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Craft Show for a Cause on Wednesday March 24th, in Norristown

Mosaic Patchwork Necklaces 2 I am going to be at the Crafts, Etc. Fair at Montgomery Hospital, on Wednesday March 24th, from 9:00-3:30, in the Professional Building 3rd Floor Atrium. There were also be vendors on the Bridge Crosswalk connecting the Pro Building to the Hospital.

Sponsored by The Montgomery Hospital Auxiliary Proceeds benefit the Auxiliary’s pledge for cardiac telemetry equipment.  If you are in the area, come participate in a good cause!  10 percent of all sales goes to equipment that will contribute to the well being of patients.


Montgomery Hospital
1301 Powell St. Norristown, PA 19404

You can park in the garage, $.50 per half hour/5.00 maximum, or look for street parking. No admission fee to the show itself.


***Cash, checks, major credit cards and payroll deduction accepted***

Some show highlights:

*** Sandra Spitzer(married to Dr. Laurence Spitzer, Radiology)Sandra Spitzer has been creating pottery for more than 8 years. Her works utilize earthy tones which add a beautiful compliment to your kitchen and home. She has worked at studios on the Main Line and locally. She has displayed her works at craft fairs, and local synagogue craft shows. She is also available on request to design made for order pieces.










Jeff Margraf(married to Peggy Weimar, Clinical Manager, Maternity) Jeff Margraf received his B.F.A. with High Honors from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He has worked as a professional artist for the past 17 years, exhibiting in New York, Philadelphia and other locations. His work is in corporate and private collections throughout the United States. He will be selling original dichroic glass jewelry. Trish Wingert  Elsie P. Jewelry Designs is a family owned and operated company located in the Philadelphia suburbs. Beginning as a hobby in 2007, jewelry design quickly became a major part of their lives. Dedicated to her great grandmother, Elsie P. was born! All pieces are handcrafted, so no two are quite the same. Their jewelry is created using semi precious stones, sterling silver, brass, Swarovski crystals, Czech glass and freshwater and glass pearls.

Over 15 vendors of handcrafted arts, candles, handbags, chocolates, baked goods, and Avon. March 24th, 2010, 9:00 am-3:30 pm on the bridge crosswalk and in the Pro Building 3rd floor Atrium, Montgomery Hospital, 1301 Powell St., Norristown, PA, 19404. For more info call 610-270-2076

North Penn Select Craft Show: Sign of Spring March 20,2010

Come to the North Penn Select Show on Saturday March 20th, 2010 and celebrate the eve of Spring!  I will be there with mosaics and Stratoz’ stained glass(though he’ll be at a science teacher conference).

North Penn is a unique show in that for the most part, crafters get their own booth number, sort of like a sports jersey.  Nutmeg Designs is in Booth #98, just as we were last year.


North Penn Select Craft Show, March 20, 2010
North Penn High School
1340 Valley Forge Rd
Lansdale, PA

Saturday 9:30-4:30
$5.00 admission/$1.00 coupon
Children under 12 Free
Homemade Luncheon

Report from the Owen J Roberts Craft Show: An A+

Margaret Almon Mosaics at the Nutmeg Designs Booth
Margaret Almon Mosaics at the Nutmeg Designs Booth

Stratoz and I are back from the 2010 Owen J. Roberts Friends of Arts Craft Show, and we had a great time!  We met a lot of new folks, and quite a few pieces of mosaic and stained glass went to new homes, including my Nautilus Mandala.  My new mosaic pendants were a hit, and I am working on making more.  Stratoz’s penguin suncatcher went to a girl with a penguin theme in her bedroom.  It’s a delight to see children intrigued by our work.

A friend came by and said she’d graduated from this very school 37 years ago, and this was her first time back, which was an interesting coincidence.

Danielle Ewing did a fabulous job of organizing the show and making the crafters feel welcomed, from the free coffee and donut cart each morning, to the booth sitters and wonderfully helpful student volunteers.  Bause-Landry catering had homemade vegetable soup, and some incredible chocolate cake with caramel icing.

There was even a mosaic!  The pillars by the cafeteria are covered in a tile rendition of the school mascot Wildcat paw prints.

Owen J. Roberts High School Mosaic Pillar
Owen J. Roberts High School Mosaic Pillar. Photo by Wayne Stratz.


Mosaic Patchwork Pendants Making Their Debut at OJR Show

Mosaic Pendants by Margaret Almon
Mosaic Pendants by Margaret Almon

Several people have requested I make mosaic jewelry, and I finally took the plunge!   The center pendant is composed of colored gold smalti in a Log Cabin quilt block.  The yellow ochre and blue green pendants are a mixture of gold smalti, glass and ceramic tile, and millefiori.  At first I was a bit intimidated by such a small surface area(1 inch square), but it turned out to be a fun challenge, and I’m excited to make wearable work!

Buy Patchwork Pendants in my Nutmeg Designs Etsy Shop


Getting Ready for the Owen J. Roberts Craft Show March 6-7 2010

Antique Gold and Mother of Pearl Mosaic Frame by Margaret Almon

I’m pleased to report that Stratoz and I will be at the Owen J. Roberts Friends of the Arts 30th Annual Craft Show, March 6-7, 2010, as Nutmeg Designs.  I’ve been in the studio since the holiday shows settled down, and I really liked how this picture frame turned out!  Antique gold VanGogh glass, with all its lovely textured swirls, with accents of Mother of Pearl tile and gold smalti in each corner.  I rescued this frame from a thrift store because of its neat little cut-outs at top and bottom.  Be sure to come to the OJR show to check it out.


Kimberton Waldorf School Juried Craft Show December 4th and 5th 2009

Flying Geese Frame in Aqua by Margaret Almon Kimberton Waldorf School Craft Show

December 4th & 5th, 2009
“Middle Village”(Gym) Booth #G22

Friday December 4th, 6-10pm, Adults Only, admission $10.00

Saturday December 5th, 10am-5pm
(Includes Children’s Festivities, Adult admission $5.00, children free)

Kimberton Waldorf School
410 West Seven Stars Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Come for both mosaics and stained glass from Nutmeg Designs.  We are looking forward to what sounds like a delightful show.  Proceeds go toward the Terry Neville Scholarship Fund which allows families with unforseen financial difficulties to keep their children in school.

Der Belsnickel Craft Show November 27th and 28th 2009

Come to Der Belsnickel on November 27th and 28th, 2009.  It will be full strength Nutmeg Designs, as both my mosaics and Wayne’s stained glass will be there!  Look for us in the Bear gym, booth 19.

The hours are:
11:00 AM-7:00 PM (Friday)
10:00 AM-4:00 PM (Saturday)
$4.00 Admission
No charge for children 12 and under.

Boyertown Area High School
4th and Monroe Streets
Boyertown, PA  19512

Nautilus Mandala: New Work For Lancaster


I have a new Nautilus Mandala for the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Lancaster Show so come check it out in person!  This is 8″ in diameter, and begins at the center with an Italian glass bead swirled with Aventurine, then spirals out into copper smalti alternating with blue silvery smalti, shading into pale blue iridized glass tile, and finally into amber and coppery glass, orange gold smalti and glass tile.  I had some glass squiggles, and I cut them up and interspersed them throughout with a neat effect, because of their rounded shape.  Here’s a closer look:


Sunflower Mandala Chair by Margaret Almon

Chair-ity Auction in Phoenixville 10-17-09

Mosaic Sunflower Mandala Rocking Chair by Margaret Almon
Mosaic Sunflower Mandala Rocking Chair by Margaret Almon

Head out to Phoenixville for a good cause tonight.  My red mosaic mandala rocking chair will be up for bid.  All proceeds go to the Phoenixville Area Children’s Learning Center.  There will be appetizers, wine, beer, desserts & coffee, and the excitement of a live auction.  Tickets are $25 at the door.

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Rain or Shine! PA Guild Fine Craft Fair 10/17-10/18, 2009

Cynthia K. Prediger Blue Pendant
Cynthia K. Prediger Blue Pendant

I was pleased to discover that the Bucks Chapter Group booth has been moved into the big tent, sheltered from the rain.  We put up our outdoor tents inside the big tent, and figured out how to fit 6 of us.  Fortunately, our crafts really work well together, and it’s fun to see the variety.  The necklace pictured here is by Cynthia K. Prediger, one of the talented Bucks Guild members in the booth with me.  She has fearless creativity!