Otter Lake Craft Circle

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Donna Cushman works on a quilting challenge to use a variety of fabrics in one project. She chose a cardinal and bluejay pattern for a table runner. (CAD)

GETTING CRAFTY IN OTTER LAKE – In mid-November, a new crafting group called Otter Lake Craft Circle was started by Donna Cushman of Loon & Lake Creations. After many years of service, Cushman recently retired from her role as president of the Western Quebec Literacy Council. She decided to create a fun group where the community can get together and socialize while working on craft projects like stamping, crochet, knitting, paper folding, embroidery, painting, quilting and card making. “This group has been great for meeting new people; I like that it’s social and during the day, so we don’t have to rush and worry about driving at night…It’s been a lot of fun.” said participant Mary Dubeau.

Participants are invited to bring their projects and meet at the Raymond Johnston Centre every Thursday from 10 a.m. – noon. They can enjoy great conversation and free refreshments as they work on their own projects or join one of the monthly activities to learn new techniques. January’s event was learning paper folding in a book to create a 3-D effect, demonstrated by Monique Racine. The next activity is dot painting on coasters on February 22 with a nominal fee for supplies.

For more information, Donna can be reached by Facebook or phone at 819-453-1236.

– Crystal Dubeau