The quilters: Women and domestic art

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The inside flap of the dust jacket has such a nice description. It reads: "Here, in plain-spoken words, are the stories of the quilters of Texas and New Mexico. their average age is seventy-three; their families were pioneer settlers of the land; they are women who have spent their lives piecing together bits of comfort and color amid the harsh surrounding of the American Southwest. Patricia Cooper and Norma Bradley Buferd decided to let the quilters speak for themselves. Their reminiscences and reflections, their spirit and strength are captured here, along with dazzling full-color photographs of their quilts juxtaposed with black-and-white photographs of the stark landscape in which the quilts were produced." This book is a special read.

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"A moving oral history of the female pioneer settlers of Texas and New Mexico, this book brings to life the rural homesteads of turn-of-the-century America. The quilts these women make are a lovely compendium of family and community history. As their creators speak to us, we come to appreciate the vital place of women's art in the life of our country."--BOOK JACKET. "This book was the basis of the Broadway play The Quilters."--BOOK JACKET.

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When I was about four years old the neighbor's baby died, and all the women was called in to help. Mama knew what her part was because right away she took some blue silk out of her hope chest. I remember that silk so well because it was special and I got to carry it. When we got to the neighbor's some of the women was cooking and the men was making the casket. Mama and three other women set up the frame and quilted all day. First they quilted the lining for the casket, and then they made a tiny little quilt out of the blue silk to cover the baby.

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Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780896724105: The Quilters: Women and Domestic Art, an Oral History

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ISBN 10:  0896724107 ISBN 13:  9780896724105
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press, 1999
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9780385120395: The Quilters: Women and Domestic Art

Anchor, 1978
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