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Clues in the Calico: A Guide to Identifying and Dating Antique Quilts Paperback – October 1, 1989

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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: EPM Publications (October 1, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0939009277
  • ISBN-13: 978-0939009275
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on December 19, 1997
Format: Paperback
Best source for quilt history information. Details of textile technology, trends in style, along with elements of social history allow the reader to interpret handmade quilts. The quilt history researcher will return to this text time and time again.
Fawn Valentine
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I purchased this book several years ago in preparation to becoming a certified quilt appraiser, It proved to be invaluable. I have used it so much it is literally falling apart. I have highlighted it's pages until it looks like like they were colored to begin with. I consider it to be the best guide for fabric identification on the market. I own many quilt books on lots of subjects, but this is my favorite.
Thelma L. Stone
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This book could use a lot more pictures. It is a great source of written information, but does not provide much help in the visual identification of calico fabrics. Eileen Jahnke Trestain's book is much more useful in providing pictures, but Trestain's book does not come close to providing the written documentation and depth of discussion that Barbara Brackman does in Clues in the Calico.
I use both books and they are great companion guides for solving the mysteries presented when you attempt to identify the age of old fabrics, especially in old crazy quilts. HOWEVER, in general, I find I refer to the Trestain book more often than the Brackman book.
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This book is essential for anyone who wants to learn about antique quilts. Comprehensive information about textile technology, pattern dissemination, and chronology of stylistic influences on quiltmaking in the United States presented by the leading authority on quilt history.
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Others have given excellent detailed descriptions of this book. I'll simply say that I've owned it since it first came out and it has given me years of enjoyment. Anyone who loves history and/or quilts would find it to be both a tremendous resource and a great reading experience. I have a very large quilting book collection including most of Barbara Brackman's books. This is the one book I would never part with.

This book needs to be republished!
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This book is one of the first you should get if you are interested in learning about how to decipher information seen in the materials and construction of quilts. Clues in the Calico: A Guide to Identifying and dating Antique Quilts is a masterpiece, written by one of the most beloved authors in the quilt history community. This book is available in electronic form, but I think it's well worth it to have a printed copy.
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I can honestly say this book is the very best, most comprehensive book on dating quilts that I have read. Barbara has a way of writing and describing things to make them interesting, not boring, so we can remember it. I have read the book cover to cover several time and used it for reference many, many times. It's simply the best book for identifying and dating fabrics in quilts, no doubt about it!
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very disappointed with this book. many reviews stated it was of great assistance with dating fabrics and determining quilt age, however I found the opposite to be true. there were many tips on what NOT to count on with respect to certain fabrics or other signs of age and that they were unreliable, but very little in terms of useful indicators. it quite literally taught me nothing new above and beyond other books I have read regarding antique quilts.
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