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January – My First Experience With Tennessee Craft Was…

January – My First Experience With Tennessee Craft Was…

First Experience as a Booth Sitter

February 6th, 2015

A long time ago, in the Spring of 2014, I was recruited by the great Sallie Mayne to be a booth sitter for the Tennessee Craft Fair. I had never visited the fair before, so I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. And boy was I in for a treat! When I got there, I […]

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Roy Overcast introduced me to TACA

February 5th, 2015

I came to Nashville in the late 1970’s to work for the Tennessee Arts Commission. There I worked with Master Craftsman Roy Overcast who was the Director of Crafts. It was with Roy that I attended my first Tennessee Craft Fair. I was the director of Community Arts and Kathy Tate was the director of […]

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Happy to be a part of 50 years

February 4th, 2015

Moving to Nashville in 1988 and finding a high-quality craft fair was a must for me. I had lived in Austin, TX, attended Laguna Gloria Art Festival and had great memories. Finding Tennessee Craft Fairs gave me the experience that I loved as I walked around soaking up the creativity expressed through crafts and meeting […]

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Making Paper Fans

January 9th, 2015

This may be my first craft experience. We were always coloring and often layered crayons onto paper and creating patterns, scratching through. Then one day we accordion-folded them and added a bobby pin so we could use them as fans. Then we had the bright idea of selling them for a nickel to our neighbors, […]

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