Grandmother by Diane Dawber

Grandmother was inspired by Melhorn-Boe's friend and Queen's graduate, Diane Dawber. Like Mending, with its covers made from a pair of pants, Grandmother features covers made from a pair of seersucker shorts; others in this edition feature madras plaid shorts acquired from a second-hand store, a direct nod to the woman in the poem who shopped at rummage sales, then ripped out the seams of her finds, to inevitably sew new patterns. This work uses strip-piecing, a quilting technique often used in patchwork pieces, acquired from friend Linda Coutler. 

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