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Quilts : Their Story and How to Make Them Paperback – September 1, 1990


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Practical Patchwork (September 1990)
  • ISBN-10: 0962081167
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962081163
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,322,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fans of quilt history are going to be retiring their well-thumbed copies of Marie Webster's 1915 classic "Quilts" and replacing them with this new and improved edition.... Rosalind Webster Perry has reprinted the text and photos, adding fond family insight into how Webster came to be both America's first quilt authority and an influential designer. We always enjoy a two-generation quilt, where a granddaughter finishes up a set of family blocks. Here we have a parallel in print. Rosalind Perry is to be congratulated on the care she has taken to carry on her grandmother's legacy. -- Barbara Brackman, Quilter's Newsletter Magazine

Marie Webster is one of the legendary figures in the history of quiltmaking. She was an avid investigator who searched out unusual quilts, lectured about them, wrote about them and motivated many people to participate in the quilt revival of the early 1900s. She set a standard for fine design and excellent craftsmanship that changed the direction of 20th century quiltmaking.... Rosalind Webster Perry has provided today's readers with a new edition of "Quilts" and a delightful biography of its author... -- Bets Ramsey, The Chattanooga Times

The research that went into this book, published by Doubleday in 1915, still stands today as useful and interesting. Any quilter interested in the history or in pre-1930 patterns will want to add this book to their shelves. -- Lady's Circle Patchwork Quilts

From the Publisher

This edition of Marie Webster's Quilts: Their Story and How To Make Them celebrates the 75th anniversary of the publication of America's first quilt book. This Practical Patchwork edition is unique because it includes all the text and color illustrations of the first edition, plus many additional photos, as well as a biography of Marie Webster, notes, index and bibliography, all at a very reasonable price. This is a classic that belongs in every quilt lover's library.

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65 of 66 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 5, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is a really interesting book, if quilt history is your thing. It's the first quilt book ever published in America, in 1915. The language is elegant and quaint, and the section of color photos of the author's own designs is superb. It's not a how-to book for hobbyists, nor is its history highly accurate if you want the "real" scoop on quilting. But for serious students, specialists, and layreaders interested not only in quilting, but also in women's history, this book is invaluable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SissyA on June 17, 2013
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As a quilter of traditional quilts, I guess it is a "must have"! I would love to have one of the first prints but this has story of Marie Webster written by her granddaughter as told to her by her mother. What a delight...what a well done history of quilts along with patterns. There are some beautiful pictures of old quilts included.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dominique F. on July 24, 2012
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I have to make a conference in my club about the history of the patchwork and this book gives me a lot of informations.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bananaquilt on November 16, 2010
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I agree with the other one star review. Sadly I did not take note of it before I ordered. This is a $9.99 disappointment. Not having illustrations makes this book useless.
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