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Annual Craft Show to offer arts and crafts this weekend

Annual Craft Show to offer arts and crafts this weekend
November 15
11:19 2017

Husband and wife team Margaret and Dean Ables of Breckenridge will have quilts and leatherwork items for sale at the 2017 Craft Show. From last year’s show, Margaret’s quilts are pictured above, and Dean is shown in the photo below with some of his Bible covers and other leather items. (Photos courtesy of Lena Stockton)

With items ranging from home-canned jellies and relish to hand-made quilts and rugs, Breckenridge’s annual Craft Show, hosted by the local craft guild will take place this weekend, Nov. 18 and 19.

This year’s event will feature the arts and crafts of more than 20 vendors, as well as some food cooked by the Breckenridge Elks Lodge.

The Craft Show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at the First United Church’s Christian Life Center, 419 W. Walker St.

For an entrance fee, the craft guild requests a $1 donation. The organization donates the proceeds from the craft show to local charities. In the past, they have donated to Meals on Wheels, for breast cancer awareness and research and organizations providing children’s clothing and shoes.  Additionally, the Elks Lodge proceeds will be used to assist handicapped children go to summer camp.

“If you don’t put back into the community, you won’t get back from it,” said Lena Stockton, craft show organizer.

Although the craft guild hasn’t been able to have regular meetings lately, Stockton said the group is looking for an affordable place to meet and plans to get together soon.

A variety of vendors are scheduled for the Craft Show.

From Breckenridge, vendors include:

  • Margaret and Dean Ables with hand quilted items including quilts, place mats, baby
  • bibs, throws, leather craft and more;
  • Karen Chakerian with jams, jellies, relish, homemade bread, rolls and candy;
  • Dana Boggs with handmade one-of-a-kind leather purses, billfolds, men’s leather shaving bags and Texas Lone Star Smoke mesquite bean briquettes for grilling;
  • Wayne Hurford with wood work, crosses, handmade items, handmade doll clothes and furniture;
  • Bernadette Littlefield with stained glass, wood crafts and clocks;
  • Paula Grisson and Kay Meadows with quilts and crocheted items;
  • Hollis McLane with wood turned items, toothpick holders, mystery banks, bowls and ring holders;
  • Donna Mehaffey with rag rugs;
  • Tina Ramsaier with cowboy candy;
  • Lena Stockton with crocheted items, purses and potato bakers.

From Cisco, Corenne McBride and Daisy Russell will have soaps, jams, pickles, dreamcatchers and candles, and Danny Hutto will have woodwork, including caskets, tables and more.

From Comanche is Cheryl Williams with carved goods eggs, along with decoupage or painted eggs.

Lois Covey from Graham will have baked goods and Christmas items.

Additionally, First United Methodist Church will have its Country Store open with items for sale.

For more information about the Craft Show or the craft guild, call Lena Stockton at 254-559-8448.

Lena Stockton, craft show organizer, will have some of her crocheted items, purses and potato bakers, pictured here in last year’s show, available for sale this weekend. (Photo courtesy of Lena Stockton)

 

Story by Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: Donna Mehaffey of Breckenridge will have her rag rugs available at the annual Breckenridge Craft Show, scheduled for Nov. 18-19, at the First United Methodist Church’s Christian Life Center. (Photo courtesy of Lena Stockton)

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