Born in Sallisaw, Ok in 1950. I was highly influenced by my grandmother (who lived to be 93 summers). She tried to teach me some of the old ways. She was Cherokee and Choctaw and very proud of the fact, just as I am. I started piecing quilt tops in 1991. I learned to do
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Tonia Hogner Weavel, Cherokee citizen, has been making Cherokee clothing for the past 20 years. Most of her sewing experience has been tear dresses, ribbon shirts and hunting jackets. In 2003 she created a double caped, embroidered deerskin coat and began to expand her skills to other types of textile mediums. This coat is on
Karen grew up in Texas and currently resides in Garland, TX. She learned about Cherokee culture and art through her mother, Martha Berry, who revived the tradition of Cherokee Beadwork. She fell in love with gourd art through her history of wood working and painting. This medium was a natural progression, combining these talents. She