FAVB Announces Barn Quilt Painting Workshop

Fostoria Area Visitors Bureau Announces Barn Quilt Painting Workshop Saturday, November 17th

Register early as space is limited.

October 31, 2018 (Fostoria, Ohio) – After holding two “sold-out” barn-quilt painting workshops with nationally-known expert Suzi Parron earlier this year, the Fostoria Area Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that a local artist will begin offering barn quilt painting workshops. “Barn Quilt Painting by Beverly” will offer a barn quilt painting workshop on Saturday, November 17th.  The workshop will be held from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the BANKquet Hall at the Towne Square Arts and Business, 125 South Main Street. In this first workshop, Bev Lang will give instructions how to paint a popular barn quilt design which features a cardinal.

The workshop is $40.00 per person and will include a pre-primed 2’ x 2’ MDO exterior grade board as well as the paints and foam brushes required to complete the cardinal design during the workshop. Step-by-step instructions will be given on how to draft, tape and paint the barn quilt square. Attendees are asked to bring a yardstick, a pencil, eraser, cutter, a blow dryer and painter’s tape. The yellow or green “Frog tape” brand works best, but blue Scotch brand is also acceptable. You will leave with a finished quilt block.

Pre-registration and payment is required in advance. Attendees are encouraged to register as soon as possible as the class will be limited to the first 12 attendees. To register, or for any questions, contact Bev Lang, 1401 Fairway Drive, cell: 567-245-5549, email: blang1@woh.rr.com.

Attendees will be encouraged to place their barn quilt squares on the local “trail”. Bev will provide a Fostoria Ohio Barn Quilt Trail Release Form that will be used by the Fostoria Area Visitors Bureau to promote the locations of barn quilt squares in the area.


Kid’s Christmas Makers Market

The Chamber is hosting the first ever Kid’s Christmas Makers Market in the hours leading up to the Rotary Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 1. The Kid’s Christmas Makers Market is a way to encourage and empower youth with the entrepreneurial spirit while creating additional foot traffic in our downtown and into local businesses.
The Kid’s Christmas Makers Market will feature 13 kid makers who will be selling a variety of handmade items each housed in 9 downtown businesses.
Special thanks to our host businesses: Savvy Hair Expressions, Second Wind Music Center, Flippin’ Jimmy’s, Foster’s Museum, Wolph Chiropractic, Fit N’ Dance Shakin’ it with Shelly, Ysenia’s Mexican Store and Fostoria Community Arts Council.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Sarah Stephens Krupp, at 419-435-0486 or via email at sarah@fostoriachamber.com.