An “Uncork and Create” Date

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Recently my husband and I went on an interesting date to the Uncork and Create studio in downtown Charleston, WV.  My friend Rebecca Recco was our art instructor, which made the class that much more fun.  No artistic ability is needed to attend, thankfully!  We were led step-by-step through the entire process, and Rebecca shared lots of tips along the way.  You can see the example painting of “My Heart is in WV” to the far left, with Rebecca’s in progress work in the middle and Jay’s canvas to the right.  (The paintings on the wall behind are also Rebecca’s.)

Uncork and Create in Progress

Everything you need for the painting is supplied, and class members are encouraged to bring their own wine and snacks.  Our class was filled with couples, families and friends.  I think next time I might like to bring our daughters, too.

Uncork and Create Class

If you’d like to attend, check their calendar to see what paintings are being offered.  You can even arrange parties for fundraising, birthdays or work events.

Uncork and Create Date

We had a great time and plan to go back!

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Quilts at Tamarack

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Last week we were on vacation and spent a few days out of state with family.  On the way home up I-77 in West Virginia, at exit 45, I made a quick stop at Tamarack to view some locally made quilts.

If you haven’t been to Tamarack, everything inside was hand made by crafters in West Virginia.  It’s a treasure of items handmade in my state, and I love an excuse to stop in!  The building itself was even designed to look like a quilt.  If viewed from above, the Tamarack building resembles a starburst quilt pattern.  When you walk up to the doors on foot, the roof line might remind you of the mountains of our beautiful state.

Tamarack

And now, a photo heavy post so you can see a few of the beautiful quilts found at Tamarack.  I love the denim pillows on the bed in this one, too.  Pockets!

Tamarack Quilts

Tamarack Quilts

Tamarack Quilts

Tamarack Quilts

Tamarack Quilts

I’d love to have this spinning wheel, too!

Tamarack Quilts

Scrappy up-cycling:

Tamarack Quilts

Tamarack Quilts

I took this photo because I love the art glass hanging over the table.  Can you see it?

Art Glass at Tamarack

Here’s a slightly closer look, although these photos just didn’t capture the sparkle.  It was beautiful!

Art Glass at Tamarack

We’re home now and back to our normal schedule, so I’m back to working on my own quilts again.  I hope to be showing you my next two Super Mario Bros. quilt blocks soon!