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Red & White: American Redwork Quilts & Patterns Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli; Slp edition (July 14, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847822443
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847822447
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 8.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #861,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""Red & White..." is a testimonial to the prodigious research conducted by author Deborah Harding. This excellent book's publication, occurring during a time of ever-increasing fascination with the old time needleart redwork, will be welcomed by many, including quiltmakers, quilt historians, quilt collectors, textile experts, appraisers, antique dealers, art historians, and designers." --Cuesta Benberry ""Red & White..." is the first book to explore redwork quilts in a systematic manner. This book is a must for anyone specifically interested in American quilt history and more generally in American textile history and culture." --Lee Kogan, Museum of American Folk Art, New York "As one who loves embroidery, I have discovered that Deborah Harding's" Red & White" is a treasure! Each of the 100 actual-size patterns is its own little piece of Americana-and all it takes to recreate them is one basic stitch." --Julie Nixon Eisenhower "At last-a fascinating book that explores the patterns, sources, and methods of creating those enchanting, figural redwork embroidery quilts. How helpful to have such a delightfully written and comprehensive reference work for this increasingly popular collecting area." --Laura Fisher, Antique Quilts & Americana, New York

About the Author

Deborah Harding is an author and editor specializing in vintage textiles and Americana. She was crafts and needlework editor at Family Circle and editor-in-chief of several national consumer magazines. She is the author of three books, including the best-selling America's Glorious Quilts. A frequent magazine contributor on the subjects of collectibles and American folk art, Deborah lives in New York.

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I would recommend them to anyone interested in Redwork Quilts.
Sandra R. Davis
The second vol. does contain many nice patterns though - just wish more of those would have been included.
Book Bunny
It's filled with many old patterens and lots of history, a pleasure to read.
Felicia Barosa

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

45 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Megan Cooke on June 27, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book would make a lovely gift for anybody interested in textile arts, even for someone with little or no quilting or embroidery experience. The presentation is lovely -- two nicely bound, wonderfully illustrated books nestled inside a snug cardboard jacket. One book features a short discussion of redwork embroidery along with illustrations of exquisitely executed quilts. The other supplies brief instructions (perhaps too brief -- especially the section on transferring the patterns)and a lovely collection of redwork patterns so that readers can create their own redwork quilt. My only quarrel with the book is that a beginner (like me!) might not feel confident with the brief instructions. However, a quick trip to the fabric store to talk to a knowledgable salesperson should dispel any doubts. Despite this small problem, I give the book 5+ stars -- it was great fun to browse through, then to read intently , then to pore over as I selected possible designs for my very first quilt!
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By N. Mortellito on October 4, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Once again Deborah Harding shares a piece of history with us. Her beautifully organized and prodigiously researched book on redwork quilts is a welcome addition to any quilt lovers library. It seems that no stone was left unturned in her search to bring us a comprehensive documentation of this needleart. I recommend this two volume book to anyone interested in quilts. Not only is it a lovely publication to look at, but it educates us in an area of quilting that little has been written about. Bravo Deborah!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By D. Sample on August 21, 2006
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Often it is difficult to get accurate, well documented information on traditional crafts and handwork. Much of that art form was passed down from generation to generation with very little written record. Deborah Harding has done a wonderful job of finding old newpaper and magazine articles on Redwork, as well as fantastic old patterns reproduced here. A friend of mine loaned me this set of books, and I could never bring myself to return them to her, so I knew I had to have my own set!
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Toni Baumgard, The Redwork Lady on June 28, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This two volume set is a must have for quilt and textile historians and lovers of Redwork Embroidery. Deborah has done an outstanding job!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Susan T. Franklin on September 9, 2008
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A wonderful two volume source of Redwork information. The author's knowledge and private collection enhances the work in volume I; volume II provides patterns for the vintage Redwork (penny square) patterns. I highly recommend this resource for anyone interested in learning more about this fascinating method of embroidery that originated many years ago.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Felicia Barosa on March 9, 2008
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Book came in great condition, on time, and worth every penny. It's filled with many old patterens and lots of history, a pleasure to read. If it's Redwork you enjoy , then order this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By stacers69 on June 3, 2010
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I love this book. I love reading about the all history or embroidery, and I love that there is a seperate book with copies of vintage patterns. I have used paaterns to make a redwork quilt for my mother in law (she loved it), and am currently using them to make one for myself. If you like vintage, and to embroider get this book
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