Braid in Speaker 2020

images-12We are pleased to announce that the Speaker for the 2020 VF Spring Braid in is Janice Sonnen of Lebanon, Pennsylvania.  This is actually the second time that Janice will be speaking to us!  The first time was several years ago… 2010?… when her book on Penny Rugs had just come out.  But enough time and work have passed that she has new and interesting things to share with us.

AJanice is an accomplished designer and maker of penny rugs, wool applique, embroidery, rug hooking, and rug braiding.  She is the author of “Penny Rugs – Sewing Wool Appliqué” (Schiffer Publishing, 2010) and is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.  For several years, she has had the honor of being listed in the Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Crafts.

Janice will talk to us on Saturday night at 7 pm.  She is also teaching a wool applique candle mat class Saturday afternoon at 3 pm!