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McKenna's path to this point has been a deeply personal one, and it begins as all good stories do, with seeds planted in childhood. As a little girl, McKenna's greatest joy came from immersing herself in nature. She collected driftwood, rocks and wildflowers along the shores of Lake Michigan to create natural one-of-a-kind art pieces. She was an artist and entrepreneur from the very beginning, opening up "shop hours" in her bedroom for her family to buy her original naturally-created art.

She found her true calling as an adult, when she decided to give up a successful corporate lifestyle that had her city-bound, living between Boston and Manhattan, to follow her heart's longing for a return to life immersed in nature. Her adventure began when she decided to follow that yearning, leading her to the wilds of Montana. It was on the way to her new home that by chance she wandered into a quilt shop for the first time. She was awestruck, and recalls, "It was as if time stood still. The colors, textures and designs of the quilts moved me beyond words and the seeds were planted."

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