The  2014  USA  Tree

Part of the exhibit
Christmas Around the World
and Holidays of Light
at the
Museum of Science and Industry
in
Chicago, IL


tree

This year's tree was designed and decorated
by the Friends of the USA Tree.
All ornaments, including the tree-topper,
are new this year, and most are hand-made.



About the Eagle at the top . . .

Using a pattern from the Winfield Collection, this was made by Kathy Cunningham and Mike Tipp,
Scroll Saw Instructor from the Chicago School of Woodworking with assistance from
Shaun Devine, one of the co-owners of the School.

The eagle is made of white oak, aspen, yellowheart, and wenge woods, using the intarsia method.
There are 125 pieces of wood which were cut on the scroll saw and then sanded and contoured,
and finally glued to a set of backboards.  The metal rod then attached the eagle to the top of the tree.




eagle




Some of the new handmade ornaments

wood ornaments

ornaments

ornaments



ornaments


balls


baskets


ribbon ornament


snowflakes


These eight hand-quilted stockings were made
by Cynthia Cunningham of
  Victoria, Texas, and then filled with toys.



stockings




stockings


stockings


stockings


stockings


stockings


stockings


stockings


stockings




Friends of the USA Tree