Check out Sun City Carolina Lakes’ Fall Arts and Crafts sale on Oct. 19 for unique handcrafted items.
The sale will feature stained glass, photography, painting, knit items, purses, jewelry, greeting cards, woodwork and pottery. Live music and homemade treats will entertain shoppers. The woodworking club will demonstrate skills on a lathe.
“We have a lot of talent at Sun City and offer really incredible pieces for sale,” said Barbara Roseman, president of the Sun City Pottery for Pleasure Club. “What is really interesting is that many of us never did anything artistic until we retired. I worked in science and it wasn’t until I tried making jewelry that I realized I can do things like this.”
Roseman moved to Sun City from New York four years ago. She walked by a display case featuring pottery at Sun City and was hooked.
“I saw a handmade teapot and thought, ‘If only I could make something like that.’ I went to a pottery meeting and now am president of the club,” Roseman said.
“The people in the pottery club are so generous with their time helping other members. We have workshops to learn about new techniques and tools. Some of our best potters never touched a piece of clay until they moved here,” Roseman said.
“There will be lots of decorative pottery pieces for sale like vases and figurines. We also have mugs, bowls and I sell Bundt pans with recipes inside.”
“We will have aprons, baskets, doll clothes, coasters, table runners and lots more for sale,” said Jean Monfils, co-president of Sun City Quiltaholics.
Monfils moved to Sun City from Wisconsin three years ago.
“It’s neat to know that our crafts are going somewhere,” Monfils said. “I saw someone wearing a visor that I made and it was exciting. Quilts are usually signed by the quilter on the back, so it’s fun to know that our name is out there. Door prizes are new this year and shoppers can place their tickets in baskets for certain items.”
Karin Janick is a freelance writer. Have a story idea for Karin? Email her at email@example.com.
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