While at a Tlingit culture camp this summer with her brother-in-law, Janice Roberts-Kahklen saw the artistry of a traditional button blanket as if for the first time.
“I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s so beautiful,’” she said.
An accomplished sewer, she quickly got to work on her own designs at home, surprising even herself with what she managed to create.
“My brother in law said, ‘How did you get so smart so fast?’”
“I didn’t even know I could do this,” she said with a laugh.