We first talked to Melanie Testa in July of 2010. Since then, she’s been diagnosed with breast cancer (last January), has gone through treatment and gotten well, has written a book, (Dreaming from the Journal Page: Transforming the Sketchbook to Art due out in 2012 and available for pre-order here) and is starting a new project on her blog, here. I saw Melanie at the Quilt Show in Houston in early November and she looked fantastic—happy and energetic. Of course, it was hard to really spend any time with her because everybody—and I mean everybody—wanted to hug her and touch her and just be near her. When I asked Melanie if she would share her story with us, she said she was ready to tell about her experience with this amazing year.
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