"Old Lesbian Memory Quilt" is a memoir of a Lesbian born in 1937. The idea for this book began when the author sewed an actual quilt, pictured on the cover, for her 80th birthday. Each of the quilt squares is a story in the book. The interwoven stories that make up the tapestry of this book are—like its author—engaging, heartwarming, zesty, moving, inspirational, authentic, and liberally sprinkled with humor.
Although very personal in nature, Edie's stories speak to a number of broader, societal issues: the hurt and bewilderment of a child growing up in a dysfunctional family, the terror and exhilaration of "coming out", the passion and deep emotion of the tidal wave of the 1970s lesbian feminist movement, finding at age 60 the woman who is now her wife, and their ongoing activism together as they continue in their eighties to work across the lines of race, class, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation.
These inspiring stories are organized into chapters like pieces of a quilt, stitched together with pictures to illustrate the story chapters.