Ephemera Paducah to open for quilt show
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013 8:00 pm
Demonstrations, door prizes and book signings will kick off Ephemera Paducah’s special Quilt Week events Thursday through Saturday, said Kristin Williams, owner of the new workshop/art and craft retail store in Paducah, Ky.’s Historic Lower Town Arts District.
“Ephemera Paducah will have our grand opening in mid-May, but we wanted to be a part of all the action during Quilt Week,” Ms. Williams said. “So, we will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and will feature some activities that quilters will be interested in. Nationally-known artists Rose Hughes, Mary Beth Shaw and Sara Renzulli are all coming to do demonstrations and teach classes.”
A textile artist, Ms. Hughes recently moved from southern California to Paducah. She said she will demonstrate how to make “woolies” from a wet felting process of taking wool roving and scraps of batting and turning them into “small bits of fun that can be used for embellishing almost anything or anybody.”
She also will be available to autograph her books from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.
On Saturday, Ms. Shaw, of St. Louis, will be demonstrating her Stencil Girl products. In 2010, she recognized a need for artist-designed stencils and created Stencil Girl products, which has quickly grown into a respected supplier of high quality stencils for all media.
Ms. Shaw worked in the insurance industry for 18 years before she quit her job in 2000 to reignite a childhood love of art. She is now a full time painter and internationally known workshop instructor.
Ms. Renzulli, owner of Sarafina Fiber Art and daughter of local artist Dr. William Renzulli, is based in Maryland. She is well-known for oil and pastel paintings depicting rural life. Recently she taught herself the craft of needle felting.
In Renzulli’s classes, participants will learn to create bunnies, sheep and foxes by starting with a wire armature and then layering wool to build the shape and an expressive face.
For more information or to register for classes, contact Ms. Williams at (270) 748-6348 or at Kristin@ EphemeraPaducah.com.
Published in The Messenger 4.22.13