West Virginia Quilts: And Quiltmakers

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Front flap notes: "The culmination of a ten-year project undertaken by the West Virginia Heritage quilt Search, this lavishly illustrated volume presents samples of more than four thousand quilts made before 1940. Among the highlights of the search are the discoveries of fascinating hand-stitched textiles largely unknown to the general public. The Gatewood quilt (1795), for example, is one of the oldest quilts made I North America. It was carried into the Appalachian Mountains by a widower and his sons who were among the area's early settlers. The Kee quilt (1805) bears a distinctive Irish Chain pattern that was stitched with Irish linen thread before crossing the Atlantic. It is preserved today by the quiltmaker's family in West Virginia. These and other unique and priceless artifacts are the subjects of West Virginia Quilts and Quiltmakers, which is a tribute to quiltmakers in every era, but especially to the women of West Virginia's past, who communicated their aspirations and affection through these creations of beauty, skill, and selfless labor."

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Fawn Valentine has written and lectured extensively on quilts and quiltmaking. She lives in rural Monroe County, West Virginia.

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This work is the culmination of a ten-year project undertaken by quilt historian Valentine and the West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search to document quilts made in West Virginia before 1940. Thousands of people brought their family heirloom quilts to regional sites, where the quilts were measured and photographed. Offered here are 159 color photographs of quilts, with small maps showing the county in which they were made. Detailed and thoughtful essays describe the artistic composition and fabric selection of each textile masterpiece. Often a photograph of the quiltmaker is included. Not just a survey, this oral history offers a unique social perspective on domestic life. An analysis of more than 4000 quilts and a verity of appendixes further the academic usefulness of this title. Recommended for both popular and academic quilt collections in all types of libraries. Judith Yankielun Lind, Roseland Free P.L., NJ Crafts By Constance Ashmore Fairchild, formerly with Univ. of Illinois Libs., Urbana
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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