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Sherry Leftwich, McLouth, has a great view from her walkout
basement, where she creates wearable art for her business, Thimble
Boutique. Leftwich uses recyclables, such as blue jean denim,
neckties and old sweaters to make her one-of-a-kind garments.

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'I don't do square'

McLouth fabric artist borrows quilting techniques, not geometry, to stitch wearable art garments

Sherry Leftwich borrows techniques from quilters. And her garments bear echoes of the time-honored patchworks. But her artistic impulses have guided her down a more winding path.


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