Speaker Jamika Smith

Press Release: April 3, 2019 – Cartersville, GA – Want to learn more about the history and skills of furniture upholstering? Join us April 20th from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for a furniture upholstery workshop provided by Jamika Smith from Teena’s Legacy. The workshop consists of lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on learning. It gives you the basic skills and training for reupholstering a small to mid-size pieces of furniture. Participants will start from the very beginning. Each person will learn how to determine fabric yardage, choose appropriate fabric, tear it down (remove the old upholstery fabric), make simple repairs, re-pad and reupholster it. Professional tips and shortcuts will be covered in order to keep you interested and excited about learning how to upholster. Participants will learn how to use upholsterer’s tools as well as how to substitute tools you may already have at home. Bring a small chair and fabric. We’ll supply the pastries for this Saturday morning workshop. Space is limited. Interested parties can register at www.BartowHistoryMuseum.org.

About the Speaker Jamika Smith inspires those to live a more fulfilling, loving, and joyful life, by assisting them in reconnecting with their inner wisdom and life purpose, in order to discover what they really want in life and achieve it with ease and grace. As a seasoned mentor and trainer, Mrs. Smith graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a B.A. in Human Environmental Sciences, and later earned a M.A in Community Development from North Park University in Chicago. Mrs. Smith is particularly interested in models of human and social development that employ participatory community-driven approaches. Mrs. Smith is currently the President and Founder of Teena’s Legacy, a not-for-profit charitable organization, whose mission is to create a safe space for young women and women in general to explore their authentic self, using upholstery as a conduit for self-reflection, self-expression and economic transformation

About Bartow History Museum The Bartow History Museum, located at 4 East Church Street in downtown Cartersville, Georgia, documents the history of northwest Georgia’s Bartow County, spanning more than 200 years since the Cherokee were the area’s primary residents. Artifacts, photographs, documents, and a variety of interactive permanent exhibits tell the story of settlement, Cherokee life and removal, Civil War strife, and lifestyles of years past. The Bartow History Museum also provides a variety of educational opportunities for adults, children, families, and school groups. Our extensive archives and research library contains photographs, documents, newspapers, rare books, genealogy records, oral history interviews, and more. For additional information, visit www.bartowhistorymuseum.org.