Mary Schafer, American Quilt Maker

Mary Schafer, American Quilt Maker

by Gwen Marston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472098551

ISBN-13: 9780472098552

Pub. Date: 04/05/2004

Publisher: University of Michigan Press/Regional

Extensively illustrated, with over 100 photographs and 10 quilt patterns, Mary Schafer, American Quilt Maker is a must-have book for anyone passionate about American quilting.

While we take that passion for granted today, author Gwen Marston shows that it wasn't always so; indeed, one woman, Mary Schafer, was largely responsible for the restoration of interest in

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Extensively illustrated, with over 100 photographs and 10 quilt patterns, Mary Schafer, American Quilt Maker is a must-have book for anyone passionate about American quilting.

While we take that passion for granted today, author Gwen Marston shows that it wasn't always so; indeed, one woman, Mary Schafer, was largely responsible for the restoration of interest in one of our greatest folk arts-long before the American bicentennial turned quilting into what seemed like an overnight sensation. Marston presents a picture of Schafer as an unassuming scholar: the anonymous quilter, remaining humble and somewhat retiring. Behind the modest facade, however, Schafer displayed a remarkable devotion to research, historical accuracy, and community through her efforts to make quilting available to as many people as possible.

Anyone will find Mary Schafer, American Quilt Maker a welcome addition to their collection of the work of masters of American folk art, while quilters will appreciate it not only for the story it tells but for the generous selection of patterns and illustrations it offers.

About the Author:
Gwen Marston is a nationally known quilt maker, teacher, and author. She is the author of more than fifteen books on quilting, including Liberated String Quilts, 70 Classic Quilting Patterns, and Amish Quilting Patterns.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472098552
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press/Regional
Publication date:
04/05/2004
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Pt. 1Laying the groundwork : an overview of the quilt revival in the twentieth century1
Influences : early quilt magazines6
Quilt study11
Mary's correspondence18
Pt. 2Mary Schafer and her quilts27
The Schafer and Harriman collaboration29
Coming to America39
Mary's early quilts45
Pattern collecting50
Mary makes quilt blocks57
The challenge period62
The bicentennial quilt revival68
Mary's quilts for others74
Recognition comes to Mary81
Mary, 1990 to the present89
Pt. 3The Schafer quilts95
Mary's technique97
Artistic characteristics109
Finding a home for the first collection118
The second collection127
Motivation143
The quilts in the first collection149
The quilts in the second collection158
Ten Mary Schafer quilt patterns165
Complete inventory of Mary Schafer quilts183
Mary Schafer timeline197
Mary Schafer resume203
Notes207
Bibliography213

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