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Open Studio and Food Drive for Manna: Art for the Soul and Food for the Hungry

Rainbow Spiral Mandala for Nutmeg Designs Open Studio
Rainbow Spiral Mandala for Nutmeg Designs Open Studio

Saturday May 18th 11-5
Sunday May 19th 12-5

Nutmeg Designs is celebrating the Fourth Annual Spring Open Studio: Open Heart with mosaics and stained glass for purchase, and a food drive for Manna on Main Street to feed the hungry. Here is a list of items needed at Manna.

Earn a chance to win a 3D Stained Glass Suncatcher for every five items of food. All food will be taken to Manna on Main Street Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen in Lansdale, PA. Last year we collected over 400 pounds of food from our amazing visitors!

45 E. 4th St., Lansdale, PA 19446

Parking is often available on Broad or Chestnut.

Children are welcome but due to the nature of our glass art need to be under direct supervision.

Accessibility: There are 5 steps into the house. All art is on the first floor. The studios are on the 2nd floor as is the bathroom.

Farm to Easel at Exhibit B Gallery

Farm to Easel at Exhibit B Gallery in Souderton, PA through 2/9/19

Sunshine and Shadow Log Cabin Quilt Block by Margaret Almon
Sunshine and Shadow Log Cabin Quilt Block by Margaret Almon

 

My Sunshine and Shadow Log Cabin Quilt Mosaic is on display at “Farm to Easel” at the Exhibit B Gallery Annual Winter Group Show. All work includes farm-related subjects from the Pennsylvania landscape to images of quilts, farm animals, the harvested bounty and beyond. 20+ artists and 30+ paintings from artists far and wide. The show continues thru 2/9/19.

Farm to Easel at Exhibit B Gallery
Farm to Easel at Exhibit B Gallery

Exhibit B Gallery: Gallery of art and fine craft in a lovingly restored former 1901 cigar factory.

105 N. Main St, Souderton, PA

Hours: Thursday & Friday 2-7 and Saturday 11-5

or by Appointment Call (215) 799-0266

To order online: Shop Exhibit B Gallery

Open Studio in Lansdale May 12th & 13th 2018 at Nutmeg Designs

Wonky Patchwork Pendants by Margaret Almon, dichroic glass 2x1 inches
Wonky Patchwork Pendants by Margaret Almon, dichroic glass 2×1 inches.

As I get ready for our Third Annual Nutmeg Designs Open Studio and Food Drive for Manna, I am thankful for the generosity of our friends, fans and clients in bringing food donations. Last year visitors brought 450 pounds of food!

I have been in the studio putting generosity of color and sparkle into new pendants for the Open Studio. This trio started with some straight lines in the pendant on the right and moved into a bit of wonkiness with the middle and left ones. Quilters have “wonky blocks” with slant lines or askew.

Come join us for a generous dose of beauty!

 

 

Artisan Fair Lancaster Designer Guild of Craftsmen 2017

Lancaster Designer Craftsmen Artisan Fair: November 11 & 12, 2017

Luminous Beauty: Mosaic Word by Nutmeg Designs
Luminous Beauty: Mosaic Word by Nutmeg Designs. Glass on wood, 6.5×12 inches.

Nutmeg Designs will be back in Lancaster for the first time since 2009, when we did the previous incarnation of the Pennsylvania Guild November fine craft show. The Artisan Fair, November 11th & 12th 2017, picks up the tradition via the Lancaster Designer Craftsmen, and the sheer beauty of the craft represented will make it a delight to  visit and shop.

The show is an expo of American-made fine craft and fine art featuring over 100 local and national fine artists and craftspeople, who make functional pottery, handmade jewelry, designer clothing, glass art, woodworking, and more. We will be in booth #153 with mosaics and stained glass. Please stop by!

Spooky Nook Complex in Manheim is a state-of-the-art facility boasting easy road access off route 283.

Admission $5.00/Free Parking

For your GPS or other electronic map software use address:

75 Champ Blvd
Manheim, PA 17545

Nutmeg Designs Booth 153
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 10-4

 

Artisan Fair Lancaster Designer Guild of Craftsmen 2017
Artisan Fair Lancaster Designer Guild of Craftsmen 2017
Purple Cape from Denise Shardlow

Wear the Rainbow: From Capes to Pendants at Denise Shardlow’s Open Studio on August 18th, 2017

Open Studio in Elkins Park August 18, 2017

Nutmeg Designs Feature Artist at Denise Shardlow Open Studio

 

Fashion Designer/Fiber Artist Denise Shardlow has invited Nutmeg Designs to be the feature artist at her Open Studio in Elkins Park. I will be there with mosaic pendants and a selection of other mosaics, and suncatchers by Stratoz. Her studio is an immersion in color with poppy red walls and anyone with an earthy orange living room is a Color Soul Sister! Denise has been busy making capes in a rainbow of colors out of scraps of melton wool.

Purple Cape from Denise Shardlow
Purple Cape in Melton Wool from Denise Shardlow

Mark your calendars for Friday Evening August 18th, 2017 from 5:30-9:00.  There will be wine from ONE Hope Wine with samples of their wines and a mission to benefit charities.

310 Sterling Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

See Denise’s ERNSTdottir site for directions.

Open Studio Facebook Page

Orange Ombre Rectangle Pendant: Flowers and Sunshine

Orange Ombre Domino Pendant by Margaret Almon
Orange Ombre Domino Pendant by Margaret Almon, glass and millefiori, 1×2 inches, $67.

It’s Orange Tuesday with some Orange Ombre in a new pendant shape, the domino. Getting ready for a our 2017 Nutmeg Designs Open Studio: Open Heart prompted me to take on a request from someone at the North Penn Craft Show for a rectangular pendant. If you are in the Lansdale area on May 13th &14th, come by our annual show and food drive for Manna on Main Street. In a bit of added Orange, the goal is to fill the Fit.

Filling the Orange Fit for Manna on Main Street
Filling the Orange Fit for Manna on Main Street

Last year, visitors to our show donated over 400 pounds of food! Help us have an even better year in 2017. Every 5 cans of food gives you a chance for a custom Dream Sign Mosaic in your choice of colors, and any food donation will also grant you a piece of Stratoz’s homemade strudel(so get there before its gone!)

Edited 5/17/17: We collected over 450 items, which was well over the 300 items from last year. The generosity of our clients, fans and friends was heartening.

 

Orange Chairs on the Porch of Nutmeg Designs

Open Studio and Open Heart: May 7th and May 8th, 2016

Open Studio 2016
Open Studio: Open Heart at Nutmeg Designs.

Stratoz and I invite you to come to our Nutmeg Designs Open Studio: Open Heart on May 7th and 8th, 2016.  Prepare to be delighted, find mosaics and stained glass gifts, and if you bring 5 food items for donation to Manna on Main Street, the opportunity to enter a drawing for a hope stained glass design in your favored colors.

Look for the orange chairs on our polychrome porch!

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Orange Chairs on the Porch of Nutmeg Designs
Orange Chairs on the Porch of Nutmeg Designs

Come for Mosaic Gift Ideas at Foulkeways Craft Show: Friday 10/19 and Saturday 10/20, 2012, Gwynedd, PA

Sun Trees: Oil Pastel by Suzanne Halstead, Mosaic Frame by Margaret Almon
Sun Trees: Oil Pastel by Suzanne Halstead, Mosaic Frame by Margaret Almon
Copper Gem Bracelet by Cynthia K. Prediger.
Copper Gem Bracelet by Cynthia K. Prediger.

My friend Cynthia K. Prediger is a talented metalsmith and head of housekeeping at Foulkeways at Gwynedd, and she asked me to participate in the annual Foulkeways Craft Fair sponsored by the Residents Association.

Foulkeways was the first continuing care retirement village in Pennsylvania, founded in 1967 by the Gwynedd Friends Meeting, on farmland left to the Quakers by Charles Beaumont in honor of his wife May Foulke.

Come to this beautiful setting for mosaic gifts, as well as other handmade items and baked goods.  If you are attending the Pennsylvania Guild Show at Montgomery County Community College, stop by before or after on the Saturday, since Foulkeways is just 5 minutes away via Rt. 202 from MCCC.

Foulkeways Craft Fair

The annual Foulkeways Craft Fair, sponsored by the Foulkeways Residents Association, is being held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20 in the Foulkeways Auditorium located in the Community Center.

Homemade crafts, quilts, holiday ornaments, American Girl Doll clothes, knitted items, baked goods and plants will be available, plus much, much more.

Admission is free and the public is invited.

Foulkeways is located at 1120 Meetinghouse Road in Gwynedd, PA.  You are urged to use the Foulkeways main entrance on Sumneytown Pike.

Nutmeg Designs 2012 Spring Craft Shows at Owen J. Roberts and North Penn

Sunset Mandala by Margaret Almon
Sunset Mandala by Margaret Almon, stained glass, gold smalti and dichroic on slate, 7 inches.

Stratoz and I are gearing up for our next two shows.  We are excited to be bringing new work, meet new people, and our fans!

First, March 3 &4 from 10-4, we have the Owen J. Roberts Friends of the Arts 32nd Annual Craft Show at
OJR High School
901 Ridge Rd
Pottstown
19465

Second, March 17 from 9:30-4:30, we have the North Penn Select Craft Show at
North Penn High School
1340 Valley Forge Rd
Lansdale, PA  19446