Category: Crafts

Oroville Piecemaker’s Guild 2018 Quilt Show

By Melissa Wynn Photo by guild member Jan Abramson Attention seasoned quilters, collectors, beginners and those curious about quilting. On October 27 & 28, 2018, the Oroville Piecemakers Quilt Guild (OPQG) will once again host their biannual Quilt Show from 10am to 4pm (both days) at the Oroville Municipal Auditorium (1200 Meyers Street, Oroville). In addition to the quilts on display, guests will have an opportunity to admire the quilts made during the first annual “Kids Quilt Camp”, browse quilts for sale, and start their holiday shopping at a boutique filled with items hand crafted by the talented members...

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Art with Ashlee- Front Porch Turkey

By Ashlee Herrera 1. Strip pallets. Each turkey will need quite a few boards. About two pallets each. 2. The longest boards stripped will be the feathers. With each set of feathers dropping by only a couple inches. Decide how tall you want the tallest one and go from there. My tallest feather is about 18 inches. 3. Now draw a curve/rounded line on the top of the feather, and cut with a ban saw repeat this on all 7 feathers. 4. Next you need to get the body. It is a series of three different sized circles. You will have to pin...

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Row By Row

   For centuries the handmade quilt has been a staple of American culture. From the basic patchwork and crazy quilt designs to intricate scenes and patterns, quilts have grown from a simple bed covering made from scraps of material to a worldwide, collectible form of art. Since colonial times quilting has fostered social groups through collective quilting bees and circles.   Today the craze continues and spreads through several social media platforms. Among the most popular quilter platforms online Row By Row Experience is bringing quilters and shops together to share patterns, lessons and the latest quilter’s news.   ...

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Art With Ashlee-Sunflower Door Wreath

1. Supplies: 12-inch Metal Wreath Frame, Plastic Mesh Yellow and Green, Wired Burlap Ribbon in Brown, Pipe cleaners, Zip-ties, 1 sheet of stiff Plastic Canvas, scissors, measuring tape or ruler, and a sharpie 2. Cut yellow and green plastic mesh into pieces. For the green leaves, I used 11x10 inch pieces. For the yellow petals, I used 10x10 inch pieces. You will need 12 of the green pieces and 48 of the yellow. Don’t stress if they aren’t exactly the same the mesh is hard to measure and cut. Just get it as close as you can. 3. Starting...

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Art With Ashlee Pallet Flag Project

By Ashlee Herrera 1)    Start with a pallet.   2)    You will need red, white and blue paint. I had leftover outdoor paint laying around from painting our house, so I just used that.   3)    Tape off the top left hand side of the pallet. Paint inside of that square blue. Let dry.   4)    Remove tape. Alternate red and white paint creating the strips. Make sure to go all the way from the blue paint to the end of the boards. Let dry.   5)    Now that its dry, it’s time to paint the stars. I had...

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