Community Threads & The Porcelain Painters Exhibition

Community Threads & The Porcelain Painters Exhibition 

Artist Reception: Friday, November 4, 2016 / 6:00 – 8:00 & Art Trot


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Community Threads is a fiber arts program of the McCormick Arts Council and is composed of a vibrant group of members whose passions include creating art with needle and thread.  The program began in the Spring of 2014 with a small group of women who attended a beginner quilting workshop at the MACK.  The desire for extra sewing time together led to a growing group and an established program, appropriately named to encompass our community.



DSCN8516 (1)Since 2014, Community Threads (CT) has experienced incredible growth and now has over 100 on its email outreach list.  With this growth, CT has moved from its beginning workspace on the third floor of the MACK, to the Hanson Gallery, the Willington History Center, and in March of 2016, to its current workshop at 218 South Main Street with additional workdays hosted at Hickory Knob State Park. Our members come from McCormick and the surrounding area, Greenwood, Lincolnton, GA, and as far away as Evans. Ga.    We now have a “sister group” in West Columbia and have enjoyed working with members of the Maids of Honor Missions group at Calvary Community Church in their quilting projects for missions. Community Threads provides an opportunity for folks to gather, visit, sew, teach, share ideas, and build friendships beyond our workshop.

Some of the quilts and coiled baskets on display were constructed using African Waxed Fabric, donated by Sarah Moss, a CT member from Willington. The beautiful, vibrant color brings art to life in these quilts and baskets,  and combines the talents of far away artists with the fiber artists of McCormick.  Our members have creative talent they freely share. We hope you enjoy your visit to our exhibition and encourage you to join us in the CT workshop soon.

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Community Threads Mission Statement

The mission of Community Threads is to promote fiber arts as an extension of the McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah (MACK). We are a creative needle arts fellowship, offering an outlet for all to come and learn new skills, fine tune existing ones, share ideas, build strong friendships, and serve our community through our craft.


The Porcelain Painters
Carol Craig has been china painting since 1974. Originally from Elberton, GA, Carol currently teaches classes at her studio in North Augusta, SC, and travels to provide private classes and seminars. She is a certified porcelain artist teacher, past president of several china painting organizations and displays her work permanently in several museums across the US. 
Commie Peebles has been painting since 1995. She has been a student of Carol Craig for many years.
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