From Library Journal
This work is the culmination of a ten-year project undertaken by quilt historian Valentine and the West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search to document quilts made in West Virginia before 1940. Thousands of people brought their family heirloom quilts to regional sites, where the quilts were measured and photographed. Offered here are 159 color photographs of quilts, with small maps showing the county in which they were made. Detailed and thoughtful essays describe the artistic composition and fabric selection of each textile masterpiece. Often a photograph of the quiltmaker is included. Not just a survey, this oral history offers a unique social perspective on domestic life. An analysis of more than 4000 quilts and a verity of appendixes further the academic usefulness of this title. Recommended for both popular and academic quilt collections in all types of libraries. Judith Yankielun Lind, Roseland Free P.L., NJ Crafts By Constance Ashmore Fairchild, formerly with Univ. of Illinois Libs., Urbana
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"Combines a historian's passion for accuracy, an artist's eye for beauty, and a storyteller's gift of phrasing."