Saving Ms. Lizzie, Part 2

By: Corrie Habib 12/16/21: What kinds of cleaners and finishes are safe for antique wood? I’m in the Google rabbit hole. Antiques Roadshow says to use Butcher’s Wax…what the heck is that? Oh yeah, whatever happened to that million-dollar native American blanket that the older guy had on his sofa? I’m here on their website…

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Something New or Saving Ms. Lizzie, Part 1

By: Corrie Habib 12/6/21: Sitting forlornly in the driveway, with her parts all askew, Ms. Lizzie called out to me to rescue her. Her maidens were pointed to the ground, her spindle hanging from a loop of ancient leather, and her wheel on the axle backward. She had painted details and elaborate carvings all over…

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A natural fiber conundrum.

By: Corrie Habib During a recent social media scroll, I saw a post from a fiber artist about to sell her handmade items for the first time. She was looking for suggestions about how to highlight the value of a wool garment vs. one made from synthetic fibers. There were many comments and links to…

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Member Spotlight: Diana Quinn

by: Corrie Habib It is undeniable that Diana Quinn is an enthusiastic quilter! She’s been quilting for a decade but sewing since she was a young girl. Her mom was a Campfire Girls leader, her aunt taught her embroidery, and Diana’s grandmother sewed all her own clothes: you could say that sewing must be in…

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Member Spotlight: Swaantje Sass

By: Corrie Habib Upon meeting Swaantje, you immediately notice her statement jewelry, colorful clothing, and the fact that she is an avid crocheter. And when asked about her art, she exclaims that she loves color – especially red – and she feels compelled to crochet every day. Her part of the current SEFAA exhibit, “Stitches…

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Member Spotlight: Lois Benedict

By: Corrie Habib Lois has been a member of SEFAA since its early days. Her undergraduate degree is in Fine Arts and she worked in graphic design for a decade. She’s enthusiastically looking ahead to retirement and being able to pursue her artistic passions full time. Her “Pandemic Progress” exhibition truly has been a labor…

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Save Time and Maximize Convenience!

This year, SEFAA transitioned to a new database system called Neon CRM. There are many benefits to the change, but the one that is most useful to you is that you can create a personal account in the system. With just a login name and password, you can update your contact information, renew/purchase a membership,…

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