Album Quilts of Ohio's Miami Valley

Overview

From 1888 to 1918 a community of miami valley neighbors and relatives made album presentation quilts to celebrate life passages. Their sharing of designs and construction techniques led to the development of a distinctive regional quilt style that has never been duplicated in any other region of the state or country. Sue C. Cummings documents several unique characteristics of the Miami Valley album quilts, such as the applique´d Ohio Eagle and other design motifs. Nowhere else in the United States have so many ...

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Overview

From 1888 to 1918 a community of miami valley neighbors and relatives made album presentation quilts to celebrate life passages. Their sharing of designs and construction techniques led to the development of a distinctive regional quilt style that has never been duplicated in any other region of the state or country. Sue C. Cummings documents several unique characteristics of the Miami Valley album quilts, such as the applique´d Ohio Eagle and other design motifs. Nowhere else in the United States have so many similar eagles been documented in such a specific time period and in such a narrow locale. While other areas have their unique quilt patterns and traditions, Cummings’s documentation and collection of this remarkable grouping is a landmark moment in quilting history. Album Quilts of Ohio’s Miami Valley presents more than two dozen never-before-published color photographs of these folk art album quilts. Relying on thirty-five years of research, Cummings builds the case for each quilt from family genealogies and interviews, census records, local histories, and cemetery visits. Quilt historians, as well as genealogy and history buffs, will value the book as an inspired “how-to” guide for its impeccable research and for Cummings’s ingenious tracking down of the clues in the sometimes hidden messages in the quilting. Beautifully illustrated and affordably priced in a paperback edition, this book is a valuable addition to the Ohio Quilt Series and will appeal to quilt researchers across the country who may discover a quilt from the Miami Valley of Ohio far from its place of origin. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780821418253
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • Publication date: 10/3/2008
  • Series: Ohio Quilt Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 995,333
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Sue C. Cummings is a quilt collector and researcher whose specialty is Ohio textiles.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Introduction The Adventure Begins 1

Darke County Album Quilts: First Discoveries 23

Miami County Album Quilts: Potsdam Area 31

Miami County Album Quilts: Laura Area 61

Darke County Album Quilts: Gertrude's Revival 86

Montgomery County Album Quilt: Phillipsburg Area 104

Conclusion 108

Acknowledgments 115

Notes 117

Glossary 121

Bibliography 123

Index 125

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