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HONORABLE MENTION | $100 Entry for the 9th Annual Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest. Opening Reception Thursday, March 02, 2023, Fleet Library, Main Reading Room. Juror: Andre Lee Bassuet.


artists' books; Baker & Whitehill; Honorable Mention


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation



Experimental and Foundation Studies

Faculty / Course

Haley Mackeil, Design 07

Materials + Techniques

Hand-made paper of fabric, abaca, and paper pulp, with a cover made from fabric and polyester stuffing.

Student Narrative

This piece is a reflection of childhood nostalgia through fabric. It includes hand-made sheets of paper made from blended and cut fabric from both of my Grandma's and older sister, bound together to create pages of a book, and safely encased in a quilted cover. Each sheet of paper reminds me of a memory tied to sewing and various family members. Included in this book is the fabric of curtains made by my Grandmother, scrap fabric from my Grandfather's hand-made shirts, pieces of denim from my sister's clothing alterations, as well as fabric scraps from my own projects. When I was young, my Grandmother taught my older sister and me how to sew, I attended sewing classes with friends and learned from my sister as she designed and sewed her own clothing. I have seen sewing cultivate creativity for many women throughout my life. Each person that has been included in my journey with sewing is represented by a piece of fabric. The delicate paper is kept safe with a quilted book cover to represent comfort, love, and protection. Through this book, I hope to express the love and appreciation I have for my memories tied to fabrics, quilts, and sewing.

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