The Edson House

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The Edson House

My quilt, Edson House, was made in 1995 and it reflects my growing interest in genealogy at that time as well as my beginning steps of making a picture of something by using the designs that appear in traditional quilt blocks. I knew there was an Edson Street in South Buffalo, New York and I looked through the city directory to find the address of the house that my ancestors lived in 1900. Armed with the address, I drove to the old family house. I remember that as I stood in front of 47 Edson Street, and began drawing the house with pencil and paper, it started to snow hard. This was before digital cameras, and I remember a man walking his dog who was looking at me standing there, drawing, in a snowstorm. Was this normal?

Read more in our Issue 53.

Jack Edson
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FB Edson Fabric Art Workshop Group

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