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“To me, the beauty of a quilt or a dress lies within the stitches and the thought of the person who made them. When you spend time making something with your two hands, you impart love in a way that buying never can.”

Natalie Chanin, founder of fashion and lifestyle brand Alabama Chanin, speaking about the art of craft in the February 2015 issue of Better Homes and Gardens.