Monday, August 15, 2011

Folk School Giveaway!

I am thrilled to announce this giveaway! Cold Antler Farm partner, the John C. Campbell Folk School of Brasstown, North Carolina is giving away a full week-long class, including boarding and meals, to a winner of this very post. Over 800 classes from basket weaving to writing, woodcarving to spinning, gardening to soapmaking, metal work to music. All of this in the amazing mountains of Appalachia. So many opportunities to dive farther into your homesteading passion, whatever they may be. You get to choose the date, and the class, and all you need is a way to get there. So pack your bags and throw that dulcimer in the back seat of the truck baby, you're going back to school.

So here's how you enter. Click through to the Folk Schools website at www.folkschool.org, and check out their course catalog. Then come back here and post with your first name and location, which class you would like to take. Once you do that, you are entered! Check back on Saturday night to see if you are the lucky winner. And, if you want to double your chances, you can enter a second time if you share this blog's link on Facebook. Just come back and say, "Second Entry: 457 friends notified!" and you are another hat in the ring for the random generator that will pick this contest's winner.

This is such wonderful opportunity for one of you. I hope a lot of you enter twice. You might be stuck in a small apartment or dorm room tonight, but later this year you could be waking up to your first ever blacksmithing class, sliding on that leather apron, and looking up at a rolling vista so grand it could break your heart. Or you could finally learn the fiddle, or take up harp lessons, or maybe you can start that first carpentry class or learn to light a candle you made by hand. So many skills, such a beautiful piece of the world, and the people taking classes and teaching will certainly get your desire to grab a work horse's reins or plant your own loaf of bread. My only advice: go in June, and watch the mountain fireflies dance. They change you.

I wish you all luck!

photo from unctv.org and northcarolinaartists.blogspot.com

570 Comments:

Blogger sara amber said...

ahhhhhhh! i've been wanting to go to the folk school for years! if i had to pick just ONE class, i think it would be...dude, i can't pick. i think i'd have to just put the names of all the banjo, mountain dulcimer & fiddle courses into a hat and pick that way.

ps. sara from outside philly!

August 15, 2011 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger nawrockifamily said...

Heidi from Bridgeport, WV

So many good classes to choose from! I think sewing or gardening would be my top choices, but honestly - they all look great!!

August 15, 2011 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger Joy in California said...

Make flag books seems like something I would love to perfect. Thank you Jenna and good luck to everyone

August 15, 2011 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

oh so many classes to chose from - writing, spinning,nature studies and so much more blacksmithing basics would be my choice - but if I actually won I'd want to bring my hubby with me - so would let him pick :)

neat to browse the catalog

Andrea,Prince Edward County, Ontario

August 15, 2011 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Jamie--Parkesburg, PA

It was very difficult to choose which class to take--they all look amazing! I'm torn between the painting classes (Nature Illustrations from Watercolor and Ink looks fantastic), writing classes and gardening classes. I think the painting classes may win out though as that is a skill that I have long wanted to develop as a way to escape and relax. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity Jenna!!

August 15, 2011 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger Melina said...

I would pick soap making.
Melina from Hudson, NY.

August 15, 2011 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Second entry---285 friends notified

August 15, 2011 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

about 300 ofmy closest friends can now read about the school and your blog through my facebook page :)

August 15, 2011 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Melina said...

So exciting. I would pick the soap making workshop in May. I've always wanted to learn about the process for sensitive skin.

Melina from Columbia County, NY

August 15, 2011 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Donna Lovesthe Farm said...

Donna from Burlington, Nova Scotia

The first thing that caught my eye was spinning. But I think if I had it my way, I would try every single class! I wish they were closer to me!

August 15, 2011 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Julie Poudrier said...

I would love to take "From Sheep Comes Wool." A friend of mine and I were talking about this recently because I want to learn more about wool, and she found the class at Campbell. When I saw the cost, well, as a freelancer, there's no way I could do it. It's like this amazing serendipity that you posted this now. I am in Oxford, NC.

August 15, 2011 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger Carolyn West said...

Cool! I'd love to take some gardening classes.

August 15, 2011 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Joy in California said...

Second entry....33 friends on face book have been invited to chech out cold antler. Hummm, a writing class might be interesting......fingers crossed. Thank you again.

August 15, 2011 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

I'd go for one of the cooking classes--canning or artisan breads!

Courtney from Northern VA

August 15, 2011 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger VTGrown said...

Holly from Sunland, California -- but in two weeks I'll be living in Wilmot, New Hampshire - Yay!

I'd love to take the rug making class

August 15, 2011 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger cborosh said...

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August 15, 2011 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Oh My goodness! This is great! It is also sooo hard to choose, but I think I would try the class where you make a traditional banjo.

August 15, 2011 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger cborosh said...

I would love to take a class in knitting because I have worn out all of my thrift store sweaters and I'd love to make one for myself this fall/winter. I would be so grateful to get to go to the Folk School. I have wanted to for years!

Christine

August 15, 2011 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger VTGrown said...

Second entry - 61 friends notified.

August 15, 2011 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

Becca from Clovis, NM

Builing a garden shed would be my class of choice.

August 15, 2011 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger dk said...

I peruse the class listing at the Folk School periodically and dream about taking a class. It's so hard to chose because they all sound fabulous, but having to pick one I would take the Chair caning & weaving class.

August 15, 2011 at 8:15 PM  
Blogger Donna Lovesthe Farm said...

Second entry - 135 friends notified

August 15, 2011 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger Karen Fulford said...

Wow, too many choices! Definitely a gardening or cooking class though.

Karen from central Florida

August 15, 2011 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Laura from Florida would like take a spinning class.

August 15, 2011 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Velma said...

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August 15, 2011 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Velma said...

woops (above)
velma in n.n.y.: sandy webster's mark making class

August 15, 2011 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger dk said...

Second entry - 79 of my friends have now been directed to visit Coldantler Farm.

August 15, 2011 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger karental said...

I would love to take Bluegrass Banjo for Beginners.


Karen,
Tampa, Florida

August 15, 2011 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger City Sister said...

This rocks! I would love the Appalachian Shawl class, but my husband would like one of the writing classes.

August 15, 2011 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger LindaSue said...

ok I think I did it right. I am Linda Mason and I live in Alabama. Basket weaving has always been a dream of mine. Put me in.

August 15, 2011 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger karental said...

2nd Entry: 40 friends notified (I feel bad - I use my Facebok to keep up with family. I don't have 400 "friends" *sigh*

Karen
Tampa, Florida

August 15, 2011 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger LindaSue said...

Second Entry 41 friends notified.

Thanks Jenna I know I have said it before. Your blog is one of the first things I check when I get up in the morning. I keep checking all day for the next post.

My sorrow for the little baby you lost. When we get onto our land later this year I am getting a small goat to raise for loving on only. Can't wait.

You take care. I am so proud of what you are doing.

August 15, 2011 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Becky - Cayce SC
Appalachian Women's Work is the class I would LOVE to take.

August 15, 2011 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Stoltzfus said...

Kathleen from Holtwood, PA

At first glance, I'd like to take a woodturning class.

August 15, 2011 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

I would love to take the Growing and Using Herbs class (along with a ton more LOL).

Janice, Mount Dora, FL

August 15, 2011 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Lisa B. from Delaware, I would like to take - Beginning Spinning on a Wheel and a whole bunch of other classes too!

August 15, 2011 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Michelle-McKinney, TX. I would choose the Leather Bindings and Metal Clasps workshop. What a wonderful place! Thank you for sharing the information.

August 15, 2011 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Alisha from Greenville, SC. Blacksmithing!

August 15, 2011 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger Debra said...

Debra from Bethel, Ohio

August 15, 2011 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Pricilla said...

I would give it as a 30ieth anniversary gift to my hubby. I suspect he would pick beekeeping.

Patty W. Superior, MT
kaiminani at gmail dot com

August 15, 2011 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Debra said...

Second entry - 102 friends notified

August 15, 2011 at 8:36 PM  
OpenID dropoutwannabe said...

This is so terrific! I'd love to take soups and breads.
--Ginny, Jarrettsville, MD

August 15, 2011 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

second entry, i shared on FB your blog with 117 friends

August 15, 2011 at 8:39 PM  
OpenID simplesavvy said...

Wow, this is a fantastic giveaway -- thanks for the opportunity! I'm leaning towards Appalachian Women's Work, though the beekeeping class sounds awesome too. Or the broom-making class. Or the shoe-making class. Or or or....

August 15, 2011 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Linda from Raleigh, NC


Beginning Luxury Fiber Spinning
Spinning
May 27-June 2, 2012
Instructor: Jennifer Bennett
Tuition: $568.00

August 15, 2011 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Making a Traditional Banjo

Mike From Germantown, MD

August 15, 2011 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Aurora said...

From West Palm Beach, FL

Wow! There are so many amazing classes to choose from! Since I just got a banjo and am struggling with the basics, I would love to take a beginning banjo class, either clawhammer or bluegrass.

August 15, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

WOW! What an amazing and epic giveaway! It makes my heart pound just to think of the idea of it! If I had my pick it would be tole and decorative painting. I am a folk artist living in the midwest, but I dream of the days of the old itinerant painters who traveled about beautifying old homes and learning their techniques. I just love that old Americana look. And being in Oklahoma, well, there's not a lot of it to see in person. What a dream this would be! My name is heather and my email is audreyeclectic@gmail.com Thanks for the chance!~

August 15, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Second Entry - my 42 followers plus my Facebook friends have been notified at http://lifeforus.blogspot.com/2011/08/amazing-give-way.html

August 15, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

What a dream it would be to win! I get the catalog each year and dream of the day I would be able to afford to go.
I think I'd take the "Appalachian Shawl: From Pasture to Pattern" class.

August 15, 2011 at 8:42 PM  
OpenID simplesavvy said...

Second entry: 147 friends notified.

August 15, 2011 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Lee Ann said...

Lee Ann from Fletcher Vermont

Yes! This is awesome!

I would pick: Appalachian Shawl: From Pasture to Pattern, June 10 - 16, 2012

Thank you!!!

August 15, 2011 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger bluetick said...

Your the greatest! What a nice thing to do. I would have to pick "Beginning Spinning"...I have 2 registered angora rabbits and have been harvesting fibers from and I don't know what to do with it.

Tracy - Lexington, SC

August 15, 2011 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Thanks for the opportunity, so many to choose from but I'm goig with Creative Tile making

Karen, San Diego

August 15, 2011 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger nik15 said...

This is Connie in Cambridge, NY. I'd sign up for Autumn at the Open Hearth. What a dream come true to win. Great idea for a contest!

August 15, 2011 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Lee Ann said...

Lee Ann from Fletcher Vermont

Second entry: 128 friends notified :)

I would pick: Appalachian Shawl: From Pasture to Pattern, June 10 - 16, 2012

Thank you!!!

August 15, 2011 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger nik15 said...

Second entry from Connie in Cambridge, NY: 235 friends notified on FB.

August 15, 2011 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger bluetick said...

Second Entry: 339 friends notified

Tracy, Lexington, SC

August 15, 2011 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger you can take the girl out of the country but.... said...

I would take "Appalachian Shawl: From Pasture to Pattern."

Andrea from Audubon, NJ

August 15, 2011 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Wow, this place looks amazing! I would love to take the spinning class, From sheep to yarn. And it's in early Dec. That would be awesome.

I am Kris and I am in North Ga. near Chickamauga.

August 15, 2011 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Jessica Anderson said...

Jessica from Knoxville, TN

I would love to take Beginning Spinning with Spindle and Wheel. I've been dying to learn to make my own yarn.

August 15, 2011 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger Lacy said...

OMG! Lacy from Portland: I would LOVE to take Quilting!

August 15, 2011 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

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August 15, 2011 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Joanne from southern Idaho - Growing and Using Herbs!

August 15, 2011 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Tina - Searching for Simplicity said...

I've read their site before and just drooled over the choices. So many great classes to choose from. I think if I had to choose right now, I'd want to take the bee keeping class.

Tina from IN

August 15, 2011 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Jessica Anderson said...

Second Entry: 101 friends notified

August 15, 2011 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Norma from Misty Haven Alpacas said...

I've ALWAYS wanted to go there. One day I will.

There is a whole lot I would like to take, but I'm going to pick...
Wild & Whimsical Wool Figures: Needle Felting

(I think!...oh, or spinning or weaving! or circular sock knitting on a machine)

August 15, 2011 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Susan in Princeton,BC, Canada
Gosh, what a tough decision! I think I'd go with woodworking as I love wood stuff and would (no pun intended!) love to learn to use tools correctly and create lovely woody things!!

August 15, 2011 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger No Entitlement said...

William from Knoxville, TN. I would enjoy taking a class on blacksmithing.

August 15, 2011 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger No Entitlement said...

Second entry: 63 friends notified!

August 15, 2011 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger georgie said...

My friend Tipper lives in Brasstown and her daughters study at the Folk School. They learned blacksmithing this summer.
I live in Seattle and would like the white coopering class (making utilitarian containers), canning classes or beginner mandolin classes.

August 15, 2011 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Doug From Asheville, NC

I have been looking to take an intro to black smithing class there for years... and it is so close by it makes it worse!

August 15, 2011 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Yart said...

I would love to win this for me... But there is a class that my husband would love to take so for him, I would love to win the Celtic Iron class.

August 15, 2011 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Ivy Mae said...

Ooh, the Autumn at the Open Hearth sounds really neat. I've been interested in cooking over a fire lately. Coolest giveaway ever, by the way. This is Ivy Mae in North Central Florida.

August 15, 2011 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Wow.! How do you choose.? What a line up of classes.....I guess it's between Soups and Breads in the cooking realm or Stained Glass....Thanks so much for offering this chance..

Cathy on Md's Eastern Shore

August 15, 2011 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

I only know how to crochet, so the knitting and quilting classes would be what I would want to learn.

Such an exciting giveaway, Jenna!

Thank you!!

Maria in CT

August 15, 2011 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger FTM Farmer said...

I am so excited for this giveaway, I can't even contain myself.

I would totally do the Whirligig Making class. I love make things like that.

August 15, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Nerissa said...

Nerissa-Seattle

Bee Keeping and Queen Breeding.

August 15, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger bookkm said...

So very starry wonderful! I choose Connie Regan-Blake's storytelling class in May of 2012 - Finding the storyteller within you, I think.

Karen in Bethlehem, PA

August 15, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger FTM Farmer said...

Second entry: 165 friends notified.

August 15, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger bookkm said...

Second entry: 277 friends notified.

Question, Can I change my mind about the class I want to take???

Karen in Bethlehem, PA

August 15, 2011 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

blacksmith

August 15, 2011 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Angela, Indiana, Beginning Spinning on the Wheel

August 15, 2011 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger LMC said...

Laura from Northfield, MN.

I visited their website via your link once before, and wished I could afford a class. Here's hoping for one of the woodworking classes, perhaps "Earth-friendly projects for the homestead and garden".

August 15, 2011 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Angela, Bedford IN, shared on fbk
this would be my second entry.

August 15, 2011 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger LMC said...

Second entry: 222 friends notified!

August 15, 2011 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger CSK said...

Chris from Nashville
So much fun! I would choose the beekeeping or the backyard chicken courses. The sandal making and the stained glass look fun too!

August 15, 2011 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Kat from Moreno Valley, CA
Heavens, what a difficult choice!!! But, spinning...definitely, any one of the spinning classes (although storytelling and a bunch of others are calling my name!)

August 15, 2011 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger dilidust said...

Earth-friendly Projects for the Homestead and Garden - Brisbane, Australia (ok I know Im a long way away but it could be a good excuse to have another holiday in the US LOL :))

August 15, 2011 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger JizzleK said...

So Cool! There are too many options to choose from--woodworking? spinning? wooden toys?

Janet, Madison, WI

August 15, 2011 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Teresa in Atlanta, GA

Storytelling and book repair would be job related.
Quilting is my hobby (some would say obsession)

But what really speaks to me (and is possible with my work schedule) is the Toothbrush Rug class offered on a weekend in March.

Thanks Jenna!

August 15, 2011 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger sara amber said...

second entry: 371 friends notified!

August 15, 2011 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Valri said...

Val from Lakewood, CO

Soooo many good choices....it's hard to decide, but I must, so it will be "Autumn Botanicals"

August 15, 2011 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger Melanie J. said...

Same problem as others, having trouble deciding between herb gardening, beginning guitar...spinning with a wheel though, def at the top of the list. Thanks so much for the opportunity! Crossing my fingers...and if I win, I'm stashing my husband in my suitcase and investing in a hotel and blacksmithing course for him; he'd be in heaven!

August 15, 2011 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger Melanie J. said...

Second entry: 232 friends notified! :)

August 15, 2011 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Mindy said...

Mindy From Carterville IL
Appalachian Women's Work

August 15, 2011 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Green Zebra Market Garden said...

Daedre from Lansing, MI

It's a toss up between 1) Home Dairy, Cheeses, Yogurt, and More, 2) Artisan Bread Baking, and 3) Beekeeping- How Sweet It Is!

Or, I would send my mom there for a quilting class. She's a fantastic quilter and is always looking for inspiration.

August 15, 2011 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger DustySE said...

Beginning Mountain Dulcimer, I think - but it's hard to choose, there are so many!

August 15, 2011 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger KristieS said...

Kristie from Ventura, CA

The Appalacian Women's Work sounds like fun! But, so do clay throwing and knitting and herb growing :) Too many to choose from!

August 15, 2011 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Sewing Machine Girl said...

Backpacks and Market baskets!

August 15, 2011 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Ericabee said...

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August 15, 2011 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger Ericabee said...

Erica from Bowling Green, OH.
Bluegrass Banjo for Beginners!

August 15, 2011 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger bethany said...

bethany from washington
tough to choose just one, but i think it would be white coopering.

August 15, 2011 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger Deadpenguin said...

I would choose:
Introduction to Leatherworking.

Blair from Delaware.

August 15, 2011 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger Deadpenguin said...

Second entry - 65 friends notified.

August 15, 2011 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Thinkin' Out Loud said...

Christina fron North Carolina
Appalachian Shawl: From Pasture to Pattern

August 15, 2011 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger rocy + indiana said...

Wow, what an amazing opportunity. There's (almost) too many to choose from... but I think I'm going to go with From Sheep to Shawl.

Barbara (Rocy) from Ipswich, MA

August 15, 2011 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Kristin, aka, Bubble Hug Fairy said...

omg, I've wanted to go to the folk school forever!
hmmm, ok, if I had to pick one, it would be clogging, Oh I just LOVE to Dance! Gosh, sooo hard to pick one! Maybe beginner Hammered Dulcimer... basket weaving is fun too, so is storytelling.... sooo many choices! I love this! Thank you for doing this Jenna, so sweet of you. Here's a FREE HUG for you
<<<<>>>>
Kristin from Allentown, PA and NYC, Belize and the World :)

August 15, 2011 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger Kristin, aka, Bubble Hug Fairy said...

I have wanted to go to Folk School for longer than I can recall. If I had to choose just one; Clogging, because I <3 to dance. But then again, Beginner Hammered Dulcimer looks amazing too! So many incredible choices!!!

Oh, Jenna, thank you for doing this, here's a big Free Hug for you <<>>

Good Luck everyone!
Kristin, from Allentown, PA, NYC, Belize and the world. :)

August 15, 2011 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

Great giveaway! Offhand, I'd be interested in the tatting class (with spinning a close second). What wonderful class selections they have!

Cathy from SW Oklahoma

August 15, 2011 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

Allison from Virginia

I'd love to take the spinning clinic and improve my skills. You're doing a great job with the blog!

August 15, 2011 at 10:38 PM  
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August 15, 2011 at 10:42 PM  
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August 15, 2011 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger Earl said...

Earl from SW Oklahoma....I would choose either the Beginning Dulcimer or Banjo course. I've always loved the sound of them and would like to learn to play.

August 15, 2011 at 10:44 PM  
OpenID Dee said...

Beginner Spinning for me! I knit and crochet and would love to own sheep someday and make yarn from the wool.

August 15, 2011 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Trekout2 said...

G from Katy Texas... Formally Dalton MA...i want to go home now...

Ok i would like to take beginning guitar 3/25/2011 - 3/30/2011 or Getting started on the fiddle dates 1/6/2012 - 1/8/2012 or any
gardening....

Thanks Jenna

August 15, 2011 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Earl said...

Second Entry: 224 friends notified!

August 15, 2011 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger Mama said...

I can hardly decide: chair caning, soap making, beading! It is a thrill just to browse and day dream about which class I would take first.

Mama Bear from Virginia

August 15, 2011 at 10:51 PM  
OpenID freedomtrekker said...

Jake in SE Wisconsin. I would love to take the beekeeping class. No classes down here and reading about beekeeping can only take me so far.

August 15, 2011 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger The Sprouting Acorn said...

Lynnanne - Indiana

would love to learn to weave, throw pottery, expand photography, build a dulcimer and a shed! too many cool things to choose from. it would be easier to pick one that i wouldn't want to do -- i think. :)
thanks!

August 15, 2011 at 10:58 PM  
Blogger Trekout2 said...

OK posted on facebook

second entry

G from Katy Texas... Formally Dalton MA...i want to go home now...

Ok i would like to take beginning guitar 3/25/2012 - 3/30/2012 or Getting started on the fiddle dates 1/6/2012 - 1/8/2012 or any
gardening....

August 15, 2011 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger Ducky said...

Wow! Tough choice. I'd pick Appalachian Women's Work.

Renee from Lynnwood, WA

August 15, 2011 at 11:06 PM  
OpenID eagleandjournal said...

Bob from Macomb, Illinois.

Besides the $10,000 to go to all the other classes I want to take out there, my choice for class is the Continuing Fiddle class in February/March.

Whoever wins this is a lucky duck.

August 15, 2011 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

The Art of Throwing and Raku Firing would be my pick if I could attend a week-long class. Raku firing has always been a favourite of mine, and I would love to have a chance to do it again. (It's been over 10 years since I've last fired raku.) Thanks for the opportunity, Laura (from Chester County, PA)

August 15, 2011 at 11:09 PM  
OpenID eagleandjournal said...

Bob from Macomb again.

132 friends notified on Facebook.

August 15, 2011 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Missy said...

Man. There are so many great classes... and so close to me!

Missy, Ringgold, GA
I would have to take "Getting Started with the Fiddle" because I have a new one just sitting in its case. I need help!

August 15, 2011 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger jen said...

Wow, having to choose one is really hard!! I want to take The eccentric garden class, or one of the photography classes, or maybe fly fishing, or...or....

August 15, 2011 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Missy said...

Second Entry: 309 more notified!!

August 15, 2011 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Tess said...

Wendy in Wyoming
Critter to Carpet!

August 15, 2011 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Butts said...

just told my husband that I would love to go o a folk school. Here is the class would like to take. I have 0 musical training but love bluegrass, appalachian and americana music and am in love with the banjo.

Bluegrass Banjo for Beginners
Music
June 24-30, 2012

Jennifer, Northern Indiana

August 15, 2011 at 11:19 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

hard to pick. clawhammer banjo if I can fit the schedule. or maybe build the garden shed. or the homestead carpentry course.

Maggie from San Francisco

August 15, 2011 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger Butts said...

Second entry: 378 notified!!! I soo want this!!

August 15, 2011 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger jen said...

Second entry - shared with 385 facebook friends! Forgot to mention that I live in Washington state, but have free flight benefits so I can go anywhere!

August 15, 2011 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Maggie in SF - 93 friends notified :)

August 15, 2011 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Tess said...

Second Entry - 167 folks now know I wanna learn to turn a critter into a carpet...and if they are as barnheart as me, hopefully they will enter too!

August 15, 2011 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Cate said...

"Playing in the Sandbox for Adults!" would be my choice, I suppose, though it's a tough call!

Cate from Vancouver, BC

August 15, 2011 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

2nd entry: 173 friends notified

August 15, 2011 at 11:33 PM  
Blogger coysquirrel said...

There are so many great classes, but I would like to take a weaving class. I've always wanted to learn to weave.

Serena from Murray, KY

August 15, 2011 at 11:35 PM  
Blogger coysquirrel said...

Second Entry: 44 friends notified!

August 15, 2011 at 11:39 PM  
Blogger Tami said...

Ah!!! I've been wanting to go to the folk school for 2 years! It's been bookmarked and looked at occasionally. Figured I'd have to wait until I was back in TN. I would love to take the Hiking with a naturalist in the Southern Appalachian, southern Appalachian natural history, native Appalachian plants yesterday and today or a beginner banjo class.

Tami who is currently setting up house in WA

August 15, 2011 at 11:39 PM  
OpenID canttalkdyeing said...

All the ones I really want are in two weeks! Oh well, they all look awesome :)

First choice is Appalachian Broom Making.

Courtney from Vancouver, BC

August 15, 2011 at 11:39 PM  
OpenID notherethenwhere said...

I've got their catalog, and everything looks amazing. I could spend a year there, I suspect, but I'd really love to take one of their music classes, like the intro to mountain dulcimer.

August 15, 2011 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger Cottage Times said...

Appalachian Women's Work! There is so much I would love for me and my family. I would start with,

Appalachian Women's Work.

I'm Cheryl (Cottage Times) in Jacksonville, Florida

August 15, 2011 at 11:43 PM  
OpenID canttalkdyeing said...

Aaaaand all 57 of my Facebook friends are in on the secret. My second choice would be The Science of Bread.

Courtney from Vancouver

August 15, 2011 at 11:43 PM  
Blogger Warren Dickinson said...

Warren from Elkton, KY - White Coopering

August 15, 2011 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Nancy from Westport, NY.
Gosh, so many fun things to learn! Woodturning, spinning, and blacksmithing catch my eye. Fingers crossed!

August 15, 2011 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger Turtle Mom said...

Wow! What an awesome prize - and an amazing school! My name is Patty and I live in NW Indiana - just outside Chicago. I would love to participate in either wood carving: Carousel Horse- Full Size Head or Quilting: Playing in the Sandbox for Adults. All the courses sound wonderful, but I have been infatuated with carousels since I was a little kid and I have always wanted to learn to quilt properly. Thanks Jenna and the Folk School!!!

August 15, 2011 at 11:52 PM  
Blogger nicrocco said...

Binding Books- Traditions and More

Rita
Escalon, CA

August 16, 2011 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger darah said...

excellent giveaway! i would actually give the class to my husband. last summer his grandpa died leaving him his entire woodworking shop - which now is in our garage - not being used. he just doesn't have the time to learn on his own right now, or the confidence to just start kind of messing around. one of the woodworking classes would be perfect!

and if i got jealous, i'd totally do a spinning class. the folk school is so awesome!

August 16, 2011 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger Dre said...

The Art of Smoke all the way!
~Dre from Chattahoochee Hills, GA

August 16, 2011 at 12:29 AM  
Blogger darah said...

second entry - 197 friends notified -
also forgot to say i am darah from davenport, iowa

August 16, 2011 at 12:31 AM  
Blogger Dre said...

Second Entry: 200 friends notified on Facebook!

August 16, 2011 at 12:40 AM  
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August 16, 2011 at 12:52 AM  
Blogger sueguzman said...

Susan from New York

Traditional Rug Hooking.

This is a blockbuster giveaway from a phenomenal school! I'd love to take ALL of their amazing classes.

August 16, 2011 at 12:52 AM  
Blogger sueguzman said...

Shared with 531 friends on
Sue Guzman Facebook page

This is the giveaway of the Gods..

August 16, 2011 at 12:56 AM  
Blogger redbird said...

I’m amazed at all they offer; thanks for putting me on to this bunch. If put on the spot I’d pick Beginning Clawhammer Banjo, an instrument I’ve always loved listening to and would like to learn in my lifetime, but I also like lots of other music classes. Then there’s so many more like Beekeeping, Stained Glass, and any of the quilt, clay or folklore ones!

Lara in Buckeye, Arizona

August 16, 2011 at 1:12 AM  
Blogger Becky Spencer said...

I'd love to take a class on blacksmithing! There is an organization in Oakland, CA, where I live, called The Crucible that offers classes, so that will have to be my backup plan...

August 16, 2011 at 1:14 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Oh my goodness! I have wanted to go to the Folk School for years. It's almost impossible to pick one class but I would be very tempted by any of the beginning music classes (especially the fiddle, banjo or dulcimer) and the book repair class. I have a weakness for picking up old books with their covers hanging off and have wanted to learn book binding and repair as a cottage business here on the farm. This class would get me on my way! Thanks, Jenna.What an awesome opportunity! Dawn in Southern Pines, NC.

August 16, 2011 at 1:29 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I alos shared this on Facebook!

Dawn in Southern Pines,NC

August 16, 2011 at 1:30 AM  
Blogger Sprite said...

Britt from Minneapolis

I wanted to pick something I've never tried before and probably couldn't learn on my own, therefore... tinsmithing! How fun!

August 16, 2011 at 2:06 AM  
Blogger Britney said...

Don't even have to look at the site... I was just drooling over the Appalachian Women's Work class the other day!

August 16, 2011 at 2:07 AM  
Blogger Britney said...

Entry #2: Just posted to 269 friends on facebook!

August 16, 2011 at 2:09 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

Samantha from Sherman, TX... and tempted to move to North Carolina just so I could attend more of these classes! But if I had to start with just one, it would be a Beginners Blacksmithing class.

August 16, 2011 at 2:49 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Going to the JCC folk school has long been a dream of mine. So many classes to choose from but four stand out: clawhammer banjo, mtn. dulcimer, spinning and rosemaling. Thanks for the chance to attend!

August 16, 2011 at 3:06 AM  
Blogger Chance said...

Chance, Burlington, Vermont

This is the best giveaway ever! The John C. Campbell Folk School is terrific because of the breadth of it's offerings -- it is not the least little bit limited. The classes that jump out at me, besides their obvious expertise in teaching blacksmithing, are their "unique offerings"...I would love to learn how to build a long bow or a bamboo fly rod from scratch.

August 16, 2011 at 3:49 AM  
Blogger Anja said...

Beginning Blacksmithing that's what really interests me

Anja form Newcastle UK

August 16, 2011 at 4:58 AM  
Blogger Anja said...

Second Entry: 600 friends notified

August 16, 2011 at 5:01 AM  
Blogger PurrfectPetSitting said...

Photography Boot Camp! Yeah baby!!!

August 16, 2011 at 6:21 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Lisa
Lyman Maine
The many choices are tempting, but I would have to go with Photography!

August 16, 2011 at 6:34 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Smith said...

Jennifer, Durham NC. I'd LOVE to take the Continuing Fiddle Course!

August 16, 2011 at 6:42 AM  
Blogger Karen C said...

I'm Karen from Ithaca, NY and I'd love to take Beginning Clawhammer Banjo. I haven't played in many years and only know Scruggs-style picking. Everyone around here plays clawhammer, it'd be great to learn that style (and just get back to playing - I miss it!).

August 16, 2011 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger lmel said...

I've wanted to take a writing class and guitar class there for years! If I won, I'd pack the guitar, the pen and paper, and my trusty hiking boots. Throw 'em in the truck and be off in a heartbeat. Sorry hon, you'll have to stay and mind the horse and dog :)

August 16, 2011 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger Katey and Dave said...

Dave in South Dakota

Photographing the World Around You

This, I want to do.

August 16, 2011 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Karen from New York City

What a fabulous gift! I would pick the rag rug weaving class. I've been looking at the school's catalog for years but haven't had the opportunity to go.

August 16, 2011 at 7:39 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

This is very cool. I would like to take the beginning spinning class, or from sheep comes yarn.

August 16, 2011 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Spiderjohn said...

Penjing and Bonsai, bee keeping, woodcarving, music (banjo)and more!! It would take me awhile to decide.
Bob in West Virginia

August 16, 2011 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Jen from Fredericksburg,VA

I'd love to take a rug-making class.

August 16, 2011 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger gabi said...

I would love to take them all!!! but the soap making one and woodworking ones have captured my attention... what a wonderful idea!

August 16, 2011 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

So hard to decide! I think I'd have to go with blacksmithing.

August 16, 2011 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Aimee said...

Man I wish this place were closer to me. I'd love the backpack, market basket and tote class. there are so many that look so good! I'm in Massachusetts near Boston

August 16, 2011 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Tammy - From Fort Worth, Texas.

I have never heard of this place, it looks incredible! I would love to take many many many of their classes but if I had to pick right now it would be a Blacksmithing class... Mastering the Funda "metals" of Blacksmithing looks like the one for me!

August 16, 2011 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger ddu said...

Jenna, I've just taken my first course at the Folk School this summer, and I loved it. I want to take soapmaking next May with Colleen, who's wonderful. My beginning jewelry class with Mary was fabulous. Please pick me! Best wishes, Donna in NC

August 16, 2011 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger ddu said...

Second entry: Thirty-seven friends notified. Thanks, Jenna. Donna in NC

August 16, 2011 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger DebrafromMD said...

Boy, it's hard to choose just one but I would love to take Traditional Methods...Contemporary Baskets with Eric Taylor.

August 16, 2011 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger kbrow said...

I would LOVE to take the "Go Green: Make your own natural soap and bath products" class, May 13-18, to learn about cold process soapmaking. It's something I was planning to experiment with this fall, but I think it would be nicer to do it as a class.

I am in Chamblee, GA, living in a surprisingly forested pocket of the Atlanta suburbs.

August 16, 2011 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger Macy P said...

I would take a cooking class or a jewelry making class....i live within an hour of the school in Asheville nc, it's been a dream of mine to go one day.

August 16, 2011 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger kbrow said...

Second entry: shared with 273 friends.

August 16, 2011 at 8:21 AM  
OpenID alissasanderson said...

Alissa from Hopkinsville. Choosing only one is so hard, I've wanted to go her for YEARS! But I'd choose Photography for Naturalists, I think.

August 16, 2011 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger bySarah said...

Sarah from Rhode Island.
SO MANY AMAZING CLASSES!!
I think I would go for Indian Cooking.

August 16, 2011 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Misty said...

Misty Hathon
Eaton Rapids, Michigan

Spinning Clinic

August 16, 2011 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Traditional Rug Hooking wins. I've wanted to learn since I was 10years old! Noticed that they have Bamboo rod making so I'll have to send my husband some day.

Kate from Boston.

Now to Facebook

August 16, 2011 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Pam! said...

I don't know if I can pick just one so how about: the Spinning Clinic, Broom Making, Autumn at the Open Hearth, or Long Bow Building?

Pam ... Roanoke, VA

August 16, 2011 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Misty said...

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August 16, 2011 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Pam! said...

2nd entry: shared with 73 friends

Pam ... Roanoke, VA

August 16, 2011 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger Misty said...

2nd entry: 25 friends notified

Misty Hathon
Eaton Rapids, Michigan

August 16, 2011 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger katiegirl said...

I got their catalog in the mail a week or two ago and have been drooling over it ever since. There's no way I can pick just one class. I would love to take some of their cooking classes, or wool classes, or pottery classes, or or or....too many to pick!!

Katie from MD

August 16, 2011 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger The Christmas Queen said...

I would love to take the Santas, Elves and Angels class.

Jennifer from Maine

August 16, 2011 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Emily from Illinois.

Beginning spinning with spindle & wheel -- without a doubt!

Thank you!!!

August 16, 2011 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Philippa Grey-Gerou said...

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August 16, 2011 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Second entry from Kate in Boston. 72 friends notified on Facebook.

There are SO MANY classes I want to take but I settled on the rug hooking...I'll just have to go back again and take more classes!

August 16, 2011 at 8:45 AM  

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