Annette Smith's Profile
These unique blankets are handcrafted by Annie Smith. Annie, 86, born and raised in Canada, spent her youth helping with her family's logging business. This blanket style was born out of necessity, using patches of worn clothing to fashion blankets to keep warm as winter approached. One side consisted of the blocked patches and the backer side might have been a potato or grain sack. Inside was filled with more layers of any available fabirc. The layers were tied together, and this blanket gave new life to their old clothing. This craft is handed down through generations of French Canadian women and has crossed the border into New York as Annie continues this tradition in a more fashionable manor. Now, proudly "made in the USA", her blankets have sold across the country and have even been shipped to soldiers in the Middle East.
Today, each reversible blanket consists of one side…
- Born on March 15
- Joined April 2, 2011