Red & White: American Redwork Quilts & Patterns

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Red & White: American Redwork Quilts and Patterns is the most comprehensive look at redwork available. Redwork, a type of needlework popular during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, is once again the hottest trend in the quilting world. In this two-volume, heavily-illustrated work, best-selling author Deborah Harding traces pattern sources and design inspirations for antique quilts with original catalog offers and period advertisements to help collectors identify, date, and document their own quilts. Blocks on twenty antique quilts are analyzed in detail. In the accompanying pattern book, 100 actual-size patterns and detailed instructions enable readers to create their own redwork quilts and linens.

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Deborah Harding is an author and editor specializing in vintage textiles and Americana. She was crafts and needlework editor at Family Circle and editor-in-chief of several national consumer magazines. She is the author of three books, including the best-selling America's Glorious Quilts. A frequent magazine contributor on the subjects of collectibles and American folk art, Deborah lives in New York.

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""Red & White..." is a testimonial to the prodigious research conducted by author Deborah Harding. This excellent book's publication, occurring during a time of ever-increasing fascination with the old time needleart redwork, will be welcomed by many, including quiltmakers, quilt historians, quilt collectors, textile experts, appraisers, antique dealers, art historians, and designers." --Cuesta Benberry ""Red & White..." is the first book to explore redwork quilts in a systematic manner. This book is a must for anyone specifically interested in American quilt history and more generally in American textile history and culture." --Lee Kogan, Museum of American Folk Art, New York "As one who loves embroidery, I have discovered that Deborah Harding's" Red & White" is a treasure! Each of the 100 actual-size patterns is its own little piece of Americana-and all it takes to recreate them is one basic stitch." --Julie Nixon Eisenhower "At last-a fascinating book that explores the patterns, sources, and methods of creating those enchanting, figural redwork embroidery quilts. How helpful to have such a delightfully written and comprehensive reference work for this increasingly popular collecting area." --Laura Fisher, Antique Quilts & Americana, New York

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