The Art of Quilting: Creative punch boosts artist in battle against disease

SHERIDA WARNER/The Daily Sentinel—Fabric artist Garnet Hoover of Clifton has a home business called Material Matters. She makes and sells her work, often through commissions. Hoover’s art is a creative outlet that helps her cope with scleroderma, an auto-immune disease that manifests itself in her ulcerated and painful fingertips.



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SHERIDA WARNER/The Daily Sentinel—Fabric artist Garnet Hoover of Clifton has a home business called Material Matters. She makes and sells her work, often through commissions. Hoover’s art is a creative outlet that helps her cope with scleroderma, an auto-immune disease that manifests itself in her ulcerated and painful fingertips.

Garnet Hoover is a fighter and her gloves rarely come off. A fabric artist who lives in Clifton, her opponents are not of the human variety. She battles instead the constant, throbbing pain…




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