Summer Wind Down

Where has the summer gone? It’s certainly been an extremely hot and dry one and we’re all hoping for some substantial rain soon!!

This month we shared in our pot luck dinner that was enjoyed by everyone. Lots of yummy dishes to pick from. There were also lots of bargains again at the Ways & Means Sale. If the sum collected was any indication, everyone went home with some great deals!

We also were surprised and delighted with an early preview of a beautiful work of art by the son of one of our members, Holly Santangelo. It’s pretty obvious that the artistic gene has traveled from Holly’s mom, Carolyn Emerson, to Holly, and now to her son Joey Santangelo.

Joey is a 2014 graduate of Shenandoah University where his original plan was to study biology but his pivot to vocal performance lead him to theater and now what may become a career in the fascinating world of costume design. Working in London gave him an opportunity to work as a trainee costume maker where his work can be seen on Bridgeton Season 1 & upcoming Season 3 on Netflix. Read more about Joey HERE. I think we are all as proud of Joey as his mother and grandmother are!

This magnificent jacket above was fully designed and sewn by Joey. If you click on the photographs you will see how much detail and handwork he has been put into the piece. According to Holly, “He pretty much wiped out my red stash piecing the background fabric.” It obviously was worth every bit of that stash!

This is Joey’s first time in the quilt world and he will be entering his piece in the Wearable Art category at the Pacific International Quilt Festival that will take place in Santa Clara, CA, October 13-16, 2022.

We wish Joey so much good luck and will certainly watch for Season 3 of Bridgeton and watch for more of his talent. I’m sure big things will be coming to this young man in the future and we can all say “We knew him when”.

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