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Hello Atelier | Crafting Activism

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Nedra Bonds is a quilter, dollmaker and activist. She makes a statement – and generates change – using the non-confrontational medium of textiles. As you’ll hear in this episode, Nedra isn’t afraid of, well, anything. She isn’t afraid to speak out against an injustice. She isn’t afraid to explore her world, and she isn’t afraid to take on a disease as dire as cancer. Listen in as we talk quilting and craftivism.

Host Betsy Blodgett interviews textile artist Nedra Bonds.

A beadwork hand, part of Bonds' project where she beads all the hands of the nurses and doctors who worked with her during her fight with cancer. (Contributed | Hello Atelier)

Bonds' first major piece, The Old Quindaro History quilt featured in the book "Kansas Quilts and Quilters."

Bonds' quilt Spirits of the Forest.

A close look at Bonds' quilt, Brownbackistan

— Find all of Hello Atelier’s podcast on iTunes or at the Phonicalia Media Productions website.

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