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New Website Updates!!

Lots of updates to our website!!

  • Posted President’s message regarding schedule changes due to Covid-19.
  • Updated events page and meeting calendar.
  • Added new member profile page – See Dave Wanucha’s work!
  • Added November 2019 and March 2020 newsletter – apologies to John Fenwick for the delay, he does an excellent job on our newsletters as Western Region Secretary!! Lots of photos, too…
  • Added Membership Directory to Member’s Only section – use the same password as for the pattern library.
  • Fixed some broken links on Tips & Techniques page.


Website Updates

Several changes have been made to our website over the last few months, let us know what you think… the online library is coming along!

  • Revised “Contact Us” page
  • Changed “Members” page to “Of Interest”, added “Members Only” page with draft library
  • Changed member profile
  • Updated Chairman’s Report
  • Added April 2019 newsletter
  • Revised Events page, meeting schedule
  • Corrected front page slider
  • Corrected an issue with member profile page
  • Corrected several issues with loading photos
  • Added slider to 2018 State Fair page

April 2019 Newsletter

Location: Klingspor Wood Working Shop, Fletcher, NC

Over 18 attendees, including several attendees from  Charlie Brown’s most recent class in February.

Club member Al Spicer’s passing was announced and discussion was held about how to memorialize him. The group decided that a collection could be taken for donations to be dispersed locations mentioned in his obituary.

The upcoming club meeting schedule was presented:

June 1st – Herzog Veneers, High Point, NC

July 20th – Klingspor Woodworking Store, Hickory, NC

September 14th – Sauers Veneer, Lexington, NC

November 2nd – Klingspor Woodworking Store, Fletcher, NC

Jim Davis gave updates about the club website. The online pattern library is coming along. A new profile of a club member should be posted soon.

A current roster was distributed.

Jim Davis gave updates about the national organization including recent resignations and officer changes. A big focus of the national group is a modernization initiative for their website.  National shows will be de-emphasized going forward in favor of regional shows run by the local marquetry clubs.

A discussion was held on the benefits of the club and club members supporting beginner marquetry classes. The presence of recent class attendees at the meeting was identified as proof that classes can expand interest in the club. Jim (Sockwell? Davis? Sorry, I forgot to indicate.) suggested that the club form a class committee to escalate the club’s efforts at promoting and providing class to the community.

Beth Woody will be teaching a week-long marquetry class at the John C. Campbell Folk School July 7th – July 13th.

January 2019 Newsletter

January 2019 Newsletter

Happy New Year, Marquetarians! I hope that you were able to finish all projects that you had planned for 2018 and have a slate of marquetry goals for 2019.

The final 2018 meeting for Marquetarians of the Carolinas took place Saturday, November 17, 2018 in Fletcher, NC. This was a rain date, as the original September 15th date was impacted by Hurricane Florence. 16 members and guests attended and several attendees participated in show and tell. The primary program was a demonstration of vacuum pressing from Jim Davis.

Jim prepares to demonstrate the vacuum pump and vacuum bag. Jim also distributed printed instructions and resources for vacuum pressing.

Jim applies glue to a substrate, prior to clamping in the vacuum press.









Jim Sockwell and Charlie Brown examine Paul Purdue’s album during show and tell.


In addition to Jim’s very informative demonstration, several members, and some visitors, brought show and tell items.  An informative discussion and helpful tips on techniques followed the show and tell presentations.


Ted Lawshe explains the taping process he used for his picture.



Distribution of an extensive collection of veneers and marquetry magazines donated by longtime member Ted Lawshe was also a significant item for this meeting.  Many thanks to Ted for his thoughtfulness and contributions to the club over the years.  Thanks also to Jim Sweet for his logistical assistance and the volunteers who helped with packaging the items Ted donated.


The meeting schedule for 2019 was also discussed, and subsequently published by Charlie Brown via email. [Editor’s Note: See “Events” page for schedule.]

An introductory 1 day training class was discussed and the details are now available. It is a one day Entry Level Marquetry Class and will be conducted at the Klingspor’s Woodworking Store in Fletcher on Feb 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  2 seats are available and registration is required NLT 15 Jan. if you have already registered, no additional notice is required.  Email Charlie for details at The cost is $35 and saws and materials needed to cut a  5 x 7 picture are included.  There will also be discussion and tips on building your own marquetry saw.

With the new year, it is time once again to renew membership in our club.  Annual dues are $15 and can be remitted to Bonnie Richardson either via postal mail or given directly when attending an upcoming meeting.

Bonnie Richardson
2541 Hawkins Road
Germanton, NC 27019

Submitted by: Scott Jacobs, Secretary

April Meeting Venue Changed

  1. Please note that the April 6th meeting will NOT be at the Folk Art center in Asheville as originally planned, but has been moved to Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop in Fletcher, NC (Asheville). Same date, same time!!
  2. The marquetry class by Beth Woody at NC State is coming up at the end of this month, see the “Events” page.
  3. A test site for our website has been established with a working prototype of the pattern library online. The website team is working on a full up version, and we expect to go live in the next few weeks!! Stay tuned…