There may be no greater symbol of the American spirit than the quilt, which is equal parts thrift, skill, patience, and artistry. Pieces of the past, seemingly worthless scraps of fabric are painstakingly, precisely stitched together. The finished quilt is a triumph, an eloquent testimonial to its maker, and a joy for the viewer to behold. Quilt lovers long ago brought these treasures out of the bedroom, and today there are countless creative ways to decorate every room with them. From porch to pantry, quilts bring life to a home.
Here, the editors of Country Living magazine present some of the finest examples of quiltmaking in America.
In addition to this photographic tribute to the quilt, Country Quilts includes complete, easy-to-understand instructions for creating twenty wonderful designs at home. A portrait of the finished quilt accompanies each project, and a table tells you at a glance how much fabric you'll need. The instructions for assembling the quilt are accompanied by colorful, step by-step illustrations. In addition, full-size pattern pieces, ready to be traced and cut out, are included.