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March 2018

Art to Mail: Make Your Own Quilted Postcards – with Paula Golden

March 22
Alexander Black House & Cultural Center, 204 Draper Road, SW
Blacksburg, VA 24060 United States
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Join us for a fun & creative workshop where you will create a small "art" quilt suitable for mailing, framing, or hanging. It's a fast and fun activity. The possibilities are endless - it will be hard to stop at one! All supplies will be provided for this 1 and 1/2 hour workshop. You will learn how to design using pre-printed fabrics, how to use fusible adhesive, and what the US Postal Service regulations are if you'd like to mail these small treasures to a friend! The workshop will be lead by local artist & quilter Paula Golden.  Selected as “2001 Teacher of the Year” by The Professional Quilter Magazine, Paula has been quilting since the early 1970s and teaching for over twenty years, including the International Quilt Festival, Houston. Her quilts, patterns and articles have been published in various magazines and books. Paula is past-president of the Board of Directors, Virginia Quilt Museum and co-author of the book Quilts of Virginia: Birth of America through the Eye of a Needle. She trained as a medical technologist and completed her Master of Independent Study in print-making and surface design. Paula is certified in administering the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and incorporates the concept that understanding oneself increases the creative process. For more information, visit www.paulagolden.com The workshop will be offered twice on March 22, from 3:00-4:30 PM, and again 5:30 - 7:00 PM. The cost is $20 per person. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets today to reserve your spot! "Art to Mail" Workshop Tickets: $20 per person CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE “Using fiber as a creative means to communicate is intrinsic to my very being. It links me to the continuum of men and women who have stitched their lives in fiber to provide warmth and nourishment for the body and soul.” Her passion for the stories behind the quilts is a leading theme in her work. While the history of stitching is important as a documentation of issues of concerns and art, it is also a means of expressing joy and humor." - Paula Golden

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December 2018

Once in a Lifetime Experience!

December 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Alexander Black House & Cultural Center, 204 Draper Road, SW
Blacksburg, VA 24060 United States
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$500,000-Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience at the Alexander Black House! Start your stay with a champagne greeting with the Executive Director. Enjoy a private all-access behind-the-scenes tour hosted by our Director of History and an Alexander Black descendant including access to the full unfinished house. An elegant private dinner will be served on Alexander's personal China catered by your choice of local caterer complimented by live harp music. Conclude your evening with an overnight stay in Alexander's bedroom. Wake up to a continental breakfast catered on Alexander's personal China by Our Daily Bread followed by tickets to a local event for that day. In addition, you will receive naming rights to a wing of the Alexander Black House! Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience in Blacksburg's Living Room! Choose your stay dates from the dates below. 

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