Cooksville resident Rosemary Clark will demonstrate the art of quilting with step-by-step instructions at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Glenwood branch library on Route 97. Clark, who lives across the street, runs a home-based quilting business called RC Dream Quilts. She teaches in her studio and sells her quilts twice a year, in May and September, "right on the front lawn."
She has made 12 Harry Potter quilts - one with a three-dimensional cloak with Harry's initials monogrammed on the lining. It was snapped up by two quilters, a husband and wife from Virginia, who just happened to be driving by. "They bought it as soon as they saw it," Clark said. She hopes to start on another Harry Potter quilt soon.
She will bring a Harry Potter "cheater cloth" to the workshop to show to participants. A "cheater" is a piece of fabric with a large printed image that can be used as a centerpiece, or medallion, for a quilt. Clark will also bring the top part of a quilt called blooming nine patch, containing nine little squares in each quilt "patch." The quilt is made of eight fabrics whose colors "bleed" into each other and thus, "bloom."
"I'll show them the easy things, because I don't want them to be overwhelmed from square one," Clark said. "I want them to blossom themselves, when they are ready."
Registration is required. The library is at 2350 Route 97. Information: 410-313-5577.
Graduates: Army National Guard Pvt. Ryan D. Hobbs, son of Dennis Hobbs of Woodbine, has graduated from basic combat military training at Fort Sill, in Lawton, Okla.
Reports for duty: Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brian C. Sims, son of John H. and Joyce L. Sims of Mount Airy, recently reported for duty with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Promoted: Marine Corps Sgt. Eugene D. Danfect, son of Barbara Bent of Sykesville and David M. Danfect of Williamsport, recently was promoted to his current rank while serving with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Jazz, percussion: The River Hill High School music department will present a Jazz and Percussion Concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 in the school auditorium, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville. The Indoor Drumline, a percussion ensemble, will demonstrate techniques; the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo will perform jazz, swing and big-band music. Tickets are $5 at the door. Parking is free. Steve Wampler, 410-313-6927.
For children: The Glenwood library branch, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will offer "Winter Wonderland," stories and songs for children ages 2 to 5 with an adult, at 7 p.m. Jan. 9. "Plant a Reader," a story time series for ages 2 and 3 with an adult, will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 13-Feb. 10. No program will be held Jan. 20, the federal holiday in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., when the library will be closed. "Chillin' in Alaska," stories, games and a craft related to Alaska for ages 4 to 7, at 7 p.m. Jan. 15. 410-313- 5579.
Stamp collecting: Stamp collector Lynn Stiegler will answer questions about the hobby at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 11 at the Glenwood library branch. Stiegler learned philately from her father, whose collection she inherited. Stamp enthusiasts of all ages are invited. Participants can trade surplus stamps at a "stamp swap." Refreshments will be served. Registration is requested. 410-313-5577.
Thrift shop: St. Paul's Nearly New Thrift Shop, 16457 Old Frederick Road in Poplar Springs, offers clothing, toys, books and small housewares. The shop is open from noon to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Donations are welcome during shop hours or may be left in a bin near the shop entrance. 410-489-4411.