John Quam and Bonnie Quam (1936 - )

John and Bonnie Quam specialize in needlepoint and petit point clusterwork. John taught Bonnie jewelry-making when she was 18. Initially, she cut the stones and he did the silverwork; but eventually they exchanged tasks, and she did the silverwork while he cut the stones.


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