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May 13 -14 is Mother’s Day weekend and what better way to spend time with Mom than on the annual tour featuring a wide range of artists and crafts people.  

The setting is perfect – the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges region of the City of Kawartha Lakes. Admission is free. Travel along the Rolling Hills Studio Tour path to create your own self-guided tour. There are 7 Studios along the way, featuring the work of 11 artisans.  

There are a number of reasons why you should make plans to attend this unique event.  

First, the variety of art work includes copper and silver jewellery, pottery, soapstone carvings, leather sculpture, brass & copper fountains, wildlife art in oils, acrylics or beautiful watercolours, photography, amazing paintings on feathers, wood sculpture, and even decorative gourd art.   

Second, there will be demonstrations at some of the studios. You will get a first hand look at the amazing artists in action. Many of these artists have their work in collections around the world.  

Third, you will be purchasing unique one-of-a kind items, all made in Canada!

And fourth, you can visit one of the many restaurants along the way, or even stay in a local Bed and Breakfast.

Let’s take a look at two of the Studios you will find.

Studio A is at “From the Heart Quilts” on Hwy 7A in Bethany. I have featured From the Heart Quilts in an earlier Blog. Since then, the variety of new fabrics has grown, including Japanese fabrics, hand dyed wool, organic cotton, unique patterns – and of course the friendly staff continue to offer classes and answer your questions.

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Studio B is the home of Clayworks Pottery and will feature Jodie Hames and Holly McClellan.

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Clayworks Pottery was created by Jodie Hames. The studio originally opened in 1997 at the entrance of Kilbear Provincial Park. Lucky for us, Bethany has been her home since 2012. You can find Clayworks Pottery on Mothers Day weekend – or any other time of the year at 112 Weston Rd. The studio offers hand made original designs including functional pottery as well as sculptured pieces of art. Examples of unique pieces such as the Dragonfly plate can be found on Jodie’s website at clayworkspottery.ca

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 Holly McClellan is a photographer whose art has been shown in public galleries, arts festivals and events across Ontario, Quebec and the USA. Holly’s work will also be featured at Clayworks Pottery studio. 

I will highlight features from the remaining studios featured on the tour in the weeks coming up to Mother’s Day. In the meantime you can download a map of the tour area at http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com

 

 

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Have you ever wished you had planned something more unique for Mother’s Day – something to show how special your Mom is? Well this may be exactly what you are looking for:

The 2016 Rolling Hills Studio Tour on the MAY 7th and 8th Mother’s Day Weekend.

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Set your own pace on a free self-guided tour in the scenic rolling hills of the Oak Ridges region of the City of Kawartha Lakes

You can meet 14 artists and crafts people and see demonstrations of pottery, jewelry, gourd art, paintings, wood working, feather art, and more at the 9 featured studios.

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Spring will certainly be in the air! Visit the website and set you own route. Take in the Quilt Show while you are there.

For More Information: 

http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com

info@rollinghillsstudiotour.com

(705) 277-2666 Bev Williams

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Great news for the quilters in the area, a new Quilt Shop has opened in Bethany!

From the Heart Quilt Shop, owned by Cyndy Manol, opened on December 3 after completing the construction of a beautiful new home for the store.

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From The Heart Quilt Shop

Natural light, a stone fireplace, and beautiful views create a welcoming atmosphere. A classroom, design wall, and what feels like miles of beautiful fabrics will leave you with a sense of awe at the sheer beauty of the store.

Premium fabrics and supplies include Maywood Woolies, Japanese fabrics, Tulip Needles, Hand Dyed Wool, Organic Cotton, Aurifil thread, Crabapple Hill patterns and much more. In addition you will find friendly knowledgeable staff to answer your questions or even fill out a gift certificate for your favorite quilter.

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Inside From The Heart Quilt Shop

If you really want to know what a business is like, read some reviews!

Marnie Mitchell wrote:

“My daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter and myself stopped at your Quilt shop on Saturday and just loved it. We picked up our Row by Row pattern and kit and just browsed. What an amazing place, beautiful fabric and patterns, fantastic quilts displayed all over both inside and out and the yummiest chocolate chip cookies!!! Thanks Ladies for the great experience, we will be back.”

 Jenn Ford wrote:

“I cannot say enough wonderful things about the ladies at From The Heart Quilt Shop. I approached the Cynthia & Penny to help figure out a project that was very special and very personal. Some local kiddos from the neighboring school were missing their teacher very much and wanted to do something special, so the idea of a quilt was born. But we knew very little about them, how to make them, what is involved – really nothing. The whole process was so amazing – they guided us through every step. The kids all made patches and the completed quilt left me speechless. Every detail was perfect, in fact, the day we showed the kids, almost immediately, a little one mentioned that the stitching was in the form of a heart. It was perfect. From the bottom of our hearts, from all the kids and all the teachers who had a part in this – Thank you so very much.”

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The Classroom at From The Heart Quilt Shop

The store is easy to find on the South Side of Hwy 7A at 1436 Highway 7A, Bethany, Ontario    Phone: (705) 277-2934

Check out their FaceBook Page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/From-The-Heart-Quilt-Shop/595585070561590

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