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Wandering foot (migration) / Lise Melhorn-Boe

Melhorn-Boe, Lise. Wandering foot (migration). 1992. 14 pages. (8 x 8 x 4″). Archives and Special Collections, University of Calgary.

From the artist’s website: This quilted book opens up in a meandering way like a ripped road map. Photo-copied maps are appliquéd in the Wandering Foot quilt pattern. Traditionally this pattern was not used on a boy’s bed; it was feared he’d grow up to be a wanderer. The rubber-stamped text is various women’s stories about being forced to move to follow a husband’s job.

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