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Quilts 1700-2010: Hidden Histories, Untold Stories
     

Quilts 1700-2010: Hidden Histories, Untold Stories

by Sue Prichard
 

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Quilts evoke the past – they stimulate our earliest memories of security and comfort and resonate with historical and cultural references. For the first time, the V&A showcases its extensive patchwork and quilt collection in one sumptuously illustrated publication. Major essays by leading textile and quilt historians document the fascinating history of

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Quilts evoke the past – they stimulate our earliest memories of security and comfort and resonate with historical and cultural references. For the first time, the V&A showcases its extensive patchwork and quilt collection in one sumptuously illustrated publication. Major essays by leading textile and quilt historians document the fascinating history of British patchwork and quiltmaking, while individual case studies focus on particularly complex or extraordinary pieces within the collection. Primary sources such as inventories, diaries, letters, and pieces from both private and public collections offer opportunities to reinterpret the personal narratives that document life cycle events such as marriage, childbirth, love, and loss. This book offers a unique opportunity to discover one of the V&A’s most hidden collections. 
 
Quilts 1700–2010 includes a comprehensive catalogue, providing a key work of reference for quilters, quilt and textile historians, designers, and anyone interested in the extraordinarily creative and eccentric culture of Great Britain

Praise for Quilts 1700-2010:

Quilts 1700–2010: Hidden Histories, Untold Stories reveals a wealth of information about fabric traditions in a sumptuously detailed volume published by the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum, London.” —Fiberarts magazine

“Lovers of quilt history will relish Quilts 1700–2010: Hidden Histories, Untold Stories, edited by Sue Prichard. Covering more than 300 years of quiltmaking and published to accompany a major exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the book is filled with large, full-color photos and personal and social histories to reveal the quiltmakers’ connections to the world at large.” —Quiltmaker magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851776085
Publisher:
V & A Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,204,216
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Sue Prichard is the curator of contemporary textiles at the V&A.

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