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Donations of arts, crafts supplies and craft books have been filling up the Murphy Library break room.   Acting Librarian, Melissa Barker, was happy to see all the treasures that await shoppers at the Friends of Murphy Library’s annual Crafts and Crafts Supplies Sale.

The sale takes place this Thursday and Friday, June 14 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the meeting room at the library in downtown Murphy. Everyone is welcome to come by and find the perfect gift or the makings of a fun summer project.

Local crafts people including Sammie Simpson, Ronney Craig, Jo Ann Allen and Sharon Francis sell finished crafts, sewing machines, fabrics, scrapbook and stamping supplies, and they give free crafty advice! Volunteers for the Friends’ will be at tables filled with quilting fabrics, yarns, paints, brushes and other art supplies donated by library patrons.

Free demos include sewing machine maintenance at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, and stamping and scrapbook demos at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

Friends of Murphy Library sponsor the sale to buy prizes for the Cherokee County Schools Spelling Bee, co-sponsored by the Cherokee Scout’s Newspaper in Education program and to raise funds for more books at the library. Call 837-2417 for details.

 

The Crafts Supplies along with the Book Sale & Cooking Supplies Sale take place this Thursday and Friday, July 20 and 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the library in downtown Murphy.   Everyone is welcome.

Eight local crafts people as well as volunteers sell crafts, fabrics, all sorts of art supplies, and give free crafty advice! Sellers are: Bobbie Allen, Jo Ann Allen, Joan Block, Ronney Craig, Joanne Donaldson, Sharon Francis, and Sammie Simpson. The Friends also sell wonderful fabrics and craft & art supplies donated by library patrons.

Free demos include sewing machine maintenance on Thursday and other demos on Friday.   Books of all types and cooking supplies will fill the library’s back breezeway.

Friends of Murphy Library sponsor the sale to buy prizes for the Cherokee County Schools Spelling Bee, co-sponsored by the Cherokee Scout’s Newspaper in Education program. Call 837-2417 for details.

 

Friends of Murphy Library are holding their popular Crafts and Crafts Supplies Sale along with a Book Sale Thursday and Friday, July 21 & 22  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Eleven local crafts people as well as volunteers sell crafts, fabrics, all sorts of art supplies, and give free crafty advice!

Sellers are: Ronney Craig, Sharon Francis, Sammie Simpson, Jo Ann Allen, Bobbie Allen, Vivien Schell, Carol Orloff, Joanne Donaldson, Rikki Wocell, Joan Block and Millie Crawford.

Volunteers Louise MacDonald, Scotty Plappert, Barbara Mansfield, Brenda McQuillan, Carolyn Girvin, Karen Francis, Irene Schrimshaw, and Susan Severance will be happy to help you.

Books of all types are also for sale in the library’s back breezeway.

Demo Schedule  Thursday July 21

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Sammie Simpson will teach “The Care and Feeding of Vintage Sewing Machine” – bring her your questions – she knows how to maintain a machine.

Friday July 22

10:30 a.m. Quilter Louise MacDonald will share the secrets of hand-quilting.

11:30 Sharon Francis demos card making and has each participant make a card to take with them.

12:30 Ronney Craig demonstrates how the Creative Memories Border Maker works using cartridges to get many different designs. These borders can be used for scrapbooking, card making, and other hobbies. She’ll show how easy it is to get a professional looking card in a short time.

1:30 Sharon Francis will do another demo – to be decided.

2:30 p.m. Ronney Craig demonstrates how to use the Creative Memories Border Maker to combine 2 cartridges for a unique design for cards or scrapbooking pages. See how this easy-to-use tool can create some WOW looks!

Friends of Murphy Library sponsor the sale to buy prizes for the Cherokee County Schools Spelling Bee, co-sponsored by the Cherokee Scout’s Newspaper in Education program. Call 837-2417 for details.

The Friends of Murphy Library are holding a Quilting Fabric Sale full of beautiful colors and designs this Thursday, September 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.  Other craft supplies will be available as well as very crafty and how-to artsy books!

Did you hear about the boxes of fabrics quilter Sandra Rowland donated to the Craft Supplies Sale in July? We sold yards and yards of these fabrics, but have more to sell this Thursday. You don’t have to be a quilter either. Perhaps you want to cover some pillows with a pretty pattern or make a little table cloth that has words on it in Italian! If you look at these fabrics you will find something you love. Call 837-2417 for details.

2015MelissaBarkerEmilyBarker8-27-15Murphy Library’s assistant librarian Melissa Barker and her daughter Emily took a look at some of the fabrics for sale – all colors, types of patterns and very often they make you smile!

Proceeds help buy new computers for the library. Call 837-2417.

The Cherokee County Schools Spelling Bee took place at Martins Creek School on October 17 and all fifteen students at the Bee were amenable to spelling the words they were given.  However Martins Creek 6th grade student Pressley Payne actually had to spell “a-m-e-n-a-b-l-e.”  He did it calmly, distinctly, and perfectly, winning the 1st Place trophy along with a one hundred dollar cash prize.

The two competent runners-up were 7th graders, Eric Fox, from Hiwassee Dam Middle School in 2nd Place and Marie Sawdy from Murphy Middle School in 3rd Place, winning trophies along with fifty dollar and twenty-five dollar cash prizes respectively.

In addition to Pressley Payne, Hannah Smith and Eris Davis represented Martins Creek.  Hiwassee Dam students Nina Nicholson and Tucker Lynn joined Eric Fox, and Hagan Newton and Aleayah Cox came from Murphy Middle School along with Marie Sawdy.

Andrews Middle School students included Magnus Fonda, Joshua Um and Karra Postell.  Kirsten Pickelsimer, Shawn Bruce and Kaylee Campbell represented Ranger Middle School.

Marie Sawdy, 3rd Place, Eric Fox, 2nd Place, and Pressley Payne, 1st Place winners at Cherokee County Schools 2013 Spelling Bee.

Marie Sawdy, 3rd Place, Eric Fox, 2nd Place, and Pressley Payne, 1st Place winners at Cherokee County Schools 2013 Spelling Bee.

Parents cheered, teachers and principals smiled, and the hard-working students simultaneously breathed a sigh of relief.

Many thanks to all the crafts people and Friends volunteers who helped raise funds for prizes.

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

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!
  

Many thanks to Louise MacDonald, Jan Ruiz, Linda Tempke, Martha Penz, Gail MacLean, Carey Randall, and Nora King for volunteering, and to Jo Ann Allen, Sharon Francis, Sammie Simpson, Margie King, Kathy Hoyt, Diane Pelczynski, Leslie Beaster, and Michelle Campbell for selling their crafts at Friends of Murphy Library’s Craft and Book Sale last week.

Special appreciation goes to Donna Getch and Donna Cook in the Cherokee Scout’s advertising department for their excellent advice. 

Our wonderful community made this event a success and local students are the winners. Proceeds will provide awards for the Cherokee County Middle School Spelling Bee later this fall.

Nora King brought her friends who volunteered to re-organize the books in the back breezeway.  They made it fun and easy to browse through the shelves and discover treasures.

If you are an artist, craftsperson, book lover, collector, or just looking for a good time, don’t miss Friends of Murphy Library’s popular Crafts and Craft Supplies and Books in the Breezeway Sales on Thursday and Friday, August 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library.

Murphy Library volunteer Julie Armstrong looks over items for Friends of Murphy Library’s Crafts and Craft Supplies Sale this Thursday and Friday August 2 and 3 in the library’s meeting room from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Books and Media Sale takes place in the breezeway in back of the library. Call 837-2417.

The Crafts and Craft Supplies Sale raises money for prizes in the Cherokee County Schools annual Spelling Bee.  The Bee is co-sponsored by The Cherokee Scout’s Newspaper in Education and Friends of Murphy Library.

 Crafters and artists sell their excess supplies, finished crafts and make a donation to the Bee fund.  They love to talk about their work. Sammie Simpson, Jo-Ann Allen, Sharon Francis, Kathy Hoyt and Leslie Beaster will have tables full of quilts, quilting fabrics, yarn, scrapbook items, sewing items and lots more.  The Friends sell donated items including a whittling set, tie-dye paints with t-shirts, fabrics, and frames.  Moreover, Friends members like Louise MacDonald are there to lend advice to novice crafters.

Are your bookshelves empty?  The Murphy Library’s Books in the Breezeway shelves have been reorganized making it easy to find your favorite authors, fiction and nonfiction, and lots of books on tape.  And when you buy books on tape, they leave your hands free for, what else, your favorite craft. Call 837-2417 for details.

Like to quilt?  Knit?  Paint? Keep a scrapbook? �We got supplies for those crafts and lots more.�

Friends of Murphy Public Library are holding our annual Craft and Craft Supplies Sale on August 2 and 3, Thursday and Friday, from 9 to 2 in the library’s meeting room, as well as a blowout Books in the Breezeway Sale in the back of the library. This year we�have added crafts along with the supplies for sale. You might find holiday gifts ahead of time.

Local crafters sell their own items and donate a portion of their proceeds to the Friends’ Spelling Bee fund. Monies raised reward students in the Cherokee County Schools 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Spelling Bee. The students love the spelling bee and we love to see them learn.

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.

If you are an artist or craftsperson, or want to be, don’t miss Friends of Murphy Library’s popular Craft Supplies Sale and Books in the Breezeway Sale on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is the 5th year the Craft Supplies Sale has been raising money for prizes in the Cherokee County Schools annual Spelling Bee.  The Bee is co-sponsored by The Cherokee Scout’s Newspaper in Education and Friends of Murphy Library.

Crafters and artists sell their excess supplies and gift items and love to talk about their work.  Terrie Allen will be there with her jewelry and Sammie Simpson with quilting items, along with Vivien Schell, Sharon Wilson, Jo-Ann Allen, Sharon Francis, and Margie King.  They will have tables full of quilting fabrics, yarn, scrapbook items – you name it, they can help you.  We also have a pottery wheel for sale and lots of finished crafts.

Are your bookshelves empty?  The Murphy Library’s Books in the Breezeway bookshelves are loaded and waiting with great titles for fall reading for all ages.  Call 837-2417.

Friends of Murphy Library held the annual Craft Supplies Sale July 23 and 24 to raise funds for prizes given to local students taking part in the Cherokee County Schools Spelling Bee for 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  Friends also held a Books in the Breezeway Sale to add to monies earned to buy new nonfiction books for young and teen reading sections of the library.  Total earned was over $700.

Local crafters sell their excess supplies and the Friends’ volunteers sell donated craft supplies.  The fun starts when we ask shoppers what their craft is.  If they don’t have a craft, we take that as meaning “don’t have a craft…yet” and then we get to work.

Quilter Nancy Brewster sits behind her fabrics for sale at the Craft Supplies Sale at the Murphy Library while Friends' volunteers Peg Russell and Louise MacDonald talk with customers.

Crafters included quilter, Nancy Brewster and Vivian Schell.  Nancy has wall quilts for sale at the new Downtown Bakery in Murphy.  Vivian is part of the Appalachian Crafters.   Terrie Allen from Mineral Bluff was selling and teaching jewelry making.  Sharon Francis works with delicate cutouts used in scrapbooking – she and Terrie Allen sells at the Saturday morning market in downtown Murphy.  And   Sandy Espenschied, the Gypsy Quilter, was there with her colorful fabric that would make even non-quilters pick up a needle and thread.

Louise MacDonald teaches quilting at the John C. Campbell Folk School and Tri County Community College.  Local writer Peg Russell volunteered with Louise on Friday.  Wouldn’t you know it, Peg left at the end of her shift with a quilting project in the works.  And Louise is thinking about writing down some of the anecdotes she tells so well.

Louise MacDonald and Peg Russell (from left) volunteered at the Craft Supplies Sale and found time to plan a quilt for Peg (the writer) to make and a book for Louise (the quilter) to write.

Jan Ruiz sold excess items from 4Seasons4U, Sharon Francis can teach you anything about scrapbooking and the crafts that go along with it, and Adrienne Schell and her mom Vivian had colorful fabrics all waiting for a project.


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