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Homemakers prepare for 19th annual show

By Staff
special to The Star
Oct. 31, 2003
Area residents can get an early start on Christmas shopping this weekend when local craftsmen and artists display their work at the 19th Annual Homemakers Arts and Crafts Show and Sale.
The event will begin Saturday from 10 a.m.n5 p.m. and continue on Sunday from noonn5 p.m. at the Frank Cochran Center in Highland Park. Admission is 50 cents.
Proceeds from the show will benefit different agencies in Lauderdale County that the homemaker volunteers support, including Care Lodge and Hope Village for Children.
All 80 booth spaces have been filled on the inside and there will be several exhibitors on the outside, weather permitting. Homemade vegetable soup, chili, and other homemade foods will also be available.
The following is a list of the artists and craftsmen who will have a large selection of handmade items on sale:
Diane Archie: Oil Lamps, ceramics, painted wood, mailboxes and Christmas tree base covers
Frances Barton: Homemade jelly, small Christmas ornaments
Frances Blackmon: Machine embroidered shirts (T-shirts, denim shirts) baby items, children's clothing
James Blakney: Candles, bird feeders, holiday floral arrangements and bracelets
Mary Borntrager: Baked goods (breads, cakes, cookies, pies, rolls, etc.), doll clothes, rugs, pillows and wood crafts
Jean Boykin: Floral arrangements, handbags, pillows, dog wear and Bible covers
Jo Ann, Ed and Monica Bradley: Purses, windows, paintings, jewelry, lamps, dish towels, baby quilts
Dot Brooks: Canned goods, baked goods, candies and cookies
Bebe Brown: Ceramics, angels, Thanksgiving items, Christmas items and wreaths
Susan T. Byra: Crochet, beading, cross-stitch and jewelry
Tim and Robbi Caldwell: Candles, soap, body crme, body splash, beaded candle holders and wreaths
Alexis Campbell: Hand painted bottles, tin, terra cotta, wood, etc. using one-stroke technique
Coleman MHV Club: Baked goods, stuffed animals, aprons
Bettie Cook: Doll dresses for 111⁄2 -inch dolls such as Barbie, American Girl and Bitty Baby, baby blankets and quilts
Billie Culpepper and Jamie Pogue: Bears, purses, Christmas and other gift items
Ray Davis: Gourds, stepping stones, flower pots and an assortment of painted items
Stacy Davis: Jewelry and purses
Kathy and Steve Deisinger: Wood items (chairs, rockers, benches), Christmas ornaments and baby items
Linda Edwards: Anything fabric (baby accessories, embroidered shirts, place mats, napkins, runners, tree skirts )
Karen Elmore: Painted bottles, woodwork and other miscellaneous painted items
Carol Finley: Sun catchers, bracelets and bag holders
Sarah Fisher: Purses and jewelry
Libby Ford: Hand-painted ceramics (serving pieces, bowls, plates, mugs, platters, candlesticks, ornaments, Christmas decor)
Bobbie Gardner: Quilts, pillows, key chains and table runners
Marian Gullette and Marion Murray: Ornaments, decorated gloves, bowling balls, Santa door stops, pillows, mini embellished totes, regular totes, purses, decorated soaps, button crafts, mini shadow boxes, pillows and commemorative coin jewelry
Darrel Harwell: Woodwork items such as quilt racks, trays, shelves and boxes
Judy Harwell: Pillows, purses, dish cloth angels
Denise Harrison: Purses made from magazines and original photography, and matted original photography
Geneva Houston: Homemade candies such as peanut brittle, pecan brittle, cashew brittle, floral arrangements and baskets
Louise Joiner: Baby items, cross-stitch, plates, photo albums, key holders and welcome signs
Christy Jones: Woodwork
Dorothy Jones: Bead Christmas trees, bowls, votive cups, "helping hand" gloves, crochet towels cross-stitch pictures and hand painted Christmas ornaments
Robin Kennedy and Sandy Riser: Painted and carved gourds, decorated plates and bird houses
Linda Wilhite: Porcelain dolls, Santa Clause, stuffed teddy bears and carousel horses
Betsy Littleton: Hand-crafted clay animals, painted with acrylic
Mary Lowe and Katharine Sullivan: Artwork, hair bows and hair bows holder, photo albums, sachet bags, Christmas stockings and ornaments
Grace Lucy and Barbara Wells: Baked goods; Wells: Misc. handmade crafts
Myra Mabry: Sun catchers, footstools, purses, crosses and lamps
Machelle Matthews: "Bubbles and Bows" soap
Bliss May: Ceramic trivets with hand-drawn designs and art. Ceramic plaques with hand drawn art and scriptures in calligraphy
Nettie Mayatt: Bird houses (made from gourds), Thanksgiving and Christmas decor, miscellaneous painted items and children's jewelry
Vickie McCoy: Miscellaneous handcrafted items
Theresa McKee: Ceramics
Amy Miller: Hand-painted designs on cards with envelopes
Cena Moss: Christmas wreaths, general wreaths, seasonal baskets and gift baskets
Peggy Netherland: Candles
Carol Newell: Handmade scented soaps, Spanish castile (100 percent olive oil) and castile soap, a blend of olive, coconut, almond or canola oils
Oakland Heights United Methodist Church: Yard art, purses, pillows, homemade soaps, Christmas items and cloth books
Patricia Parker: Floral arrangements, miscellaneous Christmas items
Elizabeth Peninger: Hand-painted items
Bernice Perry: Cakes, cookies and miscellaneous craft items
Gail Pickard: Hand-painted yard signs and miscellaneous woodwork
Elaine Pogue: Crochet items, quilted items, beaded angels, aprons, wooden child's rockers and pepper jelly
Shirley Ray: Jams, jellies, salsa and relish
Barbara Rigdon: Split oak baskets, Christmas ornaments and miscellaneous Christmas items
Edna Manley and W.F. Thompson: Painted and unpainted concrete garden art, small sculptures, stepping stones, benches, birdbaths and miscellaneous items
Libby Robinson: Miscellaneous handcrafts
Myrtis Rutledge: Christmas ornaments, glass balls, painted light bulbs and other miscellaneous items
Linda Sampley: Baby diaper bags, blankets, burp pads, feather and beaded women's and little girls' purses
Mary D. Sanders: Cross-stitch, potholders, pillows, aprons, canned figs, apple butter, pickles, quilts, afghans and wall hangings
Savoy MHV Club: Miscellaneous handmade items
Jack and Kathy Starr: Ceramics and jewelry
Lyda G. Tingle: Miscellaneous crochet items
Carolyn Wall: Teacher gifts, wooden ornaments and various "happy" gifts
Linda Watson: Candles, soap, Christmas ornaments, greeting cards and miscellaneous crafts
Jerry and Peggy Webb: Purses and jewelry
Cris White: Stained glass sun catchers, stepping stones, Christmas ornaments, fused glass plates, bowls and jewelry, mosaic picture frames, wire and glass decorations, and jewelry boxes, mosaic crosses, fused glass and leaded glass crosses
Margie White: Aprons, purses, wreaths, artificial birthday and wedding cakes
Boots Wiggins: Prints, dolls and baby quilts
Lucile V. William: Woodcrafts, necklaces and artwork
Martha Wilkinson: Christmas ornaments, tree skirts, snow men, stuffed Scottie dog, wall hangings and pillows
Julie Woolman and Dorothy Harper: Ceramic clay pins and earrings and some items based on the Dentzel carousel in Highland Park