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October 10, 2011


Some people play board games. Others collect game boards or use them as wall art, thanks to North Carolina artist Diane Allison-Stroud.

After reading a “how to” article in a craft magazine, the former quilter learned how to create reproduction game boards with a warm, time-worn finish. Using precut wood, she makes Parcheesi and backgammon boards.

Her 19-inch-square circus checkerboard ($210)  is the top seller. The board’s design is based on a piece from around the 1880s.

The “Texas StarChinese checkerboard ($245) is another fan favorite along with her limited-edition Gee’s Bend game boards (about $210). The designs are inspired by the quilters of Gee’s Bend in rural Alabama.

On the back of each finished piece is her signature handprint — in paint.

Visit dallison.squarespace.com

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