Tag: Catalina Timewalkers

Questers Enjoy a “Hair Raising” Adventure Celebrating the History of a Woman’s Crowning Glory

Andrea Holland The March 19 meeting of the Catalina Timewalkers Questers was held at the SaddleBrooke TWO home of their vice president, Mrs. Andrea Holland. As the program hostess, Mrs. Holland and her co-hostess, Mrs. Raina Saffan, gave a presentation dedicated to the history of a Woman’s Crowning Glory. Holland and Saffan led members on…

Questers Experience Antique French Furniture

Sandi Newberry with a French Boulle Breakfront cabinet, Louis XIV style, circa 1850 with brass marquetry work and gilt-bronze mounts. Andre Boulle was the head cabinetmaker for King Louis XIV. Some Boulle original pieces of furniture were made around 1700 and can be seen at the Louvre Museum in Paris. During the last half of the 19th century, modern machine techniques were utilized to create large quantities of furniture made in the Boulle style with inlaid brass and bronze work on ebonized wood.

Sandi Newberry The November 2020 meeting of the Catalina Timewalkers chapter of The Questers was held in the home of Sandi Newberry with Kathy Turner as co-host. Sandi presented a program on the “History of French Furniture” and showed her antique French furnishings, which were influenced from the periods of Louis XIV, Louis XV, Regence,…

Questers Experience a Vintage Christmas

Sylvia Munsen

Sandi Newberry The Catalina Timewalkers chapter of Questers met in the home of member Sylvia Munsen whose home was decorated with her amazing, large collections of vintage Christmas decorations, which she and her mother have collected throughout their lives. For the December monthly meeting, Sylvia presented a program about her collection of vintage Christmas decorations…

Questers hold 2019-2020 open meeting

Harriet Shemer The Catalina Timewalkers SaddleBrooke chapter of the Questers held its opening meeting of the 2019-20 sessions on Oct. 18. The program “History of Pharmaceuticals, Its Tools and Marketing” was presented by Harriet Shemer. She talked about simple ailment remedies from 3500 B.C. to the complex compounds of today. During the presentation, Harriet displayed…

Questers Corner

Harriet Shemer The Catalina Timewalkers chapter of Questers met on Friday, January 18, in the home of Sylvia Munsen. Sylvia presented a program entitled “Celebrating the Songs of WWI.” Members followed the history of the Great War through a PowerPoint presentation with the covers of sheet music from the beginning of the war in 1914,…

Questers experience – Italian Renaissance Stone Art

Sandi Newberry The November meeting of the Catalina Timewalkers Chapter of Questers was hosted by Sandi Newberry with Martha Chilton as co-host. Sandi presented a program on “Pietre Dure: Florentine Mosaics.” Pietre Dure is an Italian term for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly polished natural stones to create images. The most…

Quester’s Time Walkers visit Barrio Bread

Harriet Shemer Recently the Catalina Timewalkers toured Barrio Bread, located in the historical Broadway Village. Mr. Guerra indicated his Artisan breads are made from locally grown organic high-quality grains such as Durham and White Sonora. It was exciting to see the workers making bread, preparing loaves to rise and ready to bake. Over the years,…

Theo Faberge Eggs and Questers

Harriet Shemer displays her collection of reproduction Faberge eggs.

Harriet Shemer The Catalina Timewalkers, a SaddleBrooke chapter of the national organization of Questers, January meeting featured a presentation about Theo Faberge and his St. Petersburg Collection of eggs. Theo Faberge was the grandson of Carl Faberge the creator of the Russian Imperial Eggs. He continued the tradition of creating decorative eggs that were sold…