Wisconsin Quilts

Author: Ellen Kort
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440221243
Size: 13,53 MB
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Provides a new "state" quilt books to add to your collection, while you enjoy the projects and historical inspiration it provides Only book to cover quilts documented by the Wisconsin Quilt History Project - part of a nationwide effort to preserve quilting Storytelling - is as old as humanity, and quilting is among the most prolific mediums. Wisconsin Quilts brings readers 100 antique quilts stitched by immigrants between the 1800s and the mid-20th century, through times of war, economic development and depression, with continued perseverance. You will learn about the history of the day, and gain information about 10 of the quilt blocks used to create each the various quilts featured.

Frontier Women And Their Art

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 153810976X
Size: 18,38 MB
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While often less celebrated than their male counterparts, women have been vital contributors to the arts for centuries. Works by women of the frontier represent treasured accomplishments of American culture and still impress us today, centuries after their creation. The breadth of creative expression by women of this time period is as impressive as the women themselves. In Frontier Women and Their Art: A Chronological Encyclopedia, Mary Ellen Snodgrass explores the rich history of women’s creative expression from the beginning of the Federalist era to the end of the 19th century. Focusing particularly on Western artistic style, the importance of cultural exchange, and the preservation of history, this book captures a wide variety of artistic accomplishment, such as: Folk music, frontier theatrics, and dancing Quilting, stitchery, and beadwork Sculpture and adobe construction Writing, translations, and storytelling Individual talents highlighted in this volume include basketry by Nellie Charlie, acting by Blanche Bates, costuming by Annie Oakley, diary entries from Emily French, translations by Sacajawea, flag designs by Nancy Kelsey, photography by Jennie Ross Cobb, and singing by Lotta Crabtree. Each entry includes a comprehensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources, as well as further readings on the female artists and their respective crafts. This text also defines and provides examples of technical terms such as applique, libretto, grapevine, farce, coil pots, and quilling. With its informative entries and extensive examinations of artistic talent, Frontier Women and Their Art is a valuable resource for students, scholars, and anyone interested in learning about some of the most influential and talented women in the arts.

Warman S Vintage Quilts

Author: Maggi Mccormick Gordon
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440221332
Size: 15,25 MB
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Immerse yourself in the rich history, inspiring tales and fascinating colors and designs of vintage American quilts explained and explored in Warman's Vintage Quilts. The 350 fresh, evocative, never-before-seen colors photos of the 300+ vintage quilts, created between the 1880s and 1940, featured in this book encompass styles including chintz and reverse applique, elaborate trapunto, Irish chains, patriotic pictorials, Pennsylvania Minnonite quilts with calico backs, among others.

A Stitch In Time

Author: Aimee E. Newell
Editor: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821444751
Size: 11,17 MB
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Drawing from 167 examples of decorative needlework — primarily samplers and quilts from 114 collections across the United States — made by individual women aged forty years and over between 1820 and 1860, this exquisitely illustrated book explores how women experienced social and cultural change in antebellum America. The book is filled with individual examples, stories, and over eighty fine color photographs that illuminate the role that samplers and needlework played in the culture of the time. For example, in October 1852, Amy Fiske (1785 – 1859) of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, stitched a sampler. But she was not a schoolgirl making a sampler to learn her letters. Instead, as she explained, “The above is what I have taken from my sampler that I wrought when I was nine years old. It was w[rough]t on fine cloth [and] it tattered to pieces. My age at this time is 66 years.” Situated at the intersection of women’s history, material culture study, and the history of aging, this book brings together objects, diaries, letters, portraits, and prescriptive literature to consider how middle-class American women experienced the aging process. Chapters explore the physical and mental effects of “old age” on antebellum women and their needlework, technological developments related to needlework during the antebellum period and the tensions that arose from the increased mechanization of textile production, and how gift needlework functioned among friends and family members. Far from being solely decorative ornaments or functional household textiles, these samplers and quilts served their own ends. They offered aging women a means of coping, of sharing and of expressing themselves. These “threads of time” provide a valuable and revealing source for the lives of mature antebellum women. Publication of this book was made possible in part through generous funding from the Coby Foundation, Ltd and from the Quilters Guild of Dallas, Helena Hibbs Endowment Fund.

The American Midwest

Author: Andrew R. L. Cayton
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253003490
Size: 12,63 MB
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This first-ever encyclopedia of the Midwest seeks to embrace this large and diverse area, to give it voice, and help define its distinctive character. Organized by topic, it encourages readers to reflect upon the region as a whole. Each section moves from the general to the specific, covering broad themes in longer introductory essays, filling in the details in the shorter entries that follow. There are portraits of each of the region's twelve states, followed by entries on society and culture, community and social life, economy and technology, and public life. The book offers a wealth of information about the region's surprising ethnic diversity -- a vast array of foods, languages, styles, religions, and customs -- plus well-informed essays on the region's history, culture and values, and conflicts. A site of ideas and innovations, reforms and revivals, and social and physical extremes, the Midwest emerges as a place of great complexity, signal importance, and continual fascination.

Minnesota Quilts

Author: Helen Kelley, Lee Sandberg, Greg Winter
ISBN: 9781610604451
Size: 15,63 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Minnesota Quilts: Creating Connections with Our Past is a unique treasury of exceptional quilts, fascinating quilters, and their stories from the Minnesota Quilt Project, whose members traveled the state for nearly twenty years, photographing and documenting quilts and interviewing quiltmakers. The result is a collection as varied and expressive as the makers themselves. From early pioneer days to the 1970s, these quilts, showcased in glorious full-color photographs, span a significant era of Minnesota and reflect our distinctive heritage. Whether you’re a quilter or someone who has a love of quilts and their history, this collection of Minnesota’s extraordinary patchworks will help you create connections with your past.

Wisconsin Country Life

Size: 11,72 MB
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The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells
Size: 15,14 MB
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More Elm Creek Quilts

Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Editor: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1607052911
Size: 18,79 MB
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Timeless Quilts Inspired by the New York Times Best-Selling Novels. 11 traditional quilts for all skill levels, featuring more than 30 traditional blocks. Read about your favorite Elm Creek novels: The Sugar Camp Quilt, The Christmas Quilt, Circle of Quilters, The Quilter's Homecoming, and The New Year's Quilt. Complete instructions and full-sized patterns for each quilt, plus a chapter on quilting basics. Jennifer Chiaverini is back with another collection of beautiful quilts from Elm Creek Quilts. The projects include Jennifer's original designs, plus a sampler quilt made from the top 10 blocks in the Elm Creek Quilts design contest, and a quilt created from Chimneys and Cornerstones blocks contributed by Elm Creek readers. Every chapter includes excerpts and favorite character sketches from the Elm Creek Quilts novels. You loved the stories-now make more of the quilts they inspired!