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Artist of the Month at Willow

 20140503_170400-1By Sandra Doherty

The Clare County Arts Council presents Deb Hoyt as Artist of the Month.  Deb is showing needlework designs at the Willow in downtown Clare through the month of March.  Deb is from Harrison, Michigan and has been competing in local and state fairs with her needlepoint creations for over thirty years.  If you missed Deb’s demonstration in September for the Clare County Arts Council, here is your chance to see this beautiful art form.  You may know Deb from Mid Michigan Community Action Agency where she has been employed for 28 years and finance director since 2001.  Deb wears many hats.  Needlepoint of course, but she also has a passion for racing NASCAR and local tracks.  Her first memory of needlework was sitting with her Grandma and stitching on stamped cross stitch pillowcases.  She has taken many classes and credits her first class with Susan Greening-Davis getting her really hooked on needlework.  Susan introduced her to different fabrics, threads, specialty stitches and different designers. Don’t miss this show at the Willow in March.

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