The Maker's Table: “Shaker Oval Boxes – Form, Function and Fabrication” and “Quilting with Wood”



Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm


Blowing Rock Art and History Museum
159 Chestnut St
Blowing Rock, NC 28605


The Southern Highland Craft Guild presents, The Maker’s Table, a monthly program where we invite you to spend an evening with a master crafter while they share the ins and outs of their trade.

Storage boxes made by bending thin strips of wood were common in households of the late 1700’s and 1800’s. The Shaker religious communities evolved these boxes into a simple yet sturdy oval container that could be used in a number of tasks. Jeff Neil will discuss the features of these boxes that make them such a perfect match of form and function. Then we will review how they are made. Neil's wife, the quilter, asked him if he could incorporate traditional American quilt blocks on the lids of some of my shaker boxes a number of years ago. Neil will also discuss my method of using wood veneers from around the world to create traditional quilt blocks on the lids of the oval boxes. Additionally, he will touch on my method of incorporating traditional American quilt patterns into the making of heirloom jewelry boxes.


Phone: (828) 295-9099
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