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Stitched from the Soul: Slave Quilts from the Antebellum South Paperback – September 30, 2002


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"Offers an unusual glimpse into the creativity of slaves." -- Publishers Weekly

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A richly illustrated collection of needlework by African-American slave women.--Chicago Sun-Times|Offers an unusual glimpse into the creativity of slaves.--Publishers Weekly|Includes many illustrations of surviving slave-made quilts, some utilitarian and others wonderful examples of the seamstress's art.--Washington Post Book World|Stitched from the Soul is an interesting study showing how African culture influenced American quilting as well as commenting on the life of the slave.--Library Journal
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 2 edition (September 30, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807849952
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807849958
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #512,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By C. Boykin on August 23, 2010
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A most spellbinding read! The arthor writes of the quilting parties between the plantations where the slaves, and sometimes the Mistress (slaveowner) helped to make quilts and or provided material/remnants, so every slave had a quilt for the winter. They were allowed to cook at theses parties in the main kitchen, slaveowner providing the food. I was so enthralled with this book I was motivated to use the arthor's description of slave quilting to create a few miniature quilts, when possible using the same fabrics, for a project. I was fortunate to attend one of her lectures.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Quilt Maven on December 6, 2014
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Excellent book. The history in this book is fantastic. This is not a pattern book....unless you draw your own. I have one of these ib my library and have purchased a second one for our Guild Library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By arlouine m conrad on April 5, 2014
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The crazy quilt research I am doing, It helped a lot. There was much information about time spans, the materials used at that time.
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This book gives credit to the creative and exceptional skills of the slaves in an area where their contribution has mostly been ignored.
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