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Home&Real Estate QUILT, CRAFTS ... The Bay Area Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25, at the San Mateo County Event Center, Fiesta Hall, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. The show will feature classes, workshops and demos, as well as sales of fabrics, notions, patterns and tools. Admission is $10 (for all three days). Information: Right, Kim Reeves holds up one of her early stained-glass pieces, using a variety of different forms of clear glass, which she says a beginner could make after completing a few smaller pieces. SUCCULENT WREATHS ... Linda Roark will repeat her popular class on how to “Make a Succulent Wreath” from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Roark, who creates Gamble Garden’s succulent gardens in pots, will talk about sizes, shapes and colors, as well as how to care for the wreath over time. Participants, who will take home a 10-inch wreath made under Roark’s guidance, are asked to bring a small pair of tweezers. Cost is $70 for nonmembers, $60 for members, which includes all materials. GRAFTING ... James Kern, a landscape contractor who teaches at Foothill College and is a member of the California Rare Fruit Growers Association, will teach a class on “Grafting” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Come prepared to practice grafting on a variety of “scionwood” (tree cuttings that are grafted to rootstock) for building plum, peach, pear or heritage apples. Cost is $31 plus a $4 materials fee (rootstocks and grafting knives will be for sale at Common Ground). Information: 650-493-6072 or DESIGN FOR BEGINNERS ... Interior designer (and Palo Alto Weekly columnist) Kit Davey will offer a class on “Interior Design for Beginners” from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on (continued on page 45) Below, monochrome window panes hang in Reeves’ Menlo Park studio, beside a colorful Tiffany lamp created by artist Jim Forsell. Veronica Weber KITCHEN & BATH ... A remodeling workshop dealing with kitchen and bath planning is set for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Harrell Remodeling Inc., 1954 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Information: 650-230-2900 or CONTINUING GA staineed-glass TRADITION T TRA eb er Kim Reeves passes on her passion through teaching at Filoli r Ve on W ica SHORT SALES ... Realtors John St. Clair III and Lydia Kou will offer a free seminar on “Short Sales — Understand the Nuts and Bolts” from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Both are Certified Distressed Property Experts (CDPE) who will walk participants through the process and explain their services to sellers. Information: Email to reserve seating or visit Upcoming-Seminar. Also online at In her introductory class, Kim Reeves will be showing students how to create simple, heart-shaped window decorations. by Cristina Wong T welve years ago Kim Reeves decided to leave her job as a vice president of Nations Bank, which would later become Bank of America, to pursue her passion for stained glass. “Right after Y2K, I decided I wanted to do something I was not just good at, but passionate about,” she said. “I had probably been doing glass work for about a decade, just as a hobby, and I thought how could I turn this into a living. ... I didn’t want to be one of those stereotypical starving artists.” She moved from North Carolina to Menlo Park, and was able to build her own business called Legacy Glass — a stained glass company that creates doors, windows, skylights, entryways and cabinetry out of her studio in Menlo Park. After her business was up and running, she also started to teach students the basics of stained glass, hoping they would continue the practice on their own. Reeves said these one-on-one sessions allow students to gain the personal attention they need to further their skills. Most end up being “addicted” to the craft, she added. Since last year, Reeves began working at Filoli, a National Trust for Historic Preservation site in Woodside. She will be teaching her third introductory stained-glass class on March 10. In only four hours, those who attend (continued on page 44) Veronica Weber Home Front OPEN HOME GUIDE 52 *>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊiLÀÕ>ÀÞÊÓ{]ÊÓä£ÓÊU Page 41

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