By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2012
Trista Hill invites everyone to Eastern Hills Baptist Church’s 4th annual Fall Craft Show.
It is often hard to find crafters in this day and age as society relies more heavily on technology, but true artisans are still out there and many will find their way to Eastern Hills Baptist Church for the 4th annual Fall Craft Show on Saturday, September 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Hills is tucked into the hills east of Claremore, about a mile north of Cherokee Casino at Will Rogers Downs. The show will host 20 booths, half filled by local artisans and the other half featuring commercial items like from Pampered Chef. “We strive to keep it unique though,” says Craft Show Chairperson Trista Hill. “So we only allow one representative for each commercial item.”
According to Trista, it is not at all difficult to keep the handmade arts and crafts portion of the show unique. “True crafters don’t let anything go to waste,” she points out, “so even if two crafters make the same type of item, it is very unlikely the styles will be the same because they have made things from their own scraps and scratch.” Craft Show shoppers are likely to find just about anything from homemade soap by Prairie Princess to local honey to handmade jewelry to crocheted and hand-sewn items. One year, an artisan brought handmade Native American jewelry and moccasins.
“We have a man from Locust Grove who is a wood turner; he makes very intricate patterns on items like writing pens, vases, pull chains and more,” says Trista. “We also had a wood chipper one year.”