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Always There: The African-American Presence in American Quilts Paperback – January, 1992


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Univ of Pennsylvania Pr; 1 edition (January 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1880584026
  • ISBN-13: 978-1880584026
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #860,320 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Aung Htun on October 28, 2009
Format: Paperback
"
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Similary, the African-American quilts we expected to find in a state with a significant black population and a long-standing quiltmaking tradition, did no appear.
Where were they?
We found several answers.
First, many black families were reluctant to come forward with their quilts, feeling they weren't "good" enough.
Also, when they did appear,
their family histories were usually lacking.
We felt the reason for this was the frequent dislocation of many African-American families and the fifficulty of maintaining social continuity and history under those circumstance.....

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WE HOPE ALWAYS THERE WILL ENCOURAGE AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILIES TO EXAMINE AND BRING FORWARD their quilting histories....."
[from the book of foreword by Shelly Zegart
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