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Creative Living — July 14


Information on making a fabric collage to create a village on a quilt, making boutonnieres, and using three-dimensional dolls in scrapbooks will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, at noon. (All times are Mountain.)

Karen Eckmeier is an author and quilter, and her business is The Quilted Lizard. She's going to demonstrate a fabric collage of step and window shapes that magically turn into a village. It's amazing how the tulle color can change the mood of the village! She's from Kent, Conn.

Casey Schwartz is a floral designer and co-owner of Flower Duet, and she's going to show some tricks of the trade with wiring some flowers to make small pieces of art to wear on your lapel or wrist. She lives in Redondo Beach, Calif.

Dianna Effner is a designer of doll molds, and she has even figured out a way to use 3-dimensional dolls in scrapbooks. She'll show how to press the molds as well as how to paint them. Her company is Expressions, Inc. in Jamestown, Mo.

Information on working with stabilizers when sewing and planning successful events will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain.)

Kay Brooks works in product development and is the head of education for RNK Distributing. She will explain where to use tear-away and cut-away stabilizers and what their benefits in sewing are. She lives in Knoxville, Tenn.

Patty Waid is a professional event planner, and she will share her five steps to planning a successful event. Her company is Waid & Associates in Albuquerque.

Five Steps to Planning a Successful Event

Step 1 - Getting Organized

Setting up a notebook is extremely important. It provides a central location for all your information, helping you to stay focused and detail oriented.

Step 2 - Begin the Planning

This step is the most critical in determining the basics of your event. Be clear as to what your purpose is and the steps it will take to get there. This will insure a successful event.

Event: Determine the purpose (Fundraiser, business meeting, celebration, etc.)

Budget: Set a budget but be prepared for changes along the way


Step 3 - Pull Together Your Team

Step 4 - Be Flexible & Detail Oriented

Step 5 - Post Event

Once your event ends, it is necessary to review all contractual commitments and follow through. It is an excellent time to evaluate your event with the anticipation of an even more successful one next time around.

"Creative Living" is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations in the United States, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico and is distributed by Westlink, Albuquerque.


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