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Syracuse artist wins fellowship to attend Quilting by the Lake | Syracuse.com

Syracuse artist wins fellowship to attend Quilting by the Lake | Syracuse.com

Ellen Blalock, Quilting, Quilting by The Lake, African American Art, Black Art, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, KINDR'D Magazine, KINDR'D, Willoughby Avenue, WRIIT,
Like many textile artists, Syracuse resident Ellen Blalock made her own clothes as a child. “I loved designer clothing and my parents could not afford to buy me clothes that match my taste, so with a few dollars I would design and make my own outfits,” she said.

But fix a ripped hem? Not so much. “I would rather make a whole new garment than hand sew something that needed fixing,” Blalock said. “Hand sewing was torture for me. My mom would do all my hand sewing.”


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