1. Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia Homemade Doll Day – Chesterfield – June 28
2. Joshua’s Hands Valiant Warrior Quilting Project – Purcellville – July 5-16
3. Reforming Arts Conference – Appomattox – August 2-4
Chesterfield County Museum
Thursday, June 28, 2016, drop in from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a free, family open-house style event, appropriate for all ages; donations to the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia are welcome.
See dolls handmade from corn husks, corn cobs, nuts, pine tags, handkerchiefs, wooden spools, paper, and yarn, and make a yarn doll to take home.
For more information, contact Pat Roble at 804-768-7311.
Valiant Warrior Quilting Project
201 N. Maple Avenue
Thursday, July 5 through Monday, July 16, 2018; Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Valiant Warrior Project meets twice a year to teach and mentor quilting skills while making quilts for those who have been wounded in service to our country. To date, the organization has made more than 1,500 quilts, which have been sent to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, and the military hospitals at Ramstein and Landstuhl.
No experience is needed; no registration is required. All supplies are provided, although donations of red, white, or blue fabric are welcome. Experienced quilters are welcome to bring their own machines if preferred. Those wishing to participate but unable to attend may contribute projects made from home. Donations to help underwrite quilting and shipping costs are also gladly accepted.
Appomattox Inn & Suites
Thursday, August 2 through Saturday, August 4, 2018. Cost: $75/person, registration through July 22; $100/person, registration after July 22. Early registration is encouraged. This Reforming Art Conference is suggested for older students and adults who are not merely interested in the “how-to” aspects of art, but primarily on how to think Biblically about art and use it wisely. Students do not have to be “artists” to attend and to understand the impact and great power the arts have upon a culture.
The Reforming Arts Conference will focus on how the arts can be used to advance the Kingdom of Christ on Earth. Explore how God has used His visual artistic designs to tell the world about Himself, as well as the messages of historical and present-day artists and their impact on the world.
Lecture topics will include “How to Hear What Art Is Saying Even When It Pretends to Say Nothing,” “Speaking Against the Status Quo: Highlighting the Work of Norman Rockwell,” and “The Propaganda of Art: an Historical Analysis.”