In 1983, I learned to make Seminole patchwork. This machine quilting technique was created by women from the Seminole tribe in Florida during the 1800s. I now include my patchwork in over 30 different gift items including book covers, bottle totes, aprons, potholders, coin purses, eyeglass cases, notepads, towels, etc. My patchwork also decorates children's sundresses and rompers.
In addition to patchwork, I make North Carolina longleaf pine needle baskets using a coiling technique. The baskets incorporate bottoms made of Seminole patchwork, antique quilt pieces (including pieces from crazy quilts made by my Grandmother), and pottery disks made by my sister.
I became a WomanCraft member in 1996.
Douglas' complete collection is available at our Carrboro, North Carolina store. To see more of her items available online, click here.