A People And Their Quilts

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A People and Their Quilts

Quilts are a reflection of the people who make, use, and cherish them through the years. John Rice Irwin has personally conducted interviews with hundreds of old-time quiltmakers, some of whom were over one hundred years old. Detailed photographs taken by Pulitzer Prize winner Robin Hood depict an opulent conglomeration of quilts, from the community quilt which became known as the Murder Quilt. More importantly, Irwin looks under the quilts, at the lives of the people who created and used them. He explores their ambitions and aspirations, their struggles and disappointments. From the young ladies of Salem Valley who pieced a quilt for the town's most eligible bachelor in the hope that one of them would sleep under it, to the retired physician who began quilting in his late sixties to fill his spare time, Irwin presents their stories with compassion and candor. This lavishly illustrated volume is a treasure trove of creative needlework, colorful anecdotes, and intriguing personal histories which will entertain readers of all ages.

Specification of A People and Their Quilts

GENERAL
AuthorJohn Rice Irwin
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition
ISBN-100916838870
ISBN-139780916838874
PublisherSchiffer Pub Ltd
Publication Year1997
DIMENSIONS
Height9.75 inch.
Length1 inch.
Width12.5 inch.
Weight3.3 pounds.

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