This CCCC website (the "old" site) is physically at the location,
www.frankencutters.com/cccc, but as of August 2014, Frank (of
FrankenCutters) is no longer the official CCCC webmaster. The club
owns and uses the domain name www.cookiecuttercollectorsclub.com and
that address is now pointing to the new webspace owned by the
CCCC. The new webmaster is Rosemary Henry, and she is creating the
"new" CCCC website at the address below:
Please use the address: www.cookiecuttercollectorsclub.com
and bookmark it.
I'll keep these pages here for now, for their historic value and all the
photos, but won't update them. It's been fun being the webmaster for so
many years. See ya! -Frank
THEME: Camp Gingerburgh
DATES: June 26th, 27th and
PLACE: Doubletree by Hilton
Pittsburgh- Green Tree, Pittsburgh, Pennasylvania
ROOM RATE: ($109 per night plus
REGISTRATION: Member, or
guest from same household: $140 per person
Non-member guest: $165 per person
These prices include 2 lunches and one breakfast, and goodie bags,
session materials and cutters.
REGISTRATION FORM: Click here
to open a convention registration form (or right click to download the form
BANQUET SATURDAY NIGHT: $42 per
THINGS TO BRING: Click here
for a list (from the latest "Crumbs"
2014 - WHAT A GREAT TIME!
Lori & I (current webmaster) had a
GREAT time at convention 2014. It was great to see all our cookie
cutter friends! Hotel was very nice, food was great (especially the
excellent banquet!). Lots of very interesting presentations.
Lot of very nice raffle items (over 100 of them).
After the welcome and introductions, the first presenter was introduced as
"someone who won't talk much".... ok, then we see it's... Punxatawney
Phil, in person! We all learned a lot about so many things... prairie
dogs, fishing, baking pans, how to make cookie cutters (everyone got to
make their own), glutin-free baking, how to do origami (we made our own),
a few "scramble" sessions, and of course, show & tell. And at
the banquet, we were expecting a well known local weatherman, thought we'd
hear interesting weather stores, but no.... he was a ventriloquist with
three (3) dummies. He was great, and VERY funny. After that,
the raffle, and the next day, the drive home to rest up. Great
and photos by Frank Longmore (I'm sure I've left out a lot of
MEMORIES FROM THE 2012 CONVENTION:
Click HERE to
see page 3 of the latest "CRUMBS" with 2012 convention info
And click HERE to
see a few low resolution photos I took at the 2012 convention
THEME: Garden Tea Party
DATES: June 28th, 29th and
PLACE: Drawbridge Hotel, Fort
Mitchell, Kentucky (metro Cincinnati, Ohio)
REGISTRATION: $115 per
person; Banquet $25.00 per person (Saturday evening)
includes 2 lunches and a Tea - breakfast is included in the cost of
WE ALL ENJOYED the "CC SCRAMBLE",
the VENDORS, AND:
Thursday - Tea Party
(President, Edith Klingler is thinking, "dress up and wear your prettiest
Friday - Garden Party (pretty hats again - optional)
Saturday - Banquet and raffle
For photos and videos of the 2012 or 2014 convention, see http://colipmanphoto.blogspot.com/
. There will be lots of photos and video available! Arlene is taking
photos as I type this...
How the Convention Location is Determined:
The national CCCC conventions are held every two years at a location
determined by the regional group of the current club President.
There is NO site selection committee. Note that the webmaster (email
address at bottom of page), has nothing to do with site selection.
to Other CCCC Pages, Past Conventions and more:
||MORE CONVENTION AND MEETING
PHOTOS? HOW ABOUT LOTS MORE!
Arlene & David Lipman, as official photographers,
take untold amounts of photographs and video at the CCCC
conventions. They go everywhere and photograph everything! To see
thumbnails of all their photos and to purchase prints, video, or
CD's, you can go to the following link: http://colipmanphoto.blogspot.com/
How To Join CCCC:
Annual Membership in CCCC is just $25.00 (one person).
You will receive the official quarterly newsletter Cookie Crumbs
and a collectable signed, dated cookie cutter. To join, send a check or
money order to: CCCC, P.O. Box 22518, Lexington, Kentucky 40522.
You may join anytime during the year, but our year runs Jan. 1st through
Dec. 31st and you will receive all the newsletters and cutter for the year
that you join in.
here to open a CCCC Membership Form.
(there are two copies, keep one
and mail one with your check).
If you are unable to print this, you may have to right-click, select
"download", then open the file and print.
Officers, 2012 TO
BE UPDATED SOON...
Officers are elected at our bi-annual Convention. The new
president unveils the theme for the next convention and the next two
year's membership cutters are based on
that. Club officers (effective June,
President: Lynn Block Maguire of Carnegie, PA
Past President: Edith Klingler of New Bremen, OH
President Elect: Arlene Lipman of Denver, CO
Vice President: Chris Birdsell of Stanberry MO
Secretary-Treasurer Suzanne Tucker of Lexington, KY
Newsletter Editor: Kate Schneider, of Pittsburgh, PA
Membership List: Vicki Gensini of McNabb, IL
(please send all address corrections to Vicki)
National CC Museum: Lee Stephenson of Williamston, MI
National CC Museum: Kay Johnson, Curator, of Monet, MO
Caring & Sharing/Sunshine: Darlene Farrell of Pittsburgh, PA
Club Historian: Nancy Schueler of Williamsville, NY
For Previous Contact info,
"Crumbs" page 2 at this link: Crumbs-page 2
Some CCCC History
"CCCC" as we are known among the membership, was founded in
1972 in Washington, D.C. by Phyllis Wetherill. She is survived by
two other founding members: Jill Tucker of Canada, and Evelyn
King of Florida. Lee Carey of Colorado was also a founding
member. From that original group over 25 years ago, we have grown to approximately
650 members internationally.
soon, Crumbs on line (members only)
Members are encouraged to send in any cookie-related information
they find in catalogs, magazines, newspapers, on the internet,
etc... to the newsletter editors, Mary Jo Cunningham and Dee
Jordening. Members also send information about themselves like
winning baking contests or being featured in articles. Sorry,
but "Crumbs" can't accept for-sale listings from non-members.
To submit information, you can mail (or email) it to:
Kate Schneider, of Pittsburgh, PA, Cookie Crumbs Editor
For previous contact info see "Crumbs" page 2: Crumbs-page
SOME "STANDARD" SECTIONS COULD BE:
From the President
Cookie Crumbs Information
Info for upcoming convention
Cookie Cutter Museum News
Regional Meetings and News
Fun Finds and New Products
Cookie Cutter History/ Displays
Other Members Newsletters
Cookie Crumbs is the official Club newsletter, but there
are several newsletters put out by other members on their own. Members
may submit information to these newsletters also, but much of the
information is gleaned by the member who is the publisher.
Rocky Mountain Cutups Newsletter is the newsletter
of the Rocky Mountain Cutups. It is edited by member Arlene
Lipman. This newsletter is published after each meeting, twice
yearly. To subscribe, or to send news and ideas, contact Arlene
Lipman, Editor, 2143 S. Acoma St., Denver CO 80223. Email: RockyMtnCutups@gmail.com
And the RCMU now has a blog at the following address: http://rockymtncutups.blogspot.com/
Big Rivers Newsletter: BIG RIVERS CUTOUTS
newsletter is in its 20th year of publishing by Joyce
Moorhouse, 2763 310th Street, Cannon Falls, MN 55009.
Subscription cost is $20 per year and starts with the January issue.
The newsletter is 12 pages printed in color on shiny paper ( you will
enjoy the new look!) This is a non-profit newsletter for the
enjoyment of collectors.
Regional Groups (click here for
club contact info)
Although CCCC is the official Club for collectors, there are
several regional groups within the Club. It is so hard to wait for two
years to attend Convention and get together with old friends, that many
members have formed groups or work individually to host meetings. There
are usually three or four held every spring and autumn in different parts
of the country. Information regarding the meetings is posted in Cookie
Crumbs. Usually there is a small fee to attend which covers lunch,
speakers, and many times a cutter made exclusively for that meeting. Click
on the "Regional Groups" link above to see the various banners and contact
information. Some photos from recent Regional Meetings can be seen at the
Heart of America Region.
Name change: The Florida group is now the Florida Sunshine Cookie Cutter
The Fall meeting will be September 26 and 27, 2014, with the theme Fest of the Hunters Moon. The hotel
is the Travelers Budget Inn, 4200 10th St. Great Bend, Kansas 620-793-5448. Hosts are Ron and Mary
Jo Cunningham, Box 455, Ellinwood, Ks 67526. Phone-620-564-2242. Deadline for rooms and
registration for attendance September 1, 2014.
The regional meetings are another way to increase your cookie cutter
collection. As at Convention, meetings always include a "Scramble",
and finding the cutter you've been looking for could lead to your own "scramble
dance"! To scramble you bring your extra cutters with the
price on them and put them in a small container with a money jar. When the
meeting is over you put out your scramble box then scramble away to check
out cutters you want to buy. We are very fortunate to have such an honest
membership that we are able to leave cutters for sale in a self-serve type
There are several "smiths" who belong to CCCC. They
work in many metals, tinplate, copper, and stainless steel (and wood).
We would like to introduce them to you here. Many have catalogs and
websites. Please be sure to visit this page! (Listing on this page
is available to CCCC members only.)
The Cookie Cutter
The museum has relocated to Joplin, Missouri, within the Joplin Museum
Complex. A Dinner, Dedication, and reception was held on Friday, October
1st 2004. The following day (Saturday Oct 2nd, there was a meeting of
the Heart of America Cookie Cutter Collectors in Pittsburg, KS. (30
Location: The museum is located inside the Joplin Museum Complex in
The park is located on the corner of W. 7th Street and Shifferdecker
Avenue in Joplin, MO.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 10 am - 7 pm
Wed-Sat: 10 am -5 pm
Sunday: 2 pm - 5 pm
Telephone: 417-623-1180 Website: http://www.joplinmuseum.org/about.htm
The museum now has ten showcases filled with a
wonderful display of cutters covering all time periods. Click here
to see some photos I took at the museum dedication. For a very complete
description of the Museum Dedication, the history of the museum, and the
contents of the museum, see the Big Rivers Newsletter, October 2004 issue.
All monetary donations are welcome and checks should be made out to:Cookie Cutters and Cookie Cutter information for the Museum should be sent
National Cookie Cutter Historical Museum and sent to:
National Cookie Historical Museum
1217 Zimmer Place
Williamston, MI 48895
Kay JohnsonNote: The museum was
previously located in Knightstown, Indiana. Click here
to read the article published in the Big River CutOuts Newsletter.
8 Atwell Acres
Monett, MO 65708
This site now has a cookie cutter category. Check it out
EVERYWHERE... Identifying Your Aluminum Cookie Cutters
A new book by Pam and Greg Nelson.
This book has over 1400 full color
photographs. Featuring hundreds and hundreds of different style and
shapes of vintage Aluminum Cookie Cutters!
For more information and how to order, click
this link. Handles-Handles.pdf
Two books which were written by our founder An Encyclopedia of Cookie
Shaping and Cookie Cutters and Cookie Molds are no longer
published. They can often be found on the secondary market at old book
stores, antique shops, and flea markets. A long time CCCC member has
written a very comprehensive book on Hallmark Cookie Cutters. As
of February 2000 they are completely sold out and should now be considered
out of print. They also will be found in the future on the secondary
market. However, CCCC currently has one new book available for the cookie
cutter collector. For information on ordering the Wilton Cookie
Cutters book, please visit our What's New
Another great new book, just out:
“Run, Run As Fast You Can…” by members Pam and Greg Nelson is a book wholly
dedicated to identifying the contemporary, (1920s to present,) gingerbread
man cookie cutter and his extended family. With over 1,200 full color
photographs, along with data boxes containing descriptive data on each of
the hundreds of cutters depicted, this book is crammed full of useful
identifying information and printed professionally. A resource book, soft
cover and spiral bound.
Club members: $25.00 +$5.00 for shipping ($30.00)
Non-members: $30.00 +$5.00 for shipping ($35.00)
Pam and Greg Nelson 7741 Curry Road Fallon, NV 89406 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Early American Life magazine - info
from Jeanne, forwarded by Rosemary Henry:
I received my "Early Amer Life"in less than
a week (Ordered a single copy 5.00 + 2.00 s/h-call (440)-543-8566-or look for at your newstand) It
is a must-have issue! There are 11 pages (most full-page) with
at least something cookie cutter on them-lots of color pics of various
tinsmith's cutters like Karen Morrison and Betsy Cukla and others plus
antique tin as well!
Our Barnes and Noble and
Borders did not carry it but a bigger store like Tattered Cover
for those who were at RMCU meeting, there is a color illustrated
article on vintage candy containers too-how timely!
Keep on bakin'! Jeanne :0)
a website developed by club member Rosemary Henry, has lots of information
on cookie cutters and cookie history. There are sections for “What’s New,”
“Antiques,” “History and Information” and a number of other areas as well as
a continually growing database of cookie cutters. Visit it at http://cookiecuttersearch.com
Please send any website comments or updates to
(the above is not a link, you will need to type it
into your email program)
Tinsmiths - Cookie
Cutters - What's New
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