Childtime Creations

Childtime Creations

Make sure you stop by Childtime Creations’ booth to view their handmade quilts. They’ve been working on creations with new, colorful summer fabrics specifically for our festival!

Lindsey of Childtime Creations explained how her quilts are influenced by the fabrics she uses and how she feels that day. First, Lindsey must love a fabric in order for it to be used in one of her creations. Next, the size of the print on the fabric must fit with the pattern of the quilt. Lastly, her work is a product of her mood. “If I’m upbeat, I tend to love the results… I think this shows in my work which is cheerful, fun, and playful.”

Childtime Creations constructs quality quilts that appeal to infants and children, ranging in design among traditional, modern and novelty. They use 100% cotton fabrics, batting, and thread in all of their products to ensure that they will wash and dry similarly and predictably. After all, these are children’s products and accidents happen!

Childtime Creations 1One of Lindsey’s recent favorites is a quilt that uses navy and lime green fabrics, for which her dad named it “Seahawk.” It features different geometric prints of various sizes. Although she usually pairs geometric prints with solids to balance out the final piece, this time she used small pieces of many kinds of fabric without making it look too busy or overpowering.

“The geometric triangle cuts, and rows of one color scheme each, formed naturally while playing with small pieces on the floor of my sewing room.  I liked how the patterns in each row would contrast by careful placement of dense patterns with less-dense patterns, and how the colors contrasted each row-to-row, but everything worked together to make a cohesive piece.”

These one-of-a-kind quilts take more than time to create; they also require dedication, vision and creativity. The piece described above took a whole day to construct: the morning to determine how to use the fabric, and the afternoon to make. “The concept can sometimes take the longest, and you hope the end result matches up toChildtime Creations 3 what you envisioned in your head while planning.”

Childtime Creations’ quilts are crafted in a spare bedroom turned sewing room and then sold at summer craft shows and online at ChildtimeCreations.com and Etsy.com/shop/ChildtimeCreations. Custom creations are also available by emailing Childtime.Creations@gmail.com.

Vicki’s Block Printed Clothing

Vicki's Block Printed Clothing Booth

Vicki Brouk will be bringing her block printed clothing to the Canandaigua Art & Music Festival. She will be featuring her wine and beer blocks to represent two of the things we all love about the Finger Lakes!

Vicki was originally commissioned to block print for Mountain Sun boutique in Canandaigua a few years back. She conferred with Judi Cermak, her former Bloomfield Central art teacher, and began block printing the boutique’s line of “Flax” linens and t-shirts. After the store eventually closed, Vicki continued block printing and participating in local festivals in the Rochester region.

Vicki’s designs are fun, unique, and truly one of a kind. Each garment is printed differently, so that no two are exactly alike. It’s not surprising that each item can take anywhere from 45 minutes for a t-shirt to complete, to hours for a dress or larger garment! All of her creative work takes place in the dining room of her Pittsford home.

Vicki’s Block Printed Clothing uses colors that are not easily replicated and symbols that speak of positive Vicki's3energies. Her fans especially like the designs that intertwine the traditional Adinkra symbols of Ghana.

Vicki is excited to be back on the road after taking a break while her kids finished college. Vicki’s Block Printed Clothing is available at local art shows – where she always brings something new – and through etsy.com. Custom orders are available by contacting her via phone, email, or Facebook!

 

CAMF is Getting WILD

Attention all animal lovers, this year’s festival will have pony rides and a petting zoo!

2 Barn Farm is bringing a bunch of their four-legged friends, including a pig, miniature horse, donkey, zebu, bearded dragon, iguana, goats, llamas, baby lambs, rabbits, hedgehogs, chinchillas and tortoises!

Make sure to visit 2 Barn Farm at the festival and on facebook for more information!

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Camp Get-A-Way – Changing lives one family at a time

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Visit Camp Get-A-Way in our Community Cause-Way to learn more about their organization and to compete against others in a paddle ball activity!

“I volunteered 6 years ago and have been hooked ever since. I am amazed at the transformation I have seen in families in only a few short days at camp. It can be a life changing event, one that will not only strengthen the bonds in a family, but improve family communication and relieve a great deal of stress, allowing for your family to grow and flourish as never thought possible before.” – Volunteer James Thibert

What is Camp Get-A-Way?

They are a non-profit organization that provides an educational and supported camping experience for families who have a child with a Mental Health diagnosis. Over the past 12 years, hundreds of families across New York State have attended Camp Get-A-Way and felt that their families were more connected and stronger from the experience. Each family stays in their own family cabin, and participates in camp activities as a family.
Camp activities include:

  • Horseback riding
  • Archery
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Canoe and kayaking
  • Arts and crafts

When is Camp Get-A-Way?

Camp Get-A-Way offers three camp sessions (up to 19 families are accepted per session) at the end of August every year:

  • Aug 14-17
  • Aug 19-22
  • Aug 24-27
  • Open House on Aug 13th and Aug 18th

FB_IMG_1458853884271_resizedWhat makes Camp Get-A-Way so special?

They’re changing lives one family at a time. Camp Get-A-Way is a very unique camp in that it is extremely relaxing and educational. This camp also provides a unique opportunity to network with other parents who are struggling with similar issues with their children. Each camp session also has a representative from the New York State Office of Mental Health that can answer questions you may have about services for your child. If you are connected to a service provider that has access to flex funds, they may be able to assist in payment for this camp.

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Camp Get-A-Way was formed by a group of parents who all had children with a mental health diagnosis. These parents wanted to offer families in New York State the opportunity to participate in recreational and skill-building activities in a traditional summer camp environment. These activities help them rediscover the joy of being a family and teach them to better communicate with each other, without worry of discrimination or the stigma of being associated with mental health issues.

How do I get more involved with Camp Get-A-Way?

Visit their website (www.cgaw.org) for more information and to access camp applications and volunteer applications. As a not-for-profit, they gladly accept donations of food, arts and craft supplies, and (tax deductible) monetary donations.

“Thank you to all those who have made donations and continue to assist and support our camp.” – James Thibert

 

The Copper Potter

Learn about The Copper Potter from Heather herself:

The Copper Potter1Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Heather and I have been an artist all my life. My grandmother was my inspiration as a child, by gifting me art supplies at every holiday. I have been teaching for more than 26 years, and decided to start an Etsy shop just recently. I am often identified by my red hair, so “The Copper Potter” seemed only fitting.

The work that I create has really come out of the collecting my husband and I have done for years of old porcelain and antiques. We live a very eclectic life and enjoy mixing styles and creating our own look. I search for objects that have lost their mate…A lid to a pot, but no pot. A door knob without a door. These objects are the inspiration for many of my pieces. I design a piece around an old found object, to blend the old with the new. I have worked in many mediums, from sterling jewelry, paintings, fibers, but most recently clay. I enjoy throwing on the wheel and getting caught up in the art, when I am given the chance.

Visit The Copper Potter booth July 15-17!

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