The Quilt: A History and Celebration of an American Art Form

The Quilt: A History and Celebration of an American Art Form

by Elise Schebler Roberts
     
 

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The largest, most comprehensive history of American quilts ever published, The Quilt explores the evolution of quilting in America. Author Elise Schebler Roberts traces the path of the quilt’s history, from colonial whole cloth quilts to Victorian Crazies, and Depression-era patchwork to quilts of the present day, relating the stories behind these

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The largest, most comprehensive history of American quilts ever published, The Quilt explores the evolution of quilting in America. Author Elise Schebler Roberts traces the path of the quilt’s history, from colonial whole cloth quilts to Victorian Crazies, and Depression-era patchwork to quilts of the present day, relating the stories behind these treasures and the people who stitched them together.

 

The Quilt is gloriously illustrated with more than 200 full-color photographs of classic collectible quilts, black-and-white historical photos of quilters, and vintage quilting memorabilia including pattern booklets, advertisements, posters, postcards, and more. Contributors include accomplished quilters and authors Alex Anderson, Patricia Cox, Sandra Dallas, Helen Kelley, Jean Ray Laury, and Ami Simms. The Quilt is one book no quilter will want to be without.

Quilter’s Newsletter, April 2008
“Investigate the evolution of quilting in America with one of the most comprehensive histories ever published!”

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Editorial Reviews

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Clinton Courier, Nov. 7, 2007

“Two new non-fiction books you might want to preview could make a good holiday gift are: The Quilt: A History and Celebration of an American Art Form.”

BlackThread.blogspot.com, Oct. 15, 2007 (blog readers unavailable)

“It’s magnificent!”

Quilter's Newsletter, April 2008
"Investigate the evolution of quilting in America with one of the most comprehensive histories ever published. The book moves from the discussion of the historical nature of quilts to current efforts at quilt preservation. Features include more than 200 full-color photographs and an encyclopedia of quilt styles, from applique to crazy, pieced to art, scrappy to whole cloth. Essays by Jean Ray Laury, Patricia Cox and Alex Anderson, to name a few, highlight the complexity and beauty of America's quilting tradition."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760337851
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
04/03/2010
Edition description:
First, Paperback edition of Hardcover edition
Pages:
348
Sales rank:
1,433,945
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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BlackThread.blogspot.com, Oct. 15, 2007 (blog readers unavailable)

“It’s magnificent!”

Quilter's Newsletter, April 2008
"Investigate the evolution of quilting in America with one of the most comprehensive histories ever published.  The book moves from the discussion of the historical nature of quilts to current efforts at quilt preservation.  Features include more than 200 full-color photographs and an encyclopedia of quilt styles, from applique to crazy, pieced to art, scrappy to whole cloth.  Essays by Jean Ray Laury, Patricia Cox and Alex Anderson, to name a few, highlight the complexity and beauty of America's quilting tradition."

Clinton Courier, Nov. 7, 2007

“Two new non-fiction books you might want to preview could make a good holiday gift are: The Quilt: A History and Celebration of an American Art Form.”

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