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Arts & Crafts & Craft Supplies and Blowout Book Sale coming June 20 & 21 — this year we’ve added demos!

Posted on: June 11, 2013

2012SharonFrancis8-12Friends of Murphy Library are holding our annual Arts & Crafts and Craft Supplies Sale to raise funds for prizes for the Cherokee County Middle School Spelling Bee.  The Craft Supplies Sale extends to the back of the library where we are also holding a Book Sale.  Both sales are on Thursday and Friday, June 20 & 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  
 
Thanks to all for visiting one of the most fun – fundraisers. You are certain to find a new project or three.  If not, let one of our crafters know! 
 
New this year  – seven people are going to do demos.
 Quilters start it off.   
 
10:30 a.m. Jean Jackson will demo a “Quilting Revival, from Scissors to Rotary Cutters.” She’ll give an over view of what has happened in quilting in the past 25 years or so mainly because of the use of the rotary cutter. 
 
11:00 — Sammie Simpson will demo String Piecing using machine quilting and making one of the Quilts of Valor.  This is one of the earlist methods of quilting when women frugally used bits of old clothing. Sammie says “they hand pieced on paper or another piece of “foundation” cloth that they had.”  Sometimes they used newspaper.  Quilts of Valor are given to all combat service members and veterans touched by war through the Quilts of Valor Foundation.
 
12:00 — Sharon Francis will do a paper cutting and scrapbook demo. 
 
12:30 — Vivian Schell will offer a knitting course — here’s a chance to learn to knit!
 
1:00 p.m. — Have you wanted to learn to crochet?  Carol Orloff will show you how.
 
1:30 — Renata Craig demos the Border Maker System which is ideal for borders on scrapbook pages, and for cards.  She will show how different cartridges make cards with different effects.
 
Items for sale include quilting fabrics, jewelry-making items, artistss’ acrylic paints in new unopened bottles, flowers and flower arrangements, scrapbooking and stamping items, papercrafting, yarn, how-to CD’s, you name it — someone probably has it!  

Quilters Linda Simms, Louise MacDonald and Sammie Simpson love their favorite hobby.  MacDonald and Simpson will be at the 2011 Craft Supplies Sale to encourage and help other quilters find a new project.

Quilters Linda Simms, Louise MacDonald and Sammie Simpson love to quilt. MacDonald and Simpson will be at the 2013 Craft Supplies Sale to encourage and help other quilters find a new project.

 Sellers include  Sharon Francis, Sammie Simpson, Renata Craig, Jo-Ann Allen, Margie King, Vivian Schell, Carol Orloff, Jane Bowen, Lois Lenz, Jean Jackson with Sharon Wilson, Terry Cavanaugh and Margo Axelson from Appalachian Crafters.

 
Volunteers include Jan Ruiz, Gail MacLean, Carey Randall, Irene Scrimshaw, former library staffer, Lois Lenz, Elo-ly Bailey, Karen Francis and Kay Cameron.  Louise MacDonald and Julie Chautin chair this event.  After all the sellling is over, middle schoolers win!
  
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