From Library Journal
Originally published as eight volumes between 1979 and 1984, this condensed edition allows for identification of quilts based on design or pattern name. More than 4000 pieced quilt patterns, derived from printed sources published between 1830 and 1970, are organized into 25 pattern categories. Each design is numbered and illustrated in a line drawing and keyed to name and citation for first-known published source. While pieced patterns and those with minor applique are identified, appliqueed patterns with a little piecing are not. Maggie Malone's 1001 Patchwork Designs (Sterling, 1990) serves well as a less-expensive source for quilters, but it does not demonstrate the historical perspective or exhaustive approach that makes this title a valuable tool for quilt historians. This title is an excellent companion to Brackman's Clues in the Calico: Identifying and Dating Quilts (EPM, 1989), a guide to classifying fabrics used in quilts.
- Judith Yankielun Lind, Roseland Free P.L., N.J.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
The comprehensive listing of pieced quilt designs from the early 1830s to the 1970s includes illustrations and sources for more than 4,000 pieced patterns. -Sew News
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