By Pat Eby | Special to the Post-Dispatch – – Photo: Hillary Levin.

Photo: Patrice Elaine Valle makes quilts and jewelry, photographed in the Post-Dispatch studio.

When Patrice Valle describes her influences as “all things feminine, my Mexican American heritage, midwifery, honoring the feminine body and strength, and color — lots of color.” Lilliputian paper images of ancient and modern goddesses hung beside tiny Mexican bingo cards, caught in resin, become hundreds of earrings. Quilts, some brilliantly colored, some pale as moonlight and soft spring lilacs, as well.

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