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A People And Their Quilts.

Irwin, John Rice; Hood, Robin (photographs).

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ISBN 10: 0916838870 / ISBN 13: 9780916838874
Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Pennsylvania, 1984
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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214 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. CRAFTS. Here, in their own language, is a firsthand account of a people and their art. It includes traditional quilts such as the Lone Star, the Victorian Crazy quilt, and the Friendship Album, as well as innovative variations like the Bell Telephone Quilt, the Hanging Elephant, and Rob Peter to Pay Paul. Most importantly Irwin looks under the quilts, at the lives of the people who created and used them. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Quilts, Crafts, The Lone Star, Victorian Crazy, Belle Walker, Ethel Stooksbury, Museum of Appalachia, Amanda McDowell, Edgar Locke, Knoxville, Ann Irwin, General Johnson, Collectibles, Photography, Johm Rice Irwin, Robin Hood). Bookseller Inventory # 16957X1

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Title: A People And Their Quilts.

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Pennsylvania

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition (unstated)..

Book Type: book

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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.

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John Irwin is an educator-historian and one of the area's leading authorities on the pioneer-frontier culture. He is the founder and director of the nationally-known Museum of Appalachia in Norris, Tennessee.

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