Tall girl’s textile art confronts lifetime of pain

If Carol Larson had had self-esteem instead of surgery to cut her height by 6 inches, she says, “I could’ve been many things: a professional women’s basketball player, a high-fashion model or a volleyball player.” She titled this quilt “Coulda’ Beens;” it measures 32 inches by 61 inches.



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If Carol Larson had had self-esteem instead of surgery to cut her height by 6 inches, she says, “I could’ve been many things: a professional women’s basketball player, a high-fashion model or a volleyball player.” She titled this quilt “Coulda’ Beens;” it measures 32 inches by 61 inches.

She was 17 years old and towered over her parents and peers at 6 feet 6 1/2 inches in height. The year was 1965, and Amazon warrior was not among Carol Larson’s career choices. In a…




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