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By Carolyn Henderson
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The Work of Textile Artist Patricia Bennett

Talk About Art


December 6, 2018

When you really love what you do, you tend to 1) do it a lot, and 2) teach others how to do it.

And that's exactly what Patricia Bennett, a textile artist who creates quilted home décor items and wall hangings, has been doing ever since she began sewing 58 years ago on a machine that was powered not by electricity, but by the action of her feet.

"I loved sewing from the first time I used a treadle sewing machine in junior high school," the Bayview, Idaho artist says. "Later, I was putting myself through college and did not have money to purchase store-bought clothes. I rented a sewing mach...

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