Continuing the celebration theme, the 35th Anniversary Guild Show has 17 classes on the schedule in the days leading up to the show. Peter Kendall’s 2 1/2 day room box class is the first on the list and officially marks the beginning of the show weekend. It begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6th and continues through 5 p.m. on Friday. Peter is an amazing teacher, his classes are always extremely well planned and
organized, you will never find yourself sitting on your hands wondering what to do next and you will leave at the end of the class with a fabulous room box-just in time to shop for furnishings when the salesroom doors open Saturday morning! Plus, anyone who is at the hotel Wednesday night is welcome to join the Show Committee for welcome to the show party in their suite.
Following Peter’s class are a number of classes in many and various media. Two very talented Japanese Guild members will be at the show teaching their specialities, basket weaving and a really cool arrangement in a bowl featuring a spider plant growing from a moss ball. Other educational opportunities range from needlework, to working in 1/144 scale, ceramics, painting and many more. On Friday there is even a shopping trip heading into the city to take advantage of the concentration of fabric and trim stores in New York City’s celebrated fabric district.
The educational opportunities do not stop when the salesroom doors open. On Sunday, during show hours, there will be crafting projects set up in the Grand Concourse for you to try your hand at. The projects will be suitable for a range of ages and completely free, stop by and give them a try.
Its really quite a full and fun schedule of events based around the Guild Show this year-a very appropriate celebration for the Guild’s 35 years!
Note: Several of the classes require considerable preparations on the part of the instructor and so have deadlines for registration. If you are interested in any of these offerings, please make sure you do not miss the registration deadlines.