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Joe Cunningham
Joe Cunningham

Quilt maker Joe Cunningham with Patchwork Quilt, Courtesy of the artist

Joe Cunningham began making quilts professionally in 1979 after a ten-year career as a musician in Michigan. Cunningham's life is steeped in the study of quilt history and a love of traditional technique from which he has developed a unique and lyrical personal style.

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Bethanne Knudson
Bethanne Knudson

Stephan Michelson and Bethanne Knudson, Courtesy of The Oriole Mill, Peak Definition Photography

Bethanne Knudson is the Design Director and CEO of The Oriole Mill and a fiber artist. Knudson opened the Jacquard Center in Hendersonville where weavers could come to study industrial Jacquard weaving design. In 2006, she and partner Stephan Michaelson founded The Oriole Mill, many years after the decline of the Western North Carolina's textile industry.

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Jan Lee
Jan Lee

Furniture maker Jan Lee, Courtesy of the artist

Jan Lee is a designer, furniture maker and Asian antiques dealer who uses, whenever possible, reclaimed materials such as antique bamboo, and hardwood from responsible foreign and domestic sources.

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Graham McKay
Graham McKay

Boat builder Graham McKay working on a dory, Courtesy of Lowell's Boat Shop

Graham McKay is a boat builder and manager at Lowell's Boat Shop. Graham built his first boat in high school and has explored and mastered myriad aspects of the maritime industry, professional sailing, as well as many facets of marine life.

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Lucy Mingo
Lucy Mingo

Gee's Bend quilter Lucy Mingo with her Pine Burr quilt, Mark Markley photograph

Descending from several generations of quiltmakers, Lucy Mingo learned to quilt at an early age and today at age 83 is considered one of the finest second generation Gee's Bend quilters.

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Libby O'Bryan
Libby O'Bryan

Libby O'Bryan, Courtesy of The Oriole Mill

Libby O'sBryan is the owner of the manufacturing enterprise called Sew Co. housed within the Oriole Mill in an effort to preserve the skill of sewing and new model for our domestic production economy.

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Mary Ann Pettway
Mary Ann Pettway

Mark Markley photograph.

Mary Ann Pettway, Manager of the Gee's Bend Quilter's Collective, made her first quilt for the collective in the summer of 2005. The seventh of 12 children, Mary Ann Pettway was born and raised in Gee's Bend. She learned to quilt as a young child from her mother.

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Shane Yamane
Shane Yamane

Shane Yamane in his Brooklyn studio, Mark Markley photograph

Originally from Oahu, Hawaii, Shane pursued his love of gemstones and handcrafting fine jewelry in New York City. A fully trained and developed artist, his focus is on form and proportion. His custom designs are classic, clean and modern; heirlooms meant to be worn and cherished over many years.

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forge

Joe Cunningham
Bethanne Knudson
Jan Lee
Graham McKay
Lucy Mingo
Libby O'Bryan
Mary Ann Pettway
Shane Yamane

forge

Harley Refsal
Susan Garson
Veronica Castillo
Garcia Art Glass
Kathleen Trenchard
Grove Park Inn
Biltmore House
Isabel and Enrique Sanchez

forge

Chloe Darke
Tom Pullin
Albert Paley

threads

Tanya Aguiñiga
Lia Cook
Clary Illian
Warren MacKenzie
Jeff Oestreich

threads

Terese Agnew
Randall Darwall
Faith Ringgold
Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

messages

Cliff Lee
Holly Lee
Paul Marioni
Dante Marioni
Marina Marioni
Ed Moulthrop
Philip Moulthrop
Matt Moulthrop
Lisa Sorrell

messages

Charles M. Carrillo
Beth Lipman
Thomas Mann 
Joyce J. Scott

process

92nd St Y 
Dave & Roberta Williamson 
Cary Esser 
Nikki Lewis 
Kansas City Art Institute 
North Bennet Street School 
Julie Chen 
Tom Killion

origins

Philip Simmons 
Jugtown Pottery 
Mark Hewitt 
Teri Greeves 
Jim Bassler 
Paul Stankard 
Vernon Owens 
Pam Owens 
Travis Owens

community

Jamex and Einar de la Torre
Sarah Jaeger
Ken Loeber
Dona Look
Mississippi Cultural Crossroads
Penland School of Crafts
Pilchuck Glass School
Hystercine Rankin
Denise and Samuel Wallace

landscape

Jan Yager
Kit Carson
David Gurney
George Nakashima
Mira Nakashima-Yarnall
Richard Notkin
Timberline Lodge

memory

Garry Knox Bennett
Pat Courtney Gold
Mary Jackson
Tom Joyce
Sam Maloof
Cranbrook Academy of Art

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