The monthly meeting of the Melrose Arts & Crafts Society will be held on Monday, March 27 at First Baptist Church at 561 Main St. in Melrose from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m. This month there will be two classes. Pat Boyer and Dotty Iudice will teach two different flower arrangements. Kris Rodolico, Executive Director of Follow Your Art Community Studios, will give an overall view of what they offer and answer any questions members might have. After the lecture, there will be a short business meeting followed by dessert and refreshments.
Last month, the society held its monthly meeting on February 27 at the same time and place as above. Stacey Dinarello taught an African style of painting, which was very popular, and members produced some delightful paintings. Judi Lamentea taught a class on bracelet-making, which produced some lovely bracelets that members wore home. After the classes, members not only listened to a quilling demonstration but also participated in making a quilling card they could take home.
Quilling is an ancient art that originated in China or Egypt and was popular in the 18th century. More recently, quilling has been used to decorate postcards, cards, notebooks and pictures.
The Society meets on the fourth Monday of each month, and the members meet, talk and exchange advice and ideas. The Society has members from over eight surrounding communities and welcomes anyone – no matter where they come from. If you are interested in learning more or have any questions, please contact Dorothy Iudice at 781-662-2099. Hope to see you soon.