Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Potluck lunch at 12:00 pm, meeting 1:30 pm at Cooke's Presbyterian Church in Markdale.
Please note: If the weather does not cooperate, we will send out an email notification by 10 a.m., an update on the Facebook page and if we can on CFOS radio.
Bring food to share and your dishes and your cutlery.
Meeting - If you are not coming for lunch but are attending the meeting please arrive around 1:20 so that we can begin the meeting promptly at 1:30.
Dating from prehistoric times and perhaps fashioned from pieces of bone, wood or rock, thimbles became an integral part of society. These tiny sewing aids crafted in metal alloys, porcelain, silver and even gold have become charming collectibles in an amazing array of shapes, sizes and designs. From politics to prostitution, employment to education, the thimble has influenced our daily lives. Helen Kay, an amateur collector of thimbles will present a brief history of the thimble and present her collection through a power point presentation. You are invited to participate by bringing your antique thimbles and perhaps learn the date and origin of your hallmarked treasure.
Ladies and men from the Georgian Bay Lace Makers will also be on hand to demonstrate the art of making Bobbin Lace.
Coordinator: Janet Iles 519.376.2105
Location: Cooke's Presbyterian Church, 14 George St. Markdale