Kansas Quilts & Quilters

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Presents the results of a survey of Kansas quilts, traces the history of quilting in Kansas, and discusses Mennonite and African-American traditions

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"An exhilarating account of quilt history, Kansas history, and women's history. Rooted solidly in scholarly research and written with obvious empathy, this book excites the mind and warms the heart. It is a major contribution to the literature on quilts and women's lives. Salute!"--Gwen Marston, author of Twenty Little Patchwork Quilts

"A page turner, as readable as a good historical novel with terrific writing based on rock solid research. The chapters are wonderfully inclusive--the diversity of cultural groups represented, topics, voices, as well as the styles and eras, reveal so much of the richness and complexity of the state, the women, quilts, and finally all of us."--Julie Silber, author of Amish: The Art of the Quilt

"Rather than accept the unexamined myths of quilt lore, the authors have explored the data collected on approximately 13,000 quilts and present findings that question the validity of these myths. No longer will writers get away with discussions of the commonplace nature of quiltmaking on the overland trails or of a universal African-American design aesthetic. This book not only gives us a look at the range of quiltmaking in Kansas but, by extension, tells us much about quiltmaking in America."--Laurel Horton, author of Social Fabric: South Carolina's Traditional Quilts

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Barbara Brackman, a freelance writer who specializes in folk arts, is the author of Clues in the Calico: A Guide to Identifying and Dating Antique Quilts and coeditor of Backyard Visionaries: Grassroots Art in the Midwest.

Jennie A. Chinn, director of education and outreach at the Kansas State Historical Society, is editor of Images of Strawberry Hill: Works by Marijana.

Gayle R. Davis is associate professor and chairperson of the Center for Women's Studies at Wichita State University. She specializes in material culture and social history and has lectured extensively on American quilts and quilt culture.

Terry Thompson, author of Christmas Quilting: Twenty Decorative Projects, has achieved national recognition for her quilting patterns.

Saara Reimer Farley is a quilter and quilt researcher who helped document quilts in the Kansas Quilt Project.

Nancy Hornback is a founding member of the Prairie Quilt Guild of Wichita and was instrumental in the founding of the Kansas Quilt Project..

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