Our next regularly scheduled meeting is on March 14, 2020. We will be trying out a new venue, the auditorium at the Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Some of you are already familiar with this venue, and it should work well for our spring and fall meetings in Asheville. We will meet in the Auditorium instead of the back office (board room). A presenter and program have not been determined yet, if you have any suggestions please contact Charlie Brown, club president. See meeting details below.
See our meeting schedule below. Anyone with an interest in marquetry is welcome to attend our meetings!
2019 Meeting Schedule
Unless otherwise noted, meetings are 10a.m. to about 2 p.m. Reminders will be sent via email approximately 1 week prior to meeting dates with additional information including presentation info and addresses.
Our meeting schedule for 2020 is posted below. Please consider suggesting or conducting a presentation during the coming year. Your active participation in our club is needed to make it a success.
March 14 Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC Program & Presenter TBD
May 2 Sauers Veneer, Lexington, NC Program & Presenter TBD
Jul 18 Klingspor Store, Winston-Salem, NC Program & Presenter TBD
Sep 19 Herzog Veneers, Highpoint, NC Program & Presenter TBD
Oct 30-31 Klingspor Extravaganza, Hickory, NC Booth Demos by Members (Volunteers Needed)
Nov 7 Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC Program & Presenter TBD
- Wildwood Acres is currently being evaluated as a possible retreat for the club. More information to follow!
- Entry Level Marquetry Class: A one day Intro to Marquetry class will be conducted by Marquetarians of the Carolinas on February 1st at the Klingspors Woodworking Shop in Hickory, NC from 9 – 4:00 pm. Club President Charlie Brown and Membership Officer Bonnie Richardson will be instructing students in creating a simple marquetry picture using the double bevel cutting method. Tips and reference material on building your own saw will also be discussed.After a brief discussion on use of the saws, materials and tools to be used, students will spend the day creating a 5 x 7 marquetry picture using the double bevel cutting method. All tools and materials used will be provided by the club. The goal of the class is to complete, sand and mount the pictures on MDF substrate by the end of the day. Application of a finish and edge treatment are to be completed outside of the class. Additional classes are planned for later this year. If you are interested in participating in one, please contact Charlie or one of the other club officers.
- Klingspor Extravaganza, Hickory, NC: October 30 – 31, 2020 (club meeting also)
- John C. Campbell Marquetry Class: Beth Woody will present a week long class at John Campbell Folk School Sunday, July 5 – Friday, July 10, 2020. Working on a manual fret saw, create your own masterpieces by choosing from a variety of natural wood veneers and making your own patterns from photos or drawings. All levels welcome!
To register for this class, please call 1-800-365-5724. The Campbell website is: www.folkschool.org) and more details on classes can be found at: https://classes.folkschool.org/