American Quiltmaking, 1970-2000by Eleanor Levie
This fascinating odyssey through three vital decades in quiltmaking history is lavishly laced with quilt photos and quotes from well-known professionals. The author's journey highlights many of the people, events, and quilts that have brought, and continue to bring, so much pleasure and comfort to quilters' lives. The chapters in this beautiful volume cover the quilting community, the 'fabric explosion,' and the development of piecing, applique, and quilting, rounded out by story quilts, art quilts, and comments on the future of quiltmaking in America. Eleanor Levie, a seasoned quilt book editor, interviewed dozens of quilt teachers, lecturers, judges, authors, and other VIPs to compile this exciting mix of facts, stories, and quilts. It will entertain, enlighten, and inspire quilters for many decades to come. To ensure the accuracy of the information presented, the manuscript was reviewed by a board of professionals, including quilt historian Merikay Waldvogel, who also provided the foreword; quiltmaker, teacher, and historian Gerald Roy; and AQS executive show director, judge, and author Bonnie K. Browning.
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Today's new quilters have no idea of the primitive beginnings and early struggles of the modern quilt revival that began in the '70's. They will enjoy reading this book about the development of new products, fabrics, ideas and activities connected to quilting, which many take for granted. We 'old timers' will recall these early days of a 'new/old' movement in which many women and men, not knowing they had so much creativity within, surprised themselves with a new interest that forced it to the surface. Quilting is a rewarding activity that does not seem to wane and will probably develop more amazing surprises in the future.
Don't miss Eleanor Levie's American Quiltmaking, 1970-2000. She's exceeeded expectations in conveying how American quilts have grown in stature from 1970-2000 and made it an exciting adventure to read how all of this came about. Her research is impecable and the book reads like a story, not a dull history book!
Eleanor Levie does an excellent job of explaining 'how quiltmaking caught the fancy of liberated women of the 1970's'. This book is an enjoyable look back over the past 30 some years on this latest quilt revival modern day quilters are enjoying. It is quite remarkable to see just how much progress and changes we have made in our fabrics, tools and techniques. Eleanor's vision of the future of quiltmaking was very encouraging and uplifting. All in all this book was a terrific read. I am the editor of a quilting organization's newsletter and I liked this book so much I ran an interview with Eleanor in our newsletter.