Who doesn’t LOVE a Free Book deal?
For a Limited Time… with your next online order of $50 or more, we’ll send you a FREE BOOK – Choose African Accents or Global Expressions!
Enter Coupon Code “AFAC” or “GLEX” with your order (Add book to cart - Coupon code MUST be entered at the time of the order!!)
That’s it! Give the book as a gift to a friend, or keep it for yourself and make the projects as gifts - share the love!!
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It’s now fairly common knowledge that the world-renowned Newark Museum recently shut down its Arts Workshop due to budget cuts, an unfortunate development for everyone involved. It was a pleasure working with Steve McKenzie and his staff over the years, and I always enjoyed teaching there, and meeting new students and other teachers. Hopefully things will rebound and the program will be reinstated in the future.
As such, the summer schedule has been cancelled, including my class on July 13. We hadn’t even decided on the workshop yet, only the date. But there’s no reason I can’t offer a class for that date here at the CE STUDIO! I’m still undecided on which project to offer…can you help me to decide?
We could do African Mosaic Plus, where you can create patchwork Mosaic projects beyond the original quilt, or Jacquard Batik Strip Quilting (shown),
or Wood Mask Wall Accents, or a Kuba Handbag, or something else! So, let’s make something on July 13!!
We had a fabulous time during Cultured Expressions’ OPEN STUDIO II on March 16, 2013! Details below…
The group brought a mix of projects, including an African Mosaic quilt, an African drunkard’s path, a line-for-line copy of a designer messenger bag, window treatments (both no-sew and hand-stitched), chic pants from a Vogue pattern, a Color Block Batik bag. Plus, an informal show-n-tell of recent quilt, doll and shoe projects, and a variety of artistic endeavors by our two twelve year old guest artists, from “finger knitting” to doll clothing to sketching – I lost track of them after a while!! It was fun for all of us to see each other’s projects, and learn from the tips being shared…I was especially impressed that Willette joined us all the way from “Alligator, Mississippi, Population: 200″ She was in NJ on business, and even bought a brand new machine for her Open Studio session ; ) And did I mention the Retail Therapy? You won’t want to miss the next one, so stay tuned for the dates!
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…then please be sure that you’re also getting “Cultured Expressions” and “Fabrigasm by Cultured Expressions” notifications & status updates. Remember that even though you LIKE a brand or company on FB, you won’t automatically receive its posts! You also have to sign up for the company’s notifications. Just hover your curser over the “Liked” icon, showing that you already like the company, and click on the “Get Notifications” line below it. Then you’ll be sure to get the latest CE news – isn’t that the reason we LIKE pages on FB in the first place? Thanks!
Of course, at Cultured Expressions we’ve enjoyed a long, long love affair with Ghana as an ultimate travel destination, and today’s article in the New York Times simply confirms it! GHANA (and Accra in particular ; ) placed #4 in the Times’ forty-six worldwide don’t-miss travel destinations for 2013. For us, it’s still #1, and if you’re coming with us in October, we know you’ll agree…enjoy the article, then register for the SewJourn!
Well, if you register for the SewJourn to Ghana BEFORE Dec 31, 2012 (with a deoisit of only $500), you’ll save $200 on the cost of the tour – and that’s $200 more you can spend in the MARKETS! The fabrics, the beads, the embellishments…You know you want to join us, so make the commitment NOW and have extra cash on hand LATER! OF course, if for any reason you can’t commit to the trip before the Dec 31 postmark deadline, you can still register after that — space is still avaliable on the tour, but it’s filling at a nice pace!
Now, for a sneak peek at what you can pick up with your savings…
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We invite you to learn more about Cultured Expressions’ October 2013 SewJourn to Ghana during next week’s conference call…details are below, and remember that you SAVE $200 when you send in your registration and tour deposit of $500 by December 31!!
Conference Call Details – Tues Dec 4, 8:00pm (EST)
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