As most of you know, Connie Slaughterback and her husband Jerry recently moved to Texas. I have received sad news that Connie’s husband passed away yesterday morning. Please keep Connie in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. If anyone has her new address, please email it to me.


Our first project for Ways and Means

We will be selling our hand painted ornaments in fall craft sales. We are asking for your help in the following ways:

Our workshop in the May meeting will be painting ornaments. We would appreciate any donations of paint, patterns or ornament surfaces for this workshop. We are also asking that each member hand paint 10 ornaments to be added to the craft sales. All proceeds will go back to the club.

Thank you, Vivian Karros


Some basic information regarding Shari Reiner classes – When you pay for class I will mail your pattern packet which includes prep instructions.

Please note: Sizes for the pumpkin tray and santa helpers has changed.

Pumpkin Tray pattern measures 11 x 17

Snow Santas pattern measures 12 x 12

Santa Helpers pattern measures 11 x 17

Shari painted her Pumpkin Tray on surface from Viking. The Snow Santas is on a tray insert from Smooth Cut Wood. The Santa Helpers board is from Painters Paradise. You are welcome to paint on any surface you choose. If you want to order from sources above it will be up to you to do so – we will not be ordering as a group. Thanks so much. Debbi Weston



Thursdays; starting April 4th Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Kroger’s Supermarket Meeting Room
4726 Traders Way
Thompsons Station, TN (Spring Hill, TN)

Contact Pam Bradley for questions or to let her know you plan to come.
Cell# 972-571-7283 (call or text)


Shara Reiner will be coming to paint with our painting club on August 8, 9, & 10, 2019. Cost will be $50 per day for MTA members and $65 for non-members. Seats will go fast for this seminar so get your name and money in to Debbi Weston. You may contact Debbi via email to sign up at or you can just send her a check made out to MTA. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Debbi.

The seminar will be held at Plaza Arts in Nashville. Time to be determined.

Thursday class August 8. Tray is 11 x 17 from Viking.

Friday class August 9. Size is 12 x 12 and board is a tray insert from Smooth Cut Wood.

Saturday class August 10. Board is 11 x 17 from Painter’s Paradise.


I heard from Loretta Wagner regarding her late husband. There will be a Celebration of Life held at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday March 24th from 2-4 p.m. Family and close friends will all meet at The Spaghetti Factory on Second Ave. Loretta says she considers all her paint buddies family and would love to see you there if you can make it.


Please keep Loretta Wagner and family in your thoughts and prayers. Loretta’s husband, Bruce, passed away on February 23rd. There will be a Celebration of Life held at a later date at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.


Kathie George – April 25, 26, 27 at Plaza – Cost $45 per day for MTA members. Cost $60 per day non-MTA members. Please contact Debbi Weston at 615-754-4303 to sign up or for more information.

Thursday – Spileto Fountain – Watercolor


Friday – Hidden Canal – Batik

Saturday – Blue Shutter – Golden Fluids / Texture Gels