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Janet is invaluable to HCAC. A Michigan native, Janet moved to western North Carolina to be part of a culture she already embodied in many ways. An award-winning quilter and basket weaver, Janet is the essence of Appalachian craft. Janet combines her passion for the craft, and her engineering and project management skills in her role as HCAC’s Quilt Trails Program Coordinator. Janet leads the program from start to finish including coordinating with customers, builders, designers, and painting volunteers. The Quilt Trails Program truly would not be possible without her dedication and organizational skills. As if that was not enough, Janet donated her skills and partnership-building approach to the planning and implementation of HCAC’s annual fundraiser, the Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival. The Festival was a success largely because of her efforts. Janet gives not only in time, financial support, and ideas but also with her positive and carefree energy that reminds those around her to go with the flow. Learn more about Janet and come see her work in the Small Work Exhibit, where she is also a reception sponsor. Thank you, Janet, HCAC is so lucky to have you as part of our team.