Nancy takes her name from a great grandmother long ago, Margaret Basket. Her Native heritage has influenced her creations for the last 40 years. She came South 30 years ago to gather Long Leaf Pine needles. Kudzu, an invasive vine growing 12” a day, talked to her, told her to make paper before she could make them into baskets. She has 8’ sculptures telling Native stories, has been an artist in education since 1990 and has a shop/gallery/studio in Walhalla, SC.