Congratulations to Debra Makowski, our featured Artist of the Month! Debra has quite the extensive experience of creating and crafting (since she was in kindergarten she says!). Coming up with new ideas and creating almost anything that has to do with fibers keeps her busy- crocheting, knitting, basketry, weaving, sewing, & more! She does it all!
Debra is originally from the Seattle area but has lived in St. Mary's County for 17 years now. After a rewarding career of working with Special Education students for over 26 years, Debra has recently retired but continues to keep busy with her artwork and also enjoys spending time with her family and 6 grandchildren (all who have sported beautiful baby hats at one time or another!).
Custom orders are readily accepted and many of her items would make great Mother's Day presents (hint, hint!). Come meet Debra at the shop or leave a message for her if you would like to place a Special Order.
Congratulations to Judy Polca from Judy's Glass Garden! Judy is a multi-media artist who has been sewing and crafting since the age of 8 years old. Her specialties include stained glass pieces, butterfly & bird feeders, candle making, photography, and so much more! Stop by soon to see her new spring items.
We invite you to a special class coming soon to the Craft Guild Shop, learn a wonderful quilting technique called 'English Paper Piecing'. It is fun and easy to do and suitable for all levels of experience; once the basic techniques are learned then many different patterns from this shape can be created. The $30 fee includes all instructions, materials, and a supply kit for this Hot Pad project.
Also included with the class fee is an optional (and complimentary) second session on Feb. 17th, to allow you to expand your design and skill capabilities.
Register by cash or check payment at the Craft Guild Shop soon as space is limited, please call the shop at (301) 997-1644 if you have any questions. A sample of the hot pad that you will create is pictured below.
Welcome to our newest artist! Alexandra has recently moved to Southern MD and brings w/ her amazing talents with 3-D paper folding/ origami artistry. By folding identical pieces and stacking them (similar to Lego interlocking), Alexandra creates amazing stars/ home decor, ornaments, and a variety of different animals.
Check back soon for classes and workshops that she will schedule to share her talents w/ others, custom orders also accepted!
We just wanted to thank all of our past and new customers who shopped with us on Small Business Saturday. From our sweet customer who has been coming for years and years to pick out a handcrafted gift for her best friend in California to the lovely lady who came back for her second stained glass oyster clock and everyone else who stopped by we appreciate your support.
We have many new items in including Christmas tree ornaments, wooden signs, holiday quilts and home decor, and so much more. As always we carry Mary Lou Troutman prints (and recently received flags!), nautical items, ceramic pieces, handmade jewelry, crocheted blankets, both traditional and modern quilts, handmade jams & jellies, bath & body products, gift baskets, and so much more.
We are open 7 days a week for the month of December, stop by between 10-5 Mon-Sat and 12-5 on Sundays to meet our artists and find some great gifts!
We welcome our newest artist Cathy Shiflett! Cathy was born in Covington, VA and has lived all over the US. She has recently relocated to St. Mary’s County as her husband accepted a position at Pax River NAS and now resides here with her family and pet dog.
Cathy has always had a creative side as she started out with cake decorating and floral designing. Her main passion has always been photography which has evolved into a small business on Fine Art America. She has also developed her skills in jewelry making and specializes in the art of handcrafted wire wrapping and woven techniques.
Find Cathy on Facebook as Shabby Rose Studios and visit her website at www.Shabbyrosestudios.com, or come meet her at the Craft Guild Shop to learn more about her many talents! Custom orders are accepted also.