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Childhood Treasures: Doll Quilts By and For Children Paperback – February 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Good Books (February 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561485993
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561485994
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 8.4 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,225,101 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

     
     Merikay Waldvogel is a nationally-known quilt authority. Her interest in quilts dates back to the mid-1970s when she purchased one out-of-the-ordinary quilt in Chicago, Illinois, where she was living at the time. As her collection grew, she began to ask questions about the fabrics and patterns in quilts in order to learn more about the quilts’ histories. Since then she has written several books, including Quilts of Tennessee: Images of Domestic Life Prior to 1930; Soft Covers for Hard Times: Quiltmaking and the Great Depression; Patchwork Souvenirs of the 1933 World’s Fair; and Southern Quilts: Surviving Relics of the Civil War. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Quilt Study Group and the Alliance for American Quilts. She is a Research Fellow at the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she has frequently lectured and conducted classes. She was raised in the Midwest and currently resides in Knoxville, Tennessee, with her retired husband, Jerry Ledbetter. In addition to quilts, she enjoys bike-riding, hiking in the Smoky Mountains, and traveling. She has a B.A. in French from Monmouth College in Illinois and an M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Michigan.

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Merikay Waldvogel was born in St. Louis, MO. She studied languages in college and taught ESL in Chicago before moving to Knoxville, TN in the late 1970s. Her first book "Quilts of Tennessee" resulted from the state quilt survey she and Bets Ramsey conducted in the 1980s. Her next books "Soft Covers for Hard Times" and "Patchwork Souvenirs of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair" focused on quiltmaking in the Great Depression in the USA. "Childhood Treasures: Quilts Made By and For Children" is her latest. In 2009, she was inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame.

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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Serene Night on April 20, 2008
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This book showcases a collection of quilts made for and by children for doll beds. Some of them are quite old, whereas others are fairly recent. The photos are well done and the book's layout is easy to read.

I picked this one up on a whim, and while I enjoyed this book, I don't see it having much re-read value for me. I was hoping for some ideas for projects I would want to make in the future, and while it was interesting I wasn't inspired to duplicate any of the children's work.

I'm giving this book 3 stars, mostly because, while interesting, it didn't leave a lasting impression.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Carl J. Schneider on July 7, 2008
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This delightful book leads the reader into the seldom-explored world of doll quilts. Better still, it helps us imagine the makers of the quilts, as well as the children for whom they were made, and who sometimes learned to make the quilts themselves, however awkwardly. Best of all, the knowledgeable collector and the author, with their historical expertise and their trained eyes, teach us that what speaks to us most clearly is the concept of the quilt, rather than the skill of its construction.--Dorothy Schneider (Mrs. Carl J. Schneider)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Grandma Linn on December 28, 2008
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All my quilts are doll-size or fit dollhouse furniture, so this charming book provides a splendid source of inspiration. The discussion of the fabrics and explaining that many of these historic quilts had no batting nor quilting gave me new ideas to pursue. The hardback edition was a rewarding investment for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jacinta on January 18, 2009
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I really enjoyed taking 'time out' to sit down and read this book from cover to cover. The quilts pictured were lovely. There was not a lot of history provided, as doll quilts tend to not be labelled. Very enjoyable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary Whipkey on November 11, 2008
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Great book with lots of history about the little doll quilts. If you are interested in antiques and mimiture quilts this is the book for you. Pictures of Mary Campbell's large collection of quilts are shown. I really enjoyed the book. Mary in NC
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