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Local Artists

Local Artists

Not only do we live in an a beautiful area, we are blessed with many talented local artists.  The Cotton Ball is honored to have in our store the following artist patterns & kits, as well as their quilts and product models on display.

Mary Jo Hiney- We have the largest retail selection of Mary Jo products in the count
She creates gorgeous Hand Dyed Silks in: Ribbons, Organza and Velvets; she create beautiful Patterns- Purses, intricate pin cushions, flower pins and more. 
Mary Jo Hiney

Rob Appell
  Son of & Former owner of The Cotton Ball, Quilt Designer, Teacher, Embroidery Designer, Artist, Pfaff Certified Technician...what doesn't he do?  Rob's Endangered Species quilts are remarkable on display; his patterns and kits, his pattern book and Morro Bay rock pattern are available in store.

Millie Bogdanovich:  Quilt Artist & Pattern Designer- all original designs, textural, dimensional.  "She can sit down without a plan, and her design just flows out of her, stunning & different every time" Becky Rodgers friend and Quilting teacher.  Millie's Wall hanging and quilt patterns are available in the store.

Melissa Lunden of Lunden Designs:  Quilt Artist & Pattern Designer- Melissa has worked closely with Birch organic fabrics and designs modern quilts with modern fabrics- fresh, fun and young at heart.  Melissa's quilt patterns are available in the store.  For more information visit her website at