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Facts & Fabrications-Unraveling the History of Quilts & Slavery: 8 Projects 20 Blocks First-Person Accounts Paperback – November 15, 2006
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First it is a study of quilts made by slaves prior to 1865 and the end of the Civil War. It shows a number of quilts that are known to have been made before then and discusses the meanings in their design. There is a surprising variation in the designs as the slaves blended some traditional African designs with designs that had some particular mean to their new life in America, many of these have some reference, perhaps hidden from normal view, towards freedom.
The other part of the book is the instructions on how to made 8 projects using 20 design blocks. These include quite a number of the designs from the earlier section.
All in all, another splendid book from Ms. Brackman.
The quilts portrayed were attractive but not as outstanding as the projects in her many other wonderful books.
As a book on the history of slavery, this text is excellent. In disproving fabrications between underground railroad quilts & escaping slaves, I feel it falls short. A worthwhile read, however.
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i have really enjoyed this book and i have made several patterns from it ,its a very good bookPublished 6 months ago by mary redmon
Bought this for my seamstress friend. She raves about the book!Published 7 months ago by Penny S. Longwell
I enjoy looking through this book often as I choose reproduction fabrics for quilts and fashions. Barbara Brackman is a favorite author of mine.Published 18 months ago by civilwar2