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tried the first lesson online has continued

Three of us have been self-

and some prefer it to `in person` due

isolating at home since mid-

to the convenience. I have added on a

March. My husband was able

few new students. I think if and when

to join us full time at home in

we go back to `in person,' I will continue

April."

the online option. Also, I feel like I am

She has time to work on her

improving with my online teaching

fourth novel, but "my biggest

techniques."

challenge is staying focused enough to

The second part of Cannaday's gig

write creatively. ... There's plenty of places

was replacing his Saturday Americana

to hide if I need some space or a quiet

Afternoons show at the Floyd Country

place to write."

Store with "a Sunday Night Open Mic on

Sarah Renick Baumgardner, 54, who

Zoom just to offer a way for performers to

works for the Western Virginia Water

play/sing and friends/fans to watch and

Authority, took advantage of pandemic

listen."

regulations by "doing sidewalk quilt shows

Franklin County-based author Jane

ABOVE:
Mother-daughter
writing duo, Emma
(left) and Jane
Fenton (right).

to give my neighbors something new to

COURTESY OF JANE FENTON; DAN SMITH

Fenton, 54, says her family "has been one

look at while they were walking. Several

of the lucky ones during this pandemic.

other members of the Star Quilt Guild now

My daughter, Emma, and I are both full

have their own sidewalk

time authors who work from home, so our

quilt shows. We hang

workplace was not impacted. My son Andy

quilts on our porch that

was working part time at the Y, and my

we have made and share

husband just retired from his job with the

write-ups about that quilt

Federal Government in April. We've been

and the quilting process."

counting down to his retirement for years,

She has been quilting for

and it couldn't have come at a better time.

30 years, "I have time to

"It's been such a comfort to have

quilt a lot more now that

everyone safely under the same roof.

the children are grown."

BELOW:
Sarah Renick
Baumgardner
hosted regular
sidewalk quilt
shows for her
neighbors.

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