Meet my blogger and designer, Denalei
Denalei is always ahead of the trends, she predicted the return of crushed velvet, who knew? She has an eye for fun and likes to create. Her great knowledge of history adds to her creative knack for writing. She can relate olden days to modern things because like she often says, she has an old soul. If you need an idea, just ask her. Her head is full of them. Give her a sharpie marker and a magazine and she has planned our next project! She is a mom to Jacob, that being her greatest work. 🙂
Meet my quilting assistant, Clarkie
Clarkie is my mom and she has made more quilts than she can count. She is a retired school teacher and has offered to share her quilting techniques. And my favorite part is she will be there to help fill that dining room table again like we used to. She is very interesting, has great ideas, beautiful quilts and her generosity is too much! Clarkmart is named for her as she always has ample supplies to work with however she has passed that torch to me now. We always say, whoever has the most supplies, wins! She taught me well.
Cars and Coffee with Charles Ray
I can’t leave out of my plan to have a quarterly gathering to drink coffee in the morning while we kick some old car tires. I hope to have success to bring in some guys with old cars to inspire all ages to refurbish and restore something old. What better project than an old car? We won’t have any classes about restoring cars but you can certainly get some advice. At the Urban Craft Center, it’s very much about re-purposing! Look for my dad and his 41 Ford Flathead, his Model A, or his Corvair on a warm day in early 2019! My dad is a huge helper at the Urban Craft Center.
Last but not least, meet my husband Glen
Glen ‘almost’ has my vision engraved in his mind. I am surprising him first with the launch of this website! He has allowed me to eventually redirect my career as a mechanical designer to an entrepreneur and business owner. For those outdoorsy things, my husband has the talent and experience to get us started! And….he has tools, willingness, and know-how for those projects! Glen has been around the country as a hiker and a climber, he has his own blacksmith shed and likes anything nature related. He is one of those guys that can do anything he sets his mind to. But most of all, he supports my dream and has helped me get here. Best husband ever.
For more about me (Teri) and our vision for the Urban Craft Center, click here.
We hope to see you soon!