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The African American Collection

Blue Jean Pockets
Essie Lee Robinson
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Cotton, linen blend, with polyester filling
80” x 89”
MSUM 7536.1
Photo by Mark Eifert, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

Essie Robinson was known for her creative approaches to quilt design and loved making quilts. She stated, "Quilting [is] a reason to get up in the morning. It works my brain creatively." Dora Gardner, a Michigan quilter who makes quilts from pieces of jeans pants, generally calls quilts from jeans "britches quilts."

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