Meet The Onliners
Meet Onliner Cheri (prounounced "Cherry") who contributed
article for the site. When Cheri isn't at her computer, she makes
baskets, designing many
of them herself and writing the patterns too.
Some of her baskets are adorned with her stencils, some of which she
also designs herself.
She takes stenciling to a new level with her theorems,
intricate stencils done on velvet with several layers of stenciling and
Cheri sells some of her baskets at craft fairs but many find
their way to
fund raisers for her favorite causes among which are libraries and
education. Cheri's many years of volunteering include work for the
Victor Central Schools, Teacher's Art Center, Homespun Days where she was
a tin smith/scherenschnitte presenter, the Great American Read Aloud
Program, and numerous other education organizations. Among Cheri's other
interests are the genealogy of the Bosworth family which she is tracing
back to England and cooking her special recipes including Spinach
Quiche, Eggplant Parmesan, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Lentils and Escarole, and
her special microwave Cream of Broccoli Soup.
One of her recent acts of kindness, helping her aunt to relocate, led to
her acquiring a pine needle basket that her grandfather (who died in
1936) brought to her aunt from Florida.
Cheri resides in Victor, New York with her husband, Matt who works for
Kodak, and teenage son, Devon, whose name you see in her e-mail address.
Because she enjoys exchanging basketry ideas, a large number of you have
heard from Cheri. She has offered advice on everything from pricing
baskets to bee skeps. Her friendly and helpful personality has been
conveyed to many, many Onliners as she responds to quickly answer
questions and offer assistance to one and all. She recently received a
Friend of Education Award for her volunteer work; to this Baskets,
Etc. adds a congeniality award for all her efforts in communicating with
so many Onliners, bringing more and more of us together into a friendly
We thank Cheri for being our third profiled Onliner. If you would like
featured in Meet the Onliners, please
contact Baskets, Etc. for details.
Update 5/19/98 --
Here is a photo of an egg basket woven on a forked tree branch. I have
some deer antlers, and haven't gotten up the nerve to try them yet, so
decided this would be an easy, inexpensive alternative. It also makes a
good excuse to go walking in the woods.
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