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Parish, Jo Ann "Sis"

Quilter and Bonnet Maker

Jo Ann "Sis" Parish was a bonnet-maker from Robeline, Louisiana where she lived with her husband, Loudis. She first began making bonnets at an early age with the aid of her mother and grandmother. Often "Sis" produced bonnets at her home and at the Los Adaes Foundation, where she was a member and the contact person for the foundation. She demonstrated her skill at folk festivals all over Louisiana and won an award at the Creole State Exhibit. Mrs. Parish died December 3, 2010.