If you’re looking for a holiday shopping opportunity for crafted items with the bonus of Bluegrass music and quilts, the Quilt and Bluegrass Festival is the place for you.
The festival is Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Thornebrook Village in Gainesville. Admission is free.
For music lovers, I’ll be selling my WrenSong Native American style wooden flutes. Each flute comes with a fleece carrying bag and a book I’ve written with tips for how to start playing your WrenSong flute and how to care for it. The book includes the flute fingerings to play “Wayfaring Stranger,” one of the earliest Bluegrass songs.
My flutes are easy to learn to play. You can give the gift of music to a friend or family member – or get one for you.
I’m selling other holiday gift items, too.
My carved spoons come in different sizes for stirring stew, serving veggies, eating cereal or stirring your coffee. Each spoon comes with a unique gift bag sporting an original block print design.
I’ve transformed a fallen branch into Christmas ornaments — beautifully natural and some with dyes to bring out the lines of spalting. Other have woodburned designs. And there are carved snowmen, owls and cats.
My fanbirds are carved from one piece of wood and come with the story that explains how they first came to be.
Stop by, say hi, get a gift for a friend and listen to some bluegrass.
Added Nov. 30, 2016 — Thanks to Natalie for the link to the event with a few photos from my booth found at http://www.wuft.org/news/2016/11/21/in-photos-gainesvilles-thornebrook-village-hosts-quilt-and-bluegrass-festival/