With my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins living a continent and ocean away in Norway, I realized I had shared more conversations with my grandmother-in-law during annual pilgrimages to Indiana to visit my husband’s family than my own grandmothers. She sparked my interest in women of her generation, and of life during the Depression. Although she worked with her father on his farm until she was 15, she did not inherit the farm. Instead, her farming life was the dutiful wife who followed her husband as he worked on five different farms in east central Indiana between 1920 and 1936. She gave birth to five children losing her son, Story between 1915-19. She wouldn’t speak of it. She did not speak much of her husband, only stating “he was a hard man.” Her story from 1898 to 1936 is presented here in a hexagonal format, one of her favorite quilt shapes. None of the photographs are of her or her family but are from the unconnected family photographs that end up in the trash or antique shops.
This version of Pansy’s Hexagons is the paper edition. Click here to see the deluxe cloth edition.
|Title||Pansy's Hexagons, Honeycombs & Grandmother's Flower Garden|
|Artist/Creator||Elsi Vassdal Ellis|
|Press Name/Publisher||EVE Press|
|Place of Publication||Bellingham, Washington|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Paper Edition: Epson PhotoStylus 1400 inkjet printing|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Hexagonal three-panel brochure with tulip fold|
|Paper Stock||Cougar Opaque Natural 100# cover|
|Number of Pages||6 pages|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||8.38 x 7.38 x .13 inches closed. Extends out to 24.75 inches.|
|Edition Size||Paper Version - Edition of 36|
|Signed and Numbered?||Signed and Numbered Edition|