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The Quilt A History and Celebrationof an American Art Form (edition 2007)

by Elise Schebler Roberts (Narrator)

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Title:The Quilt A History and Celebrationof an American Art Form
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The Quilt: A History and Celebration of an American Art Form by Elise Schebler Roberts

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A fine sourc e of inspiration ( )
  Baxtergirl | Jun 3, 2013 |
I love this book.

300+ pages about the history of quilting in the USA. Contains lots of personal stories and anecdotes, all well-referenced, great photos. It is very well written, but very easy to read. The book is also very well set out - each page is well set out.

This book is a best categorised as social history and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone interested in the history of quilts in the USA. ( )
  karynwhite | May 23, 2011 |
I bought this book for its 200+ color photos, including many of vintage quilts. The narrative is long on anecdote (fine, I guess, if you like that sort of thing) and short on any attempt at serious scholarship. ( )
  oregonobsessionz | Feb 20, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0760326886, Hardcover)

The story of the American quilt is the story of America itself, stitching together the history, hopes, and heartaches of a nation. From colonial to pioneer quilts, Civil War to Victorian crazy quilts, Depression-era quilts to quilts of the present day, this American craft speaks volumes about the changing world around us and the lives of the quilt makers who have pieced it together.

The largest, most comprehensive history of American quilts ever published, The Quilt explores the evolution of quilting in America. It shows, in vivid colors and patterns, how African American, Amish, Hawaiian, Hmong, and Native American quilts celebrate cultural identity, and how quilts connect us to one another through quilting bees and other community groups.

Author Elise Schebler Roberts also goes beyond the historical nature of quilts to cover current efforts at quilt preservation, with discussions of museums, collecting and appraising, and state documentation projects. Her book features an encyclopedia of favorite quilt styles, detailing the stories behind applique quilts, crazy quilts, art quilts, scrap quilts, sampler quilts, and whole-cloth quilts, as well as traditional patchwork patterns like the Nine Patch, Log Cabin, and Double Wedding Ring. The Quilt is gloriously illustrated with more than 200 full-color photographs of classic collectible quilts, close-up detail shots, current and historical photos of quilters, and vintage quilting memorabilia such as pattern booklets, advertisements, posters, postcards, and more.

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The largest, most comprehensive history of American quilts ever published, The Quilt explores the evolution of quilting in America. Author Elise Schebler Roberts traces the path of the quilt;s history from colonial whole cloth quilths to Victorian Crazies, and Depression-era patchwork to quilts of the present dya, relating the stories behind these treasures and the people who stitched them together. The Quilt is gloriously illustrated with more than 200 full color photographs of classic collectibe quilts, black-and-white historical photos of quilters, and vintage quilting memorabilia including patten booklets, advertisements, posters, postcards, and more. Contributors include accomplished quilters and authors Alex Anderson, Patricia Cox, Sandra Dallas, Helen Kelley, Jean Ray Laury, and Ami Simms. The Quilt is one book no quilter will want to be without.… (more)

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