The MHSS sponsored this annual day to give people an opportunity to see what excellent artisans we have in our Mennonite community.
The $2.00 admission fee and the light lunch offered were a fund-raiser for MHSS).
24 Artisans set up their displays in the large, comfortable meeting room in the Bethany Manor Fellowship Centre, at 110 LaRonge Road, in Saskatoon,
on Saturday, April 25. Some worked together on the same display. They showed their work from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and answered visitors' questions
about their handiwork. Some were able to make some sales too.
We present here a photo story tour of the displays for those who were not able to be there. The photographer was Jack Driedger. (You may need to give
this page a few minutes to load all the photos).
Henry Zacharias of Bradwell, SK. does ornamental metal work. This is a unique planter.
A needlepoint sampler by LuAnna Dueck, Saskatoon.
Another needlepoint piece by LuAnna Dueck, done in warm golden colours.
A butterfly in whites, by LuAnna Dueck.
Musical Instruments, by Randy Letkeman, Martensville, SK.
Rita Klein, Hepburn, SK., produced all this art and beauty in fabrics.
Bonnie Ratzlaff, Blaine Lake, SK., made these quilts and the braided rugs.
Needlepoint work by Bertha Thiessen, Waldheim, SK.
Helen Fast, Saskatoon, SK., demonstrating and showing her Bunka embroidery.
Brothers, Harry Penner, Rosthern, and Don Penner, Saskatoon, show in this and the next five photos, their beautifully wood-carved animals, mostly birds.
A table full of carefully wood-carved animals and birds.
A bird carving close up.
A Canada Goose.
A mallard duck in swimming mode.
A blue heron looks very life-like too.
Jean Fehr, Saskatoon, does fine photography and shows them framed handsomely, and some as cards.
Denise Epp, Estevan, SK., does very unique photography and creates digital compositions of prairie elevators. Fascinating pictures!
Bob Bartel, Waldheim, SK., shows his photographs of vivid garden flowers.
Harry Harder, Waldheim, SK., does very fine "turned" woodwork.
Mary Janzen, Saskatoon, brought her needle works.
Gloria McCoy and Edna Prepstupa are sisters from the North Battleford area. Together with their mother, Mary Harms, of Bethany Manor, they displayed family stories of Life Journeys from Russia to Canada very attractively in scrapbooks.
A display of knitting projects done by Esther Berg, Saskatoon, and by Susie Neufeld, Saskatoon.
Unfortunately, we've discovered that we have no photos of some displays. Our apologies to;
Alma Archer, Norma Rempel, and Elizabeth Bergen, all of Saskatoon, who had art work displays.
Lois Klassen, Saskatoon, had a display of her pottery.
Elsie Zacharias, Bethany, had a quilting display.
Special thanks are expressed to Eileen Quiring, Waldheim, who has organized this third Artisan Day
(and the first two as well). They have been scheduled for every other year. In the intervening time,
Eileen watches for news of more artisans and asks if they would come show their work.