If it hadn't been for cigarettes, Anna Scrivner might never have become a folk artist trying to sell her first work. Some years ago she became a grandmother and decided to quit smoking, she said, "and I had to have something to do with my hands."
She turned to quilting. It worked, and Saturday the Richmond woman had 25 quilts for sale at Kentucky's Second Annual Arts & Crafts Show at the Boyle County Fairgrounds.
Scrivner was one of 18 artisans and other crafty souls at the show, which features hand-made glassworks, candles, wood carvings, ceramics, jewelry and more from around Central Kentucky.
Her quilts ranged from one made of more than 100 neckties to a "summertime" version with about 900 cloth "yo-yos" sewn into it.