Handcrafted corn-shuck figure by Anne Freels of Clinton, Tennessee.
Anne's southern Appalachian heritage inspires so many of her creations, whether it's in the materials she uses, or in the message behind each piece.
On the hang-tag Anne writes: "The Quilter - her grandmother cut up old clothing and flour sacks for her quilt pieces; but she uses a variety of fabrics to make quilts for the bed as well as for art."
Dressed in bright purple, with a pinafore of natural-colored corn shucks, this modern-day craftswoman holds up the beginning of her latest quilting endeavor.
Approximately 10 1/2 inches tall.
Artist statement included.