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Joanne Alberda displays one of the largest pieces in her new exhibit, "Improvisations on the Prairie," which opens Sunday at the Nobles County Art Center in Worthington.(Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

Improv on the Prairie: Iowa textile artists finds her inspiration in own backyard

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WORTHINGTON -- Thread, dye and bleach are her paints. The sewing machine is her paintbrush. Fabric is her canvas.

Joanne Alberda is a textile artist, and her unique artwork is currently hanging on the walls of the Nobles County Art Center in Worthington, an exhibit she titled "Improvisations on the Prairie."


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