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Meet Gladys Unimuke-Wilburn of FASS

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gladys Unimuke-Wilburn.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Gladys. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
2004 – Cancer entered into my life. Arthritis, diabetes and, sciatica were already firmly situated in different sections of my poor unhealthy body. The hold experience helped to make some life-altering decisions. For years I dream of retiring from my job.after which I would spend my life doing what I enjoyed the most. Folk Art. I would develop a club that would encourage -sick handicapped Artist, to process there work. A get it ready to show or sell.

The Dr’s give me the good news. I went home. If I died, there would have never been a chance to go after my dream. I jumped into the Art world. Pain was and is still my everyday challenge. The next challenge, my age, gender, and race, brought along their individual problems as well. My faith in my god, my love of my art may need to share, helped me to maintain a sense of hope and joy.

-2014- I founded FASS
-FolkArt Sisters of Sacramento
-To encourage and support – individual interested in fiber-textile-wall quilts.
-20015- CANCER… ENTERED AGAIN!
-STRUGGLE-DEPRESSION-
-I never stopped creating. Helping others- helped me thrive 😊

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
In my sickness, I tried to appear (strong). This gave my ladies hope. This year I am speaking to groups. My work is selling. Someday I feel, I am not able to get out of bed. But I do. Encouraging individual is a hard job. Takes a lot out of you.

Please tell us about FASS.
FASS – THE GROUP supports the efforts and work of the other. I do not charge for lessons. We recycle bottles to pay for our supplies. We specialize in encouragement. 😊

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
-Started out in a younger age.
-Encourage more males to join us.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 6800 Woodbine 97 SAC, CA 95822
  • Email: gladys.wilburn@yahoo.com

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