The American Quilt : A History of Cloth and Comfort 1750-1950 This re-issued and updated book is a celebration of the quilt which features more than 250 full-color photographs and a text that shows readers how to examine fabrics, dyes, patterns, and other clues in order to place quilts in their social and cultural context.Over 800 Historical Patterns from the College of the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas."Quilting News of Yesteryear: A Thousand Pieces and Counting" is a hard cover book featuring over three hundred newspaper articles about quilts dating from 1834 to 1934.
The fascinating text is illustrated with quilts that are contemporary to the source articles.
All of the pictures are close-ups, showing intricate piecing and extensive embellishment.
Just as they filled their scrapbook albums with trade cards, calling cards, photos and memorabilia, crazy quilt makers embellished their quilts with their most favorite things. Newspapers picked up on the accomplishments of these talented women and shared them with their communities.
This new book contains over 200 newspaper articles dating from 1880 to 1945, that trace crazy quilt patterns and articles in womens magazines and pamphlets.
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Feedsack Secrets: Fashion from Hard Times The poverty of the Depression and fabric shortages during World War II made feedsacks highly important to the quilter during the 1930s and 1940s.
The news articles are complimented with quilts from the same time periods. This first book in the series of quilting news of yesteryear, provides for primary and secondary sources for quiltmaking spanning one hundred years.