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Remember Me: Women & Their Friendship Quilts Paperback – October, 1996


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Quilt Digest (October 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0844226505
  • ISBN-13: 978-0844226507
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #494,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

The poignant lives of seven obscure New England women are lovingly memorialized in this handsome volume. The author owns the quilts they made and has researched each one, digging through public records, traveling across America, talking with descendants and genealogists. The result is a series of sensitive narratives that depict ordinary people coping with pioneer life, typhoid, the Civil War, and the death of children. There are splendid color photographs of the quilts themselves (most were quilted in the 1840s and 1850s). Friendship quilts were made from pieced blocks inscribed with names, dates, places, verses, or practical sayings. These can be seen as valuable historical evidence as well as folk art. Highly recommended for public libraries and subject collections in American history, needlework, and women's studies. Priscilla E. Pratt, St. John's Univ. Lib., Jamaica, New York
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 17, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book will intrigue any reader interested in American history, quilts, or the art of the human soul. A book is more than paper and ink, as a quilt is more than cloth and thread. Lipsett illuminates the lives of women who worked the names of loved ones and pieced together patches of remembrances into treasured friendship quilts. Historically the lives of the women were often fraught with hardship and deprivation. This book shares the beauty and joy these women created in the form of friendship quilts. For many women of the era, the quilts they left behind were the only concrete evidence that they ever existed. The cameo biographies bring the reader into the lives of these women. The photos and explanations emphasize the significance quilts have played in the lives of people. A wonderful book.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Judy on July 26, 2001
Format: Paperback
There is something about friendship quilts that touches our hearts. Seeing those names from the past we wonder about these people. What were they like? What were their lives like? Linda Otto Lipsett wondered too and that wondering became this book. In "Remember Me" , she tells the stories of seven women and their friendship quilts. Along with the women's stories are beautiful pictures of their quilts as well as great old photographs of the women and their times. In order to write this book Lipsett interviewed numerous relatives and others who remembered these woman. Through the stories in this book we become aware of what it was like to be a woman during the times when these quilts were made. Somehow reading these stories written on such a personal level makes their lives so very real.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Schaub on July 13, 2012
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This is a wonderful book full of stories about women, and their bonds of friendship, and how they were expressed with signature quilts. The first copy I ordered (paperback) was badly damaged and water stained with pages stuck together (despite the very good condition listed by the first seller) but that one was a fifth printing and did contain patterns for several of the quilt blocks in the book. The ISBN for the fifth printing is: 0-913327-17-4 and it was published in 1985, according to the information sheet in the beginning of the book.

Because that copy was so damaged, I ordered another of the same title and it arrived a a day ago, in beautiful condition and for all intents and purposes is exactly the same book. Not so. This second book I ordered (from bookalley - great seller) was a first printing and it's ISBN is 0-913327-03-4 and it too was published in 1985. However, in this first printing copy, there are no patterns. (This is not the fault of the seller at all, but how it was published).

So, if you just want to read a wonderful book about women and their friendships expressed in quilts, any printing will do. If you wish to make the quilts inside, you need a later printing. I can vouch only for the fifth printing paperback having the patterns, and a few extra pages. The publisher is The Quilt Digest Press and maybe the publisher could advise which printings have the patterns.

BUYER BEWARE: Fabulous book but you may want to ask the seller to check if the copy you are buying has pages 134-139 and if they include pattern pieces. I was never aware this was necessary until I wound up with two copies and noted the differences.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 10, 2013
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I read it cover to cover. Then my mother read it. Now I have a "line" of folks who want to borrow it. A quilt from our town, East Hardwick, Vermont is featured making it interesting from a local history point-of-view. However, each story is an interesting piece of research into a woman's life and her craft.
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