Saturday, November 27, 2010

November 2010 JC Campbell Folk School

Home from the JC Campbell Folk School where I taught the Real Trip Around the World class. Mine is black and white with bright accents. A cup of tea is a must as I finish this quilt, compliments from Country Stitches, 30 W. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Check it out when you are that "neck of the woods".

 



The broom class totally fascinated me. It takes strong hands to wrap these brooms. I learned why my brooms at home where not this pretty, including my Shaker Village broom. Never leave your broom outside. I came home and promptly sprayed them with bleach and then once dried I used some vinegar. 

 



Yes, they had fun. Priscilla, Jennille, Debbie, Cathy and Linda are bonded "groupies" and really stitched away every day. 

 



Entrance to the new Blacksmith shop. What a wonderful facility complete with upstairs classroom, library and lecture area.

 



The old, Frances Whitaker blacksmith shop which is being updated and still in use adjoining the new facility. 

 



Note there are empty spaces just waiting for donations. A proud accomplishment for the Folk School.

 



I am proud to have helped with one of the beams inside...in honor of Frances Whitaker (his wife, Portia, took many of my classes) and Charlie Fuller.

 



Jeni and Billy performing for us in the classroom. They write all of their own music and harmonize together for their folk Appalachian songs. 
www.jeniandbilly.com  They traded fabric for music as they toured England this summer. We can hardly wait to see the quilt complete and hanging at their shows. 

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1 comment:

jeniandbilly said...

Oh, Georgia what a lovely blog about our time at the Folk School. I had the most fun ever! Thank you for the unforgettable week!