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Nedra Bonds Teaches Quilting as Personal Expression


Kansas City Kansas native Nedra Bonds makes quilts that reflect social and political themes, using vibrant color, rich texture and contemporary three-dimensional elements.

By Susan B. Wilson


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Nedra Bonds says that she uses images, patterns and color to capture ideas that are hard to express in words. And she teaches others to do it too.

KCUR's Susan B. Wilson stopped by a recent quilting workshop facilitated by Bonds and sponsored by the UMKC Women's Center, and talked to Bonds about how she became a quilt artist.

Nedra Bonds' next workshop is on April 9, 2011. Find more information here.

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A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Susan admits that her “first love” was radio, being an avid listener since childhood. However, she spent much of her career in mental health, healthcare administration, and sports psychology (Susan holds a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Bloch School of Business at UMKC.) In the meantime, Wilson satisfied her journalistic cravings by doing public speaking, providing “expert” interviews for local television, and being a guest commentator/contributor to KPRS’s morning drive time show and the teen talk show “Generation Rap.”
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