Seminar to Benefit Wendy and Kevin Young


This past weekend our painting chapter, Penn’s Woods Painters, did a seminar to bless Wendy and Kevin Young.   Jane Allen and Amy Mogish taught 6 ornaments created with Quikwood over 2 days.

Wendy is a very talented, sharing, sculpting artist and many of us have been blessed to be able to learn from her. In February her husband Kevin became ill and is now disabled. It has been financially devastating for them  and as fellow artists we wanted to do something to help them.

Our goal was to bless them, but we can not tell you how truly blessed we are from the weekend.  It was so wonderful to create and share with other creatives.  We laughed, we shared, we created and, oh yes, we ate together.  And each day my heart was overflowing with joy.  I am still basking in the warm glow of the weekend  We were all blessed!

A big thank you to the chapter for their support, especially President Linda Kapp, who took care of all the paper work and most of the food.  Also a big thank you to Amy who drove 2 hours each way to share her talent with us and to Jane Allen who taught each day.  There are so many others to thank who were so generous and gave door prizes and sent monetary gifts.  Thank you for being a blessing to all of us.

We know that many wanted to come to the seminar but it was just too far to come or the timing wasn’t right.  Amy and Jane decided to sell their seminar patterns on their respective websites for the mouth of August with the proceeds going to Wendy and Kevin.

Amy’s pattern is called “Cheese Please!” and you can find it here:


The first project that we did was from Jane’s blog which you can find here:  The post has some other ideas in it too so she created a pdf for the class which she will share with you here: Heart Project (PDF)  This is a free project.

You can find Jane’s  patterns on her web site under the “What’s New” tab, here is a direct link:  Each of her patterns are E-Packets. As soon as you pay for them you will see a download icon in the middle of the screen that you can click on and download to your PC.  In each packet there is a link to a page with the same step-by-step documentation plus videos for each step.

Bluebird of Happiness


Holly Snow Lady Ornament


Star Light – Star Bright Ornaments


This is Linda, who took care of all the behind the scenes things – being our accountant and personal seminar chef.  


Thank you for all your generosity and kindness.

Love and Blessings,

Penn’s Woods Painters

Here are more pictures of the seminar: