Blue Jean Pockets
Essie Lee Robinson
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Cotton, linen blend, with polyester filling
80” x 89”
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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