Open to the Public – New Vendors and Volunteers Welcome!*
Come Join Us!
Pine’eer Artisan & Gift Shop
Located across from the Community Center
239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD 21811
NOW OPEN WEDNESDAYS 8am-1pm thru August
Saturday 9am-3pm and Sunday 10am-3pm
Contact: President Sharon Puser, 410-208-3032
The Pine’eer Artisan and Gift Shop is an extension of the Pine’eer Craft Club, a local club started in 1974. Members create handmade gift items, home décor, jewelry and so much more and then sell it in this retail store. Profits from these sales are donated back to the Ocean Pines community in the form of donations to the Police and Fire Departments, Parks and Recreation Department, Free Summer Concerts In the Park, Veteran’s Memorial and more. The Artisan and Gift Shop is open weekends year-round, Saturday from 9am – 3pm and Sunday 10am – 3pm. It is also open Wednesday mornings from June through August from 8am – 1pm. In December we are also open Friday evenings 4:30 – 7:30pm until Christmas. We also open for special events such as the Tree Lighting event the Saturday evening after Thanksgiving in November.
Visit the shop to view beautiful, handmade items. Come often, as the merchandise is always changing. As merchandise sells, our crafters are always making new items. And as new crafters join the club, new categories of items expand our inventory.
The shop has a large selection of gift- giving items such as jewelry sets, earrings and bracelets. We have beautiful handbags and totes that could be a gift for yourself! Our baby section has crocheted blankets, hats, sweaters, plaques, baby bibs and more. There are many home décor items, many of them with a beach theme including wreaths, wood plaques, floral arrangements, towels, coasters, runners and more. We even have floral arrangements where the flowers are totally made from seashells and fish scales! Members create handmade pottery items and stained glass items. Beautiful paintings, fabric- backed plates, mosaic mirrors, pictures made from jewelry and pillows of all designs are also available. And we have a complete line of doll-wear for American Girl dolls.
The Pine’eer Craft Club meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. All meetings are open to the public. Join us for refreshments at 9:45am. A business meeting starts promptly at 10. After the meeting the club offers a craft project for those who wish to participate. Pre-registration is required so the club can have enough supplies. A small fee is charged to cover the cost of supplies. Current information regarding the next meeting and craft project are on display in our shop window. In recent months the group has made favors for Meals on Wheels recipients, an Easter Bunny Hat Wreath and Cheese Ball Carrots. Future projects are a marble look vase, a coastal candleholder, pendant Jewelry, a closed terrarium, a stamped sweatshirt, a ghostly painted gourd and a mason jar snowman. To pre-register and for more information call Program Chair Cathie Rodefer at 443-783-2937.
The project for October is a fall stamp t-shirt led by member Carol Quinto. Join us as we use real leaves stamped on your own sweatshirt, t-shirt, tote bag, place mats, etc. Please provide the item you would like to stamp and plenty of fresh leaves. Paint, brushes, and cardboard inserts to keep the paint from bleeding through, as well as instructions, will be provided. All are welcome! The cost is $3. To register, call Carol at 410-208-4317.
Crafter of the Month!
The Pine’eer Craft Club is pleased to announce the Crafter of the Month for October is Lynn McGraw.
Lynn was born and raised in Pennsylvania, moved to Maryland and graduated from Edgewood High School. She moved back to Pennsylvania and went to Drexel University, where she met her husband John and settled in Delaware County.
She is self taught and started making jewelry by buying pieces on sale and cutting apart and redesigning the pieces. Lynn routinely has work sessions with her two granddaughters, Laela and Cassidy, designing their own jewelry. She started working with her sister, Sherry, selling at craft festivals for many years. The majority of the her items are earrings, which are whimsical, nautical, seasonal and sport oriented. Lynn is a long-time member of the Main Line Bead Society in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, where she perfected her skills and learned many new techniques.
Lynn is very close to her three sons, Patrick, Mike and Dan, and two granddaughters, Laela and Cassidy. Her husband passed away in 2015.
Now she travels between home in Pennsylvania, (where she lives with her son and granddaughters). Lynn says she hopes to eventually to be spending more time in Ocean Pines. She loves listening to books when traveling and driving out to Assateaque Island on Thursdays after a club meeting.
The Pine’eer Craft Club hosts two Craft Fairs each year. The Arts and Crafts Festival is held outdoors and indoors the first Saturday in August from 9am-3pm in White Horse Park and the Ocean Pines Community Center. Local vendors and vendors from the surrounding states provide lots of crafted items for sale. Food and music makes for a fun day out. Vendors who want more information can call Ginger McGovern at 410-208-1774. Food vendors call Barbara Stilwell at 410-208-6751.
The Winter Wonderland Holiday Artisan & Craft Fair is held indoors in the Ocean Pines Community Center the first Saturday in November from 9am-3pm. Lots of crafters offering items perfect for holiday gift giving. Vendors who might be interested should call Jacki Kollar at 410-641-6414.
At both events, the Craft Club offers its famous homemade bake sale.
Exciting news is scheduled for 2019 when the Pine’eer Craft Club Artisan & Gift Shop will move to a brand new building in White Horse Park near the Farmer’s Market. Members are working on designing and decorating the interior of the shop, getting it ready for a move sometime late summer/early fall. Watch this space for more details as we prepare for the move.
The Pine’eer Craft Club recently donated profits back to the community at their year-end Installation Banquet held in December. This year $5,500 was donated to the following groups: $1,500 to Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks, $1,200 to the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Dept., $1,500 to the Ocean Pines Police Dept., $500 to Ocean Pines Public Works, $100 to Neighborhood Watch, $300 to the Ocean Pines Library and $400 to the Veteran’s Memorial at Ocean Pines. Since its inception, the club has given back over $151,000.
Check back for information about upcoming events at the craft shop!
Craft Shop Merchandise
Contact our shop manager Jeanette Rembach at 410-208-3359 or Assistant Manager Ginger McGovern at 410-208-1774 for information on how you can display and sell your hand crafted merchandise out of the Pine’eer Artisan and Gift Shop in Ocean Pines
Volunteers are essential to every aspect of the Pine’eer Artisan & Gift Shop. They provide support and manpower to allow the club and the shop to operate to its full potential. Becoming a member of the club is only $10 yearly and allows you to put items in the shop and take advantage of the benefits of the club.
Since the shop’s inception, more than $151,000 has been given back to Ocean Pines!