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Eaton is curator of textiles at the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, the ancestral home of Henry Francis du Pont. This companion text to a major 2007 Winterthur exhibit highlights more than 40 quilts and other textiles from the 17th to the 19th centuries, many of which have not been exhibited before. The exhibit's focal point is a whitework quilt made by Mary Remington of Warwick, RI, in 1815. This bed covering includes the only known example of an American coat of arms incorporated into a quilt. Intertwined with the display of remarkable quilts is Remington's life story, as told through her letters. A richly illustrated scholarly treatment that will appeal to the textile historian, the quilter, and the student of 19th-century American history; highly recommended for academic and large public libraries.