American Quilt Treasures

Editor: That Patchwork Place
ISBN: 9781604688917
Size: 20,10 MB
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Embark on a dazzling journey through the spectacular colors, rich textures, and treasured traditions of America's most spectacular quilts. Delve into a one-of-a-kind exploration of 65 glorious quilts hand-selected from the permanent collection of American-made quilts at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum - the largest public collection of quilts in the world. Treat yourself to a personal tour through this collection of rare gems. Each gorgeous quilt is a precious historic heirloom in its own right, highlighted in stunning, color-saturated photos. You'll be inspired and moved again and again by the breathtaking beauty, incredible workmanship, and ingenious artistry of America's quiltmaking tradition.

American Quilts

Author: Robert Shaw
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402747731
Size: 15,18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This photographed book covers the historical panorama of quiltmaking in the United States, from the quintessential patterns to their cultural significance.--[Book jacket.].

Lone Stars Iii

Author: Karoline Patterson Bresenhan
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292718594
Size: 14,66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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From frontier times in the Republic of Texas until today, Texans have been making gorgeous quilts. Karoline Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O'Bryant Puentes documented the first 150 years of the state's rich heritage of quilt art in Lone Stars: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1836–1936 and Lone Stars II: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1936–1986. Now in Lone Stars III, they bring the Texas quilt story into the twenty-first century, presenting two hundred traditional and art quilts that represent "the best of the best" quilts created since 1986. The quilts in Lone Stars III display the explosion of creativity that has transformed quilting over the last quarter century. Some of the quilts tell stories, create landscapes, record events, and memorialize people. Others present abstract designs that celebrate form and color. Their makers have embraced machine quilting, as well as hand sewing, and they often embellish their quilts with buttons, beads, lace, ribbon, and even more exotic items. Each quilt is pictured in its entirely, and some entries also include photographs of quilt details. The accompanying text describes the quilt's creation, its maker, and its physical details. With 16.3 million American quilters who spend $3.6 billion annually on their pastime, the quilting community has truly become a force to reckon with both artistically and socially. Lone Stars III is the perfect introduction to this world of creativity.

Amish Quilts

Author: Janneken Smucker
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421410540
Size: 18,96 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Quilts have become a cherished symbol of Amish craftsmanship and the beauty of the simple life. Country stores in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and other tourist regions display row after row of handcrafted quilts—a favorite souvenir for tourists and a source of income for the quilters. In luxury homes, office buildings, and museums, the quilts have been preserved and displayed as priceless artifacts. They are even pictured on collectible stamps. Amish Quilts explores how these objects evolved from practical bed linens into contemporary art. In this in-depth study, illustrated with more than 100 stunning color photographs, Janneken Smucker discusses what makes an Amish quilt Amish. She examines the value of quilts to those who have made, bought, sold, exhibited, and preserved them and how that value changes as a quilt travels from Amish hands to marketplace to consumers. A fifth-generation Mennonite quiltmaker herself, Smucker traces the history of Amish quilts from their use in the late nineteenth century to their sale in the lucrative business practices of today. Through her own observations as well as oral histories, newspaper accounts, ephemera, and other archival sources, she seeks to understand how the term "Amish" became a style and what it means to both quiltmakers and consumers. She also looks at how quilts influence fashion and raises issues of authenticity of quilts in the marketplace. Whether considered as art, craft, or commodity, Amish quilts reflect the intersections of consumerism and connoisseurship, religion and commerce, nostalgia and aesthetics. By thoroughly examining all of these aspects, Amish Quilts is an essential resource for anyone interested in the history of these beautiful works. -- Barbara Brackman, quilt historian

Mary Schafer American Quilt Maker

Author: Gwen Marston
Editor: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472068555
Size: 18,78 MB
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The story of the woman who helped create the modern American quilting revival

Quilt Treasures

Author: David Cripps
ISBN: 9781898094098
Size: 13,82 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This work is the result of a three-year project carried out by the Quilters' Guild in Britain, the aim of which was to create the first national index of quilts in the country made prior to 1960. There are over 150 colour illustrations, including examples of: wholecloth quilts; pieced quilts; military, Bible and signature quilts; Red Cross quilts from Canada (sent as war relief); American quilts from the 1930s; applique panels from Egypt; and embroidery from China. With chapters written by some of the leading authorities on quilts, quilting and textiles, this book provides both a record of historical interest and a source of inspiration to contemporary quiltmakers.

An American Quilt Unfolding A Story Of Family And Slavery

Author: Rachel May
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 168177478X
Size: 14,54 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Following the trail left by an unfinished quilt, this illuminating saga examines slavery from the cotton fields of the South to the textile mills of New England—and the humanity behind it. When we think of slavery, most of us think of the American South. We think of back-breaking fieldwork on plantations. We don’t think of slavery in the North, nor do we think of the grueling labor of urban and domestic slaves. Rachel May’s rich new book explores the far reach of slavery, from New England to the Caribbean, the role it played in the growth of mercantile America, and the bonds between the agrarian south and the industrial north in the antebellum era—all through the discovery of a remarkable quilt. While studying objects in a textile collection, May opened a veritable treasure-trove: a carefully folded, unfinished quilt made of 1830s-era fabrics, its backing containing fragile, aged papers with the dates 1798, 1808, and 1813, the words “shuger,” “rum,” “casks,” and “West Indies,” repeated over and over, along with “friendship,” “kindness,” “government,” and “incident.” The quilt top sent her on a journey to piece together the story of Minerva, Eliza, Jane, and Juba—the enslaved women behind the quilt—and their owner, Susan Crouch. May brilliantly stitches together the often-silenced legacy of slavery by revealing the lives of these urban enslaved women and their world. Beautifully written and richly imagined, An American Quilt is a luminous historical examination and an appreciation of a craft that provides such a tactile connection to the past.

Vintage Quilt Treasures

Author: Anne Dutton
ISBN: 9781604603279
Size: 20,25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Folk Art

Size: 16,44 MB
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African American Quiltmaking In Michigan

Author: Michigan State University. Museum
Editor: MSU Press
Size: 20,92 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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A valuable, historical contribution, this is the first book on the quiltmaking tradition of African Americans in Michigan. With 60 photographs of quilts, it brings together many images in the exploration of African American quilting and examines quiltmaking as a form women have used to make a contribution to the historic meaning of the African American family and community.