Everything You Need to Know About the December 12 Craft Fair!
In the past newsletters you have been reading about the craft fair at our December holiday lunch meeting. Ideas to donate include your favorite baked good(s), handmade blankets or scarves, woodworking item(s), pottery, holiday item(s) such as a Christmas hand towel or ornaments, plants, handmade jewelry or note cards. Cash donations are also welcome!
Suggested item value of $10-$15. Lesser or greater value items also appreciated. Please price your item(s) before you arrive. Stickers/tags will be available at the name tag table on that day if you need one. Items should be at the meeting by 10:45 am. “Preview” will be 11:00-11:15 am and the sale will take place from 11:15-12 Noon.
If you would like to donate an item but will not be able to attend the meeting, please call Wanda Leffler, 919-782-7051 or Hazel Cooper, 919-787-0941, to arrange for pickup.
Payment by cash or check, please.
If you have not already indicated the number of items you will be donating, please do so by checking the box on this month’s reservation form. We want to have plenty of space to display the wonderful items.
The Crafts Center - Presentation
A Place to Make Things
This is a unique opportunity to learn about arts and crafts such as pottery, woodworking, fibers, glass, painting and jewelry taught at NC State’s Crafts Center. The facility is open to all interested students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general public. We’ll meet the Director, George Thomas, and hear from several students about their experiences and have a chance to participate in a “ticket raffle” for handmade pieces of art. Proceeds will go to the Carol Caldwell Scholarship Endowment funded by the NC State University Woman’s Club and its members.
As Director of The Crafts Center, George Thomas leads one the largest University Craft Centers in the United States. The Crafts Center provides studio time and supports academic classes, projects, and independent studies. Since returning to Thompson Hall after renovation in 2009, emphasis has been placed in the creation of a new level of programming aimed at improving campus life. The Crafts Center is located in the Frank Thompson Hall and offers a state-of-the-art facility. Mr. Thomas has taught woodworking classes at The Crafts Center since 1989. He was also a student volunteer from 1978 to 1982 and a community volunteer from 1982 to 1989 while he taught technology education at Garner Middle School. He is an NC State graduate with a degree in Technology Education.