tales for upper elementary and adult.  She still has some openings for Fall Break, by the way.

Look for her, in her long black cape, as she brings some delightful seasonal tales for what writer Ray Bradbury called the "October country."

OKC Storytelling Festival Ghost Tales