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The journal of a quilt artist edited posthumously by her friend and teacher Tucker, Spirited Threads is a study of the artist's passion for quilting that widened her world far beyond the hospital bed that became her quilting studio. Cline was born with cystic fibrosis, a debilitating disease that doctors predicted would end her life before adulthood. Always the rebel, Cline never gave in to the disease, fighting to attend college and then to become a quilt artist, a feminist, and a voice for the physically challenged. In reading Cline's journal, we see the power a "healthy obsession" can give one to transcend even the worst that life hands out. Recommended for public libraries and women's studies collections.
—Library Journal Review

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"A remarkable collaboration between a fabric artist, surviving for decades with cystic fibrosis, and a professor who specializes in women's voices.... A special journey into the heart of an artist."
—  Bloomsbury Review

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"It is also a larger story - about the struggle of women everywhere to overcome marginalization and remain connected to our vision."
— Audrey May, Meristem Bookstore