"Detailed and thoughtful essays describe the artistic composition and fabric selection of each textile masterpiece. Often a photograph of the quiltmaker is included. Not just a survey, this oral history offers a unique social perspective on domestic life. An analysis of more than 4,000 quilts and a verity of appendixes further the academic usefulness of this title. Recommended for both popular and academic quilt collections in all types of libraries."
-- Library Journal
"The concept for this collection began with ten women who united with a common interest in making sure their state's legacy of quiltmaking was preserved. It designates fabrics used (from lavish to recycled), pictures quilt blocks chosen, denotes sewing techniques, indicates cultural influences, and offers original Scotch-Irish designs. The book took ten years to complete and contains information regarding 4,000 quilts made before 1940."
-- The Quilting Quarterly