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Seasons Sewn: A Year in Patchwork

Paul, Ann Whitford; McCurdy, Michael (illustrator)

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ISBN 10: 0152769188 / ISBN 13: 9780152769185
Published by Browndeer Press/Harcourt Brace & Company, San Diego, CA, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Unpaginated. Color illus. Selected Bibliography. Fine oversized hardback/Fine DJ. Signed with a personalized inscription by Ann Whitford Paul on the verso of the front free endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 14613

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Title: Seasons Sewn: A Year in Patchwork

Publisher: Browndeer Press/Harcourt Brace & Company, San Diego, CA

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: SIGNED with a personalized INSCRIPTION by Author

Edition: 1st

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Informative text about quilt patterns, including Bear’s Paw, Trail of the Covered Wagon, and Turkey Tracks, and appealing scratchboard illustrations provide a glimpse of pioneer life and celebrate an American art form. “McCurdy’s finely etched illustrations, with their careful attention to detail and old-fashioned flavor, urge upon readers a commanding vision of American history.”--Publishers Weekly


There are few heirlooms more treasured, or useful, than a handmade quilt. At its best, a fine quilt is a visual feast of color and pattern, not to mention an all-around great thing to wrap up in on a cold day. Ann Whitford Paul aims to inspire a new generation of quilting artists with her book The Seasons Sewn, which is one part pattern book and one part storybook. Taking the name of 24 classic quilt patterns as a starting point, she has fashioned stories that explain how the names might have come about. Each story is accompanied by photographs of the pattern and an illustration of Paul's story. The illustrations, by Michael McCurdy, are a triumph.

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