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The crafts and craft supplies and book sale on June 20 and 21 went very well.  We made a total of $553 for the Spelling Bee, and crafters came up to me afterwards saying “Put me on the list for next year.”  They were wonderful, enthusiastic and helpful to those curious about different crafts .  We had 14 sellers — a record. 

Crafters included Jo-Ann Allen, Margo Axelson, Jane Bowen and her friend Mayda, Terry Cavanaugh, Renate Craig, Sharon Francis, Jean Jackson, Margie King, Lois and Bob Lenz, Carol Orloff, Vivian Schell, Sammie Simpson, Sharon Wilson and several from Appalachian Crafters.JuneArtsandCraftssetup2

The demos by the sellers were a good addition to the sale. Jean Jackson demoed the “quilting revival” when rotary cutters replaced scissors.  Sammie Simpson showed “String Piecing” by machine and Quilts of Valor blocks, the quilt project for combat veterans.  Then Sharon Francis offered scrapbook and stamping, and Vivien Schell gave a crash course on knitting and Carol Orloff taught how to crochet.  Renata Craig demoed making borders for scrapbook pages and cards.

Former Friends board member Peg Russell donated 2 sewing machines.  We sold one and the other is available for the auction.  Quilter Sammie Simpson who had a table at the sale knows how to recondition sewing machines – she worked on this one, and took it home to oil it, so it’s in like-new condition.

We also had several donations of hand-embroidered doilies from the 1930’s and 40’s going into the Silent  Auction.

Thanks to Jan Ruiz, Elo-ly Bailey, Karen Francis, Gail MacLean, Kay Cameron, Irene Scrimshaw, Carey Randall and Sonia Roberts for all their valuable volunteer help.

The book sale in the library’s breezeway also did well – here I am watching a young reader search the bookshelves.  JuneArtsandCrafts&booksJulieChautinandlilgirl

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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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