This new book anticipates Virginia's 400th anniversary in 2007 by presenting over 270 beautiful historic quilts and ephemera in over 325 color and vintage photographs. From quilted armor of the 17th century to crazy quilts of the 19th century, these personal family and museum treasures include homespun work of slaves and fancy work of freed women and First Ladies. The eight Virginia-born U.S. presidents are each represented here, with work from George Washington's great-great-grandmother to quilting by Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. The contents derive from the study of more than 3,000 quilts statewide that were meticulously examined by the Virginia Consortium of Quilters' Documentation Project. This book is an important contribution to quilting history and Virginia heritage, and will be inspirational today for enthusiastic quilters everywhere.
If you are looking for a book, at a modest price, with old quilt designs to inspire you or early American patterns to recreate, this is it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Deborah Van Dusen
This was a gift for my mother, an avid quilter and she really seemed to enjoy the book. It even came with some patterns.Published on January 7, 2013 by Elizabeth M Massa
This book that I purchased from Amazon has impressed me so much. It is a well written and illustrated book that shows a history of the state through quilting. Read morePublished on January 6, 2012 by littlesku
if you are a person that loves history on quilting. this is a great book. it also gives you virginias history. very good book.Published on January 6, 2009 by Corene Chittum