Jackie McGuire's Profile

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James and Jackie have been married for 50 years, as of the writing of this bio. We are happiest when working on some of our projects, either together, or in our own sections of our shop in Thomaston, Georgia.
I spent the first ten years of my life in an 8' x 30' trailer, because my father's job required frequent moves. My mother taught her daughters all kinds of sewing and needlework skills in order to occupy them on cold days when they couldn't go out to play. Like my mother, I have tried my hand at many craft activities since becoming an adult. My favorite is working with stained glass, both leaded and mosaic.
James grew up around people who worked with their hands. He soon learned the skills of auto repair and building construction. He learned woodworking and clock making form Jackie's father, also a clockmaker.
We once built our own house. It was a precut kit that we and the two teenage…

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  • Female
  • Joined December 5, 2008

Favorite materials

wood, stained glass, fabric, yarn

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Hobbymakers

About

James and Jackie have been married for 50 years, as of the writing of this bio. We are happiest when working on some of our projects, either together, or in our own sections of our shop in Thomaston, Georgia.
I spent the first ten years of my life in an 8' x 30' trailer, because my father's job required frequent moves. My mother taught her daughters all kinds of sewing and needlework skills in order to occupy them on cold days when they couldn't go out to play. Like my mother, I have tried my hand at many craft activities since becoming an adult. My favorite is working with stained glass, both leaded and mosaic.
James grew up around people who worked with their hands. He soon learned the skills of auto repair and building construction. He learned woodworking and clock making form Jackie's father, also a clockmaker.
We once built our own house. It was a precut kit that we and the two teenage children built from the foundation up. The company laid the foundation and a cousin did the wiring. We did everything else, including sheetrock and cabinets. I'm telling you this tale because that's how I got into stained glass. I had always wanted stained glass kitchen cabinet doors. I took lessons to learn how to make my own. They had a simple design, but were beautiful. They went with the house when we moved, and I wish I still had them.
The vintage section in the shop has items made by my mother or one of her relatives. She passed away 2 years ago, at the age of 91; so, her items were made several years ago, but are still in excellent condition. Mom made 3 dollhouse during her later years, and most of the furnishings. She got me interested in weaving the little coverlets and tufting the hand made mini chenille bedspreads for your dollhouse. I had a second shop, just for the miniatures until recently, when I moved them to Hobbymakers. Keeping up with multiple shops is just too much trouble. Even though, I've added the miniatures, we'll still continue to have the items you're used to. Thanks for taking time to read about us.

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