The Quilt That Walked to Golden: Women and Quilts in the Mountain West - From the Overland Trail to Contemporary Colorado

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Drawing its inspiration from letters, journals, and—most importantly—quilts, this engaging account chronicles the history of the women who settled the town of Golden, Colorado, over the course of two centuries. Laced with true stories drawn from American quilting history, the narrative follows the transformation of the shanty mining village into a thriving community, moving through the Depression and up to the present day. Throughout the decades, the art of quilting provides a window into the lives of these ...

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Overview

Drawing its inspiration from letters, journals, and—most importantly—quilts, this engaging account chronicles the history of the women who settled the town of Golden, Colorado, over the course of two centuries. Laced with true stories drawn from American quilting history, the narrative follows the transformation of the shanty mining village into a thriving community, moving through the Depression and up to the present day. Throughout the decades, the art of quilting provides a window into the lives of these women, their successes, and their sorrows. With more than 70 photographs and four vintage quilt patterns, this unique saga is a treasure for historians and quilters alike.

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"True to her form as a master storyteller, Sandra Dallas creates lasting images of women and their quilts in this wonderful book of quilt history."  —Quilter's World

 

"Sandra Dallas, who writes with a light and breezy style, pegs quilting to the pioneer women who sometimes used stitchery to preserve their sanity in the lonely, wide-open spaces of the West . . . a fascinating history."  —The Denver Post

"Written by one of Colorado's finest writers, our quilted history is well told in The Quilt That Walked to Golden.”  —Rocky Mountain News

"This book not only walks, it talks. And no quilt could have a better author to make it 'talk' than Sandra Dallas. A great book."  —Pat Schroeder, president, Association of American Publishers, and former member of Congress

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933308173
  • Publisher: Breckling Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 424,435
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Dallas

Sandra Dallas is the author of Alice's Tulips, a finalist for the Women Writing the West Willa Award and the Colorado Book Award; Buster Midnight’s Café; The Chili Queen; The Diary of Mattie Spenser, a finalist for the 1998 Western Writers of America Best Western Novel; Tallgrass; and The Persian Pickle Club. She is the author of nine nonfiction books about the West, including Colorado Ghost Towns and Mining Camps and Sacred Paint, winner of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Wrangler Award. Nanette Simonds is the president of the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. They both live in Denver, Colorado. Povy Kendal Atchison is a photographer. She lives in Golden, Colorado.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2008

    More that just quilts

    This is an interesting book as it is more than just about quilts. Dallas goes into detail about the lives of pioneer women who settled in Colorado and the quilts that they brought with them and the quilts that they made once they had established a new life for themselves. The pictures are fantastic.

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  • Posted May 27, 2009

    INSIGHT TO OUR HERITAGE

    OUR ANCESTOR WOMEN FOLK HAD A VERY ROUGH ROW TO HOE. NOT ONLY DID THEY LEAVE THE LAND THEY KNEW AND LOVED, THEY LEFT MOST OF THEIR WORDLY POSESSIONS BEHIND WHEN THEY HEADED WEST TO THE 'NEW FRONTIER.'

    THIS BOOK IS THOUGHT PROVOKING, WHILE GIVING THE READER AN ACCURATE ACCOUNT OF THE HARDSHIPS FACED BY THE PIONEER WOMEN WHO EVENTUALLY SETTLED IN THE WILD WEST.

    IF YOU ARE A QUILTER, OR JUST A LOVER OF WESTERN HISTORY, THIS BOOK WILL BE HARD TO PUT DOWN UNTIL THE READER HAS TURNED EVERY PAGE AND RE-READ MANY OF THE ACCOUNTS AND ADVENTURES OF THE LONG RUGGED JOURNEY.

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