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Shepherd's Studio

Shepherd's Studio Shepherd's Studio is a shared space that encourages creativity, community, and self-expression.

Operating as usual

04/26/2022

ARTY PARTY meets Wednesday night at 6:00 in room S308. Come join us as we create original works of art that encourage creativity, exploration and individual expression. We have a couple of projects that we are working on now and there is always time to work on own own paintings. We are all unique children of God, bursting with potential! Come and discover that creativity within you and use those gifts to give back to God!

The Grateful Threads Quilting Group will meet tonight at 6:00 until 8:00 in room S309. We are learning a new technique t...
04/26/2022

The Grateful Threads Quilting Group will meet tonight at 6:00 until 8:00 in room S309. We are learning a new technique to applique quilt squares. We will put the squares together to make a quilt for someone who needs a little love and comfort only a quilt can provide! What a joy to be a part of this ministry! Come join us!

The Grateful Threads Quilting Group is collecting sewing thread to use in making quilts for those in need, the sick and ...
03/23/2022

The Grateful Threads Quilting Group
is collecting sewing thread to use in making quilts for those in need, the sick and new babies.
Please place your donations in a bin you will find in the Gathering Place.
Thank you for your contribution!

Part B of our Fabric Basket Class lead by Dora Cornwell. We had lots of fun! Join us on Tuesday nights from 6:00 to 8.00...
02/09/2022

Part B of our Fabric Basket Class lead by Dora Cornwell. We had lots of fun! Join us on Tuesday nights from 6:00 to 8.00 pm for Grateful Threads and Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for Arty Party.

What fun The Grateful Threads group had Tuesday night.  We started making fabric baskets.  This class is being led by Do...
02/03/2022

What fun The Grateful Threads group had Tuesday night. We started making fabric baskets. This class is being led by Dora Cornwell. What a blessing the Arts Ministry is to many of us.

There are lots of changes at Shepherd's Studio!  We have almost completed our move to our new location.  We are now loca...
07/30/2021

There are lots of changes at Shepherd's Studio! We have almost completed our move to our new location. We are now located upstairs, in room S308 in the old education building at the church. It was hard to leave our beloved studio in the Hood House but it was time. We are going to have much more room to create in this new space. We are meeting occasionally on Wednesday nights for Arty Party and will officially start our group sessions in September. We believe the air conditioning problems have been resolved so now we can finish up our move. Keep checking to see what's on the calendar. We've got some fun things planned!

04/26/2021

UPDATE: To comply with health and safety measures set forth by our church, the Stitches in Time Quilt Presentation will begin with the worship service at 11:00 a.m. and then will be open in the afternoon until 6:00 p.m. This will make it easier for people to come view the quilts and remain socially distanced.

Our Grateful Threads Quilting Group is looking forward to The Stitches In Time Quilt Presentation in the sanctuary at Fo...
04/25/2021

Our Grateful Threads Quilting Group is looking forward to The Stitches In Time Quilt Presentation in the sanctuary at Forest Hills Baptist Church next Sunday, May 2nd from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Worship is at 11:00 am.

Are you as excited as we are about The Stitches In Time Quilt Presentation next Sunday, May 2nd? Many people have been very generous to entrust their family treasures to us to welcome you back to indoor worship. Our church family is stitched together with lots of love, just like these quilts. There’s still time to enter yours. We would be so honored to display them! We will be in the Gathering Place this coming Tuesday, April 27th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm to receive yours!

Are you as excited as we are about The Stitches In Time Quilt Presentation next Sunday, May 2nd?  Many people have been ...
04/25/2021

Are you as excited as we are about The Stitches In Time Quilt Presentation next Sunday, May 2nd? Many people have been very generous to entrust their family treasures to us to welcome you back to indoor worship. Our church family is stitched together with lots of love, just like these quilts. There’s still time to enter yours. We would be so honored to display them! We will be in the Gathering Place this coming Tuesday, April 27th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm to receive yours!

The Arts Ministry of Forest Hills would like to invite you to walk the Stations of the Cross in the parking lot at our c...
03/29/2021

The Arts Ministry of Forest Hills would like to invite you to walk the Stations of the Cross in the parking lot at our church. As you walk and view the works of art, it is our hope that you will reflect on Jesus' intense sacrifice for us. March 29-April 4, 2021.

Quilts tell a story…….Some are family heirlooms.Some catch our eye in a store display.Some are a reminder of a special o...
03/14/2021

Quilts tell a story…….
Some are family heirlooms.

Some catch our eye in a store display.

Some are a reminder of a special occasion such as a wedding or a birth. And others tell the story of a life well lived, pieced together to celebrate an anniversary.

Some are an account of athletic achievements, made of tee shirts or they are fashioned from well- worn dresses our mothers made for us.

Each quilt is unique and they are highly prized.

We’re looking forward to our upcoming quilt presentation. We want to celebrate our church’s reopening with a display of these timeless treasures. Do you have any quilts hidden away in a closet, cedar chest or covering a bed? We would love for you to share your quilts with us to display in our church’s sanctuary. More details will be coming soon. Feel free to contact Marianne Donohue 919 696-3971, Jerry Hester 919 810-8748 or Dora Cornwell 919 609-2275 for more information. We’re very excited to see what stories your quilts will tell!

The Grateful Threads met on the porch of Shepherd's Studio Tuesday night to work on our baby quilt project.  It's all ha...
09/24/2020

The Grateful Threads met on the porch of Shepherd's Studio Tuesday night to work on our baby quilt project. It's all hand stitched. No sewing machines used. We completed all the hexagons and now it's time to sew them altogether to make the quilt. What a satisfying feeling to work on a project together and at the same time being safely distanced from each other. Where there's a will, there's a way. We love Shepherd's Studio!

What a lovely evening to paint outdoors.  A few of us met last night to paint and enjoy some time together.  It was fun ...
09/24/2020

What a lovely evening to paint outdoors. A few of us met last night to paint and enjoy some time together. It was fun chatting with the passersby and we actually got some painting done. We laughed and smiled and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! I'm so thankful Forest Hills provides a place for Arty Party and our arts ministry. Before long, maybe we will meet inside. We are working to prepare the studio with a lot of sanitizing going on, clear acrylic barriers being put in place and a set up that will keep us socially distanced. We will be limited in number until this pandemic sees fit to leave us alone, but it will be so good to come home to Shepherd's Studio!

Here's a picture of some of the barriers in place.  We will need more before we are ready to paint inside. But we are on...
09/22/2020

Here's a picture of some of the barriers in place. We will need more before we are ready to paint inside. But we are on our way. Who knew plexiglass was so hard to come by??? We will have to limit the number of artists painting inside. When will we ever see the end of this pandemic???

Photos from Shepherd's Studio's post
09/21/2020

Photos from Shepherd's Studio's post

01/28/2020

GRATEFUL THREADS Quilting Group meets tonight at the studio at 6:00 p.m. Come join us!

01/07/2020

Time for Arty Party! Wednesday, January 8th at 6:00 p.m. at the studio.
Let's get painting!!

01/07/2020

Grateful Threads meets tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the studio.
It's time to start quilting again!
Y'all Come!!

What fun creating art to celebrate the coming of Christmas! Many thanks to those who helped facilitate it and those budd...
12/05/2019

What fun creating art to celebrate the coming of Christmas! Many thanks to those who helped facilitate it and those budding artists that created it!! I’m already “caroling my way to Christmas!”

We had lots of fun and laughs at our Christmas Painting Workshop! It might have been cold outside but the warm friendshi...
11/14/2019

We had lots of fun and laughs at our Christmas Painting Workshop! It might have been cold outside but the warm friendship and fellowship in the studio was awesome!! So much artistic talent at Forest Hills!!!

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP FOR THE UPCOMING CHRISTMAS PAINTING PARTY!    You know you don't want to miss out on all th...
11/08/2019

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP FOR THE UPCOMING CHRISTMAS PAINTING PARTY! You know you don't want to miss out on all the fun! Our hearts are so ready for Christmas! We are meeting at Shepherd's Studio this coming Wednesday, November 13th at 6:00 until you finish your painting. There's a small fee of $5.00 for supplies. We'll provide everything you'll need to succeed in painting a cute little picture to start the season. If you are committed to other programs that night, come afterwards. We'd love to have you there! If you think about it, call me, Jerry at 919 810-8748 to sign up or go on the church website and sign up on line. www.foresthills.org See you there!!! Jerry

There's "SNOW PLACE" like Shepherd's Studio for a Christmas painting workshop. We are planning a fun evening Wednesday, ...
10/31/2019

There's "SNOW PLACE" like Shepherd's Studio for a Christmas painting workshop. We are planning a fun evening Wednesday, November 13th starting at 6:00 p.m. to create easy Christmas paintings that you can take home that night There will be a small fee of $5.00 to offset the costs of supplies. Members of the Arty Party group will be there to help you create a masterpiece. We hope you will join us. Please sign up on the church website. See you then!

Our Barn Quilt Trail is installed!  Look for the 14 quilt squares displayed all around our church campus. They are based...
10/26/2019

Our Barn Quilt Trail is installed! Look for the 14 quilt squares displayed all around our church campus. They are based on old quilt patterns depicting various Bible verses and stories. You will be able to find guides to the quilt trail on the bench beside the front door to the Gathering Place. After Monday, the guides will be located in a brochure holder by the first quilt, which is located in the front parking lot, at the crosswalk to Fred Olds School. We hope you enjoy the quilt squares as much as we enjoyed creating them!

09/11/2019

Arty Party
Wednesday night
September 11, 2019
6:00 p.m.

The Grateful Threads met tonight. We made squares for the quilt we are making for Marianne's sister in law who is recove...
09/11/2019

The Grateful Threads met tonight. We made squares for the quilt we are making for Marianne's sister in law who is recovering from serious surgery after a fall. We will add sashing and a border next week and put it together. I'm so thankful for this group of good ladies with caring hearts.

We had lots of fun with the Grateful Threads tonight! Mary Anderson brought in her finished quilt. Isn’t it lovely? Mari...
09/04/2019

We had lots of fun with the Grateful Threads tonight! Mary Anderson brought in her finished quilt. Isn’t it lovely? Marianne Kinman Donohue taught us a new quilt square called Flying Geese. If you are interested in learning to quilt, join us on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 until 8:00. It’s all the best of an old fashioned quilting bee with the hippest 21st century gals!

a few more art camp pictures...
08/14/2019

a few more art camp pictures...

Here are some more pictures from Young at Art Camp, 2019.
08/14/2019

Here are some more pictures from Young at Art Camp, 2019.

Young at Art Camp, 2019 is in the books! It was our 10th year. Our theme was "Gone Camping." We had so much fun creating...
08/14/2019

Young at Art Camp, 2019 is in the books! It was our 10th year. Our theme was "Gone Camping." We had so much fun creating all kinds of art. Our Bible stories were about the Israelites as they camped in the wilderness, the shepherds as they camped on the hillside outside of Bethlehem the night our Lord was born, and the disciples fishing. We even ate "manna bread." I wish I had pictures of the last day as we made s'mores by the campfire. Our campers were wonderful and our counselors were fantastic. Thank you Shannon Bellamy, Steve Whitt, Marianne Donohue, Angela Scranton, Larry Hester, Haley McDonald, Shelby McDonald, Alex Gentry, Winston Massey, Grace Smith, Kristi Flowers, Leah McDonald, Ashton Zuburg and Molly Zuburg for your expert help. It takes a village, especially when you are doing art

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102 Shepherd St
Raleigh, NC
27607

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 4pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 4pm
Thursday 9:30am - 4pm
Friday 9:30am - 1pm

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(919) 828-6161

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The Grateful Threads of Shepherd’s Studio have been busy learning new quilt blocks and making a quilt for my sister in law who is recovering from a fall. So thankful for these friends who care enough about a stranger to give their time and talents.
Getting ready for tomorrow’s (June 8 )fabric collage workshop. If you are coming be sure to bring your sense of adventure! We are going to have so much fun!
We hope you will join us for a very meaningful worship experience Friday evening, March 25th at 7:00. There will be a service in the sanctuary, followed by an art exhibit in the Gathering Place featuring art that depicts the stations of the cross. Art has been created from a wide variety of people from Ages 9 to 91. See you there!
So excited about this studio! Can't wait for Patience to start classes here.