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I was exposed very early on in my childhood to many beautiful treasures. Hand crafted by the women in my family. I would like to feel that this was unique to only me. But in reality, it is not. Many of my creative friends grew up surrounded with the same things. My beloved Aunt Naomi provided us with beautiful hand knitted/ crocheted sweaters, scarves/hats from colorful mohair fibers. Then there was my dear Great Aunt Clare that supplied my cousin with beautiful couture ensembles during her early years until she would learn to sew herself. My dear mother would always manage to get a beautiful new coat from her dear aunt every winter. My sisters and I were treated to special occasion dresses from this very talented lady. Some of which I still have today. They are too beautiful for me to part with. The details in these dresses are only comparable to the finest of couture. In this same manner, I learned to sew clothing also with…

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  • Born on January 1
  • Joined November 14, 2007

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I was exposed very early on in my childhood to many beautiful treasures. Hand crafted by the women in my family. I would like to feel that this was unique to only me. But in reality, it is not. Many of my creative friends grew up surrounded with the same things. My beloved Aunt Naomi provided us with beautiful hand knitted/ crocheted sweaters, scarves/hats from colorful mohair fibers. Then there was my dear Great Aunt Clare that supplied my cousin with beautiful couture ensembles during her early years until she would learn to sew herself. My dear mother would always manage to get a beautiful new coat from her dear aunt every winter. My sisters and I were treated to special occasion dresses from this very talented lady. Some of which I still have today. They are too beautiful for me to part with. The details in these dresses are only comparable to the finest of couture. In this same manner, I learned to sew clothing also with a full appreciation for couture details. We slept under heavy handmade quilts which were mostly made by the women on my father's side. We had dresser scarves with tatting and beautiful crocheted doilies all handmade by my aunts. My mother and her mother were not needle women. I have fond memories of my mother piecing together a quilt when she suddenly decided that quilting was not for her. I now own those beautiful blocks. Her and my grandmother instead enjoyed baking delicous treats for family/ friends.

As a child I was drawn to tantalizing colors and lusious textures. So I always collected fabric pieces. Even back then I had learn to save every morsel of scrap fabric to create collages and wearable art clothing for my dolls. I would evenually grow up to sew clothing for myself and my daughter for many years. Today I consider myself a quilter and mostly enjoy making Improvisation Quilts.

These are the very things that have help shape me into the creative soul that I am today and the loving spirited woman I will always be.

Sincerely,
Ganell



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