“Part textile history, part genealogy, and part detective story, this book shares Cummings’s research journeys while giving the reader a look into life in southwestern Ohio around the end of the 19th century.”
Maine Antiques Digest
“Every once in a while a book crosses my desk that leaves me flipping through the pages in amazement and delight. This is one such book, documenting more than 30 examples of album quilts in a small section of the Miami Valley in west-central Ohio....”
“The book’s author couldn’t be better qualified to present this subject
Cummings puts her impeccable research skills to work, creating a well-documented, engagingly told tale.
This attractive, colorful, and abundantly illustrated book doubly serves as an interesting read and a valuable reference.”
“In moving beyond the artifacts themselves, Cummings weaves the artifacts into the fabric of the community that produced them.
The illustrations are beautiful and add to the richness of the text.”
“The difference between album quilts from Baltimore, New England, and even other parts of Ohio is beautifully illustrated through the use of extensive photographs of complete quilts and details of their unique features. Due to their size and level of detail, quilts are notoriously difficult to photograph, and this volume does not disappoint with regard to its illustrations.”
Northwest Ohio History