Durham’s Spoonflower is sponsoring a crafting night and book launch event for author Barb Blair on June 3 in Raleigh.
Blair, founder of Knack, a design studio and shop in Greenville, S.C., has a new book, “Furniture Makes the Room.” The book has instructions for 15 before-and-after furniture projects including dressers, tables, beds and more. Blair will show attendees how to make a refinished jewelry box using supplies provided by Spoonflower, a digital custom fabric firm in Durham.
The free event is 6:30-9 p.m. June 3 at Ramble Supply Co., 123 E. Martin St., Raleigh.
N.C. Quilt Symposium is next weekend
The 2016 North Carolina Quilt Symposium will be June 2-5 at Raleigh’s William Peace University.
The three-day event, “Quilting With the Stars,” will include a quilt show, more than 35 vendors and a silent auction of 18-inch quilts to benefit Military Missions in Action.
The event also will feature workshops by 22 nationally known instructors on color theory, hand quilting, fiber art, hand applique, machine quilting, hand piecing, digital quilt design, landscape quilting, English paper piecing, machine applique, foundation paper piecing, thread painting, 3-D applique and free-motion quilting.
The hours are noon-6 p.m. June 2, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 3-4. Admission is $8 per day. It will be at the university’s Hermann Athletic Center, 15 E. Peace St.
Have you always wanted to have backyard chickens?
Here are a few upcoming Triangle events to learn more about what is involved with keeping chickens:
▪ Raleigh’s 2016 Tour D’Coop is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4. Tickets for the annual event cost $10 per person or $20 for family/carload. Tickets are for sale at Ace Hardware in Seaboard Station, 802 Semart Drive, Suite 112; and Whole Foods locations in Raleigh, Cary and North Raleigh. Or buy tickets at tourdcoop.com/tickets.
▪ Garden writer Frank Hyman of Durham is teaching two classes on do-it-yourself coop design, demo and tour from 2-5 p.m. June 11 and June 25. Class is held rain or shine. Cost: $35; free for children under 10. Attendees must reserve a space via Paypal at frankhyman.com.
Save the date: The Bull City Coop Tour will be Oct. 15. Info: bullcitychickens.com/bull-city-coop-tour/