I’m a Member!

I’m a Member!

of the Blue Ridge Polymer Clay Guild! ‘Very proud to have joined this creative bunch of ladies, today!

The lady in yellow is Marilyn Davenport who comes all the way from Sevierville, TN! Today she demonstrated a polymer quilt technique!Laura Sheaffer and I attended.

Since Laura is an accomplished quilter, this was right up her alley!Marilyn was a knowledgable teacher. It was an inspiring and memorable session!

In the Ashe County Courthouse…

In the Ashe County Courthouse…

I discovered this quilt:

It needed an identifying plaque, but I have no doubt it was done by the Ashe County Piecemaker’s Guild. 

The mountain scene in the middle reflects the view from the courthouse.


I had to get a close-up of the cows!Then, I found this print in the second floor lounge.


I got the artist’s name on this one:


I’ll have to see if I can find her online.

New Gemstone Beads! 

New Gemstone Beads! 

These are from Emerald Hollow Mine in Hiddenite, NC. The rubies are more raspberry red than this photo shows, but still very lucious! The rose quartz have microfacets that make them look like they glow. The sodalite cubes are more royal blue than this shows, too.I am very pleased with this purchase! These labradorite beads are from JTV. I am pleased with them, too!

Another Great Get Together! 

Another Great Get Together! 
Another Great Get Together! 

On Friday, April 12, her birthday, Laura and I took an enameling class at the River Arts District in Asheville, NC.This is Laura’s:This is mine:

When the class was over, we wandered through that part of the district (it’s a big place!) and then drove to Fresh West, a wood-fired pizza place.

 These colorful shops were more studios.I wish I’d gotten a photo of their oven. It was a huge black mound encrusted with glass and tile mosaics. I’ll have to go back. This has nothing to do with it!
On Saturday, we left out early to visit the Blue Ridge Polymer Clay Guild in Arden, NC, not far from Asheville.