Wednesday, August 19, 2009

RNEST Profile: The Quilted House

Over the next several weeks I want to profile a few of the members of the Rochester NY Etsy Street Team. As a member of this team, I have to say that the quality of craftspeople in this group is pretty impressive. These creative people are worth seeking out on their etsy shops, blogs, craft shows, facebook, twitter, and where ever else you can find them!

Today I want to feature The Quilted House, owned and sewn by Michelle.

Now when I think of quilts, I immediately think of some big old garish patterned blanket on grandma's bed. Well....not at the Quilted House! The patterns are hi and the colors are bright. Take a look.

Greeting cards made of quilt blocks.

A tic-toe-boards. ------------------------>


Bookmarks. ---------------------->

I guess you could say this is not your grandma's quilting shop!

To learn more about Michelle check her blog called While the Cat's Away.

Way to go Michelle! We love your work!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Next Show: Braddock's Bay Red-Tail Days

Jackbear Stamps will be among a select group of artisans set up at Braddock's Bay Red-Tail Days on August 22nd.

I'll have lots of bird and nature stamps on hand for purchase. Dick Beery of 3 Oaks Enhancements and his amazing nature photography will be joining my tent.

There will be lots of activities for kids, a silent auction of prizes donated by the craft vendors will be held to benefit BBRR, and lots of chances to see live birds in migration, and rehabilitated birds on hand.

If you are not familiar with Braddock Bay:

Braddock Bay is a migration "hot spot", located on Lake Ontario just west of Rochester, New York. Millions of birds migrate through the area every spring as they head north to their breeding grounds. The hawk counts conducted at Braddock Bay number in the thousands with the highest recorded count of 140,000 raptors in 1996.

Braddock Bay Raptor Research (BBRR) has been in existence since 1986 working towards preserving the areas natural resources by focusing research and educational activities on the spectacular raptor migration.

Hope to see you there!