Ann Lane

Ann has been a fabric junkie for years and enjoys making all sorts of things…from clothing to toys to tableware to handbags, etc.  Ann loves to knit and crochet as well.  Ann’s mom was a whiz at sewing, making all her daughter’s clothes (4 daughters for heaven’s sake) and the love of sewing was passed on to […]

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Bev Johnson

  Bev Johnson, a longtime resident of the Black Forest has been a member of the Black Forest Arts & Crafts Guild (BFA&CG) for a number of years.  She currently serves on the Board and is on the set-up committee.  Her crafts include jewelry and culinary.  Bev usually works the morning shift in the jewelry […]

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Brian Benham

Brian specializes in building unique pieces of custom furniture and functional art. He enjoys the process of designing apiece just as much as he does building it, and bringing something new into the world. His main skillsets are based in woodworking; however, he’s a maker at heart and is always looking to expand his skillset, […]

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Chris LaClair

Chris has been a member of the guild for over 15 years. Chris learned to sew and quilt over 35 years ago.  Her quilts are pieced and Longarm quilted. She grew up in a small town in Kansas. Chris sews all kind of items such as baby items, soft books, hot pads, and much more.  Chris […]

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Deborah Bowin

Deborah Bowin’s trade name is My Favorite Things. She is originally from Norfolk, Virginia and moved to Black Forest in 1993. She has been a member of the Guild for 18 years. Debbie loves to make anything and everything if she gets the chance. She makes a lot of different things that include children’s and […]

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Della Clark

Della’s passion is primarily quilting which she learned from her mother who was an avid and meticulous quilter. Della has carried on with her mothers passion for being meticulous which reflects in the quality of her work. She also loves to do fine decorative crochet and other various crafts. Della serves on the Board as […]

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Diane Saign

Diane joined the Guild in 2008.  She has served on the Board in several different positions during her time with the guild. She enjoys crocheting, which she learned from her mother, machine embroidering notecards and dish towels, and creating new craft items for the shows. One of her newest items is a mesh tote bag […]

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Donna Hartley

d.t.hartley (Donna Hartley) is a native of San Francisco. Having been a Navy wife for the first 15 years she has lived and painted in such wide ranging places as Iceland, Hawaii and then Colorado since 1983. Now she is painting from landscape photographs she’s taken. Art classes began formally in high school and then […]

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Elaine Potter

Brushstrokes and Stitches Elaine enjoys all types of sewing.  Her love for sewing started at the age of 12, learning how to follow patterns and make her own clothes.  Her grandmother taught her the lost art of hand quilting when she was just 13.  As Elaine got older with a family of her own, she […]

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Gail Montgomery

Gail is a “Jill” of all trades; she loves sewing, beading, needlework, jewelry making, and photography. She likes to try new crafts and techniques and is glad the show “Crafters Coast to Coast” no longer airs as she doesn’t have room in her studio for a pottery wheel, kiln, lathe or band saw. Gail learned […]

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