Let me introduce myself! My name is Sheri Van Duyn and I purchased Just Patterns Magazine in July of 1999. As the owner, I am very excited about this venture!
I have a love for Basketry. I have been a member of the Southwest Michigan Basketry
Guild for 21 years serving as Treasurer and President two consecutive years. This Guild
boasts of over 25 active members. I also am a founding member of the Dream Weavers Guild,
which also meets in
After making my first basket at the age of 10, and winning a blue ribbon on it, I was hooked on the whole weaving process. I have taught Basketry extensively for 20 years. Locally, I have taught for several guilds, Grand Haven and Fruitport Community Education for 19 years, and various work, school, and church groups. I just love teaching and introducing this Art to all ages. A seashell adhered to each of my woven baskets is my Trademark.
I have received my degree in Art Education from
On the home front, I am married for 32 years to a very supportive husband, Ralph. Along
with being an Insurance Agent for Oakes Insurance and Real Estate, his love is in music:
singing and playing piano and organ. We have two children. Sarah is 23, she was married to
Daren in the spring of 2006 and both he and his daughter, Katelynn has been a great
addition to our family. Brian is 20, lives home and is attending
Deb Blair has done a great job starting Just Patterns in 1991. Deb has watched the magazine grow with both subscribers and advertisers. I am delighted about taking over Just Patterns-editing, designing, and running this Magazine with creating the best for Basketmakers in mind. I anticipate working to promote the Art of Basketry on every level. Please write with your comments, ideas, or suggestions. My E-mail address is email@example.com or visit my Web Site- www.justpatterns.com. Here you will find a Free Online Sample of the Magazine as well as 30 Free Online Patterns that you can print out for your own personal use. I would love to have you as a Subscriber-please go to the order page at my Site where you will find that you will receive 4 Issues for $17.00. Each Issue has a color front page and features a minimum of 5 patterns. Many of the Back Issues are available also-simply click on the heading and you will be linked to that front page and highlights of this Issue. Hope to hear from you soon!
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