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Quilting Lessons: Notes from the Scrap Bag of a Writer and Quilter Paperback – April 1, 2004
From Publishers Weekly
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"Berlo relates the conflict and pressures of integrating past and present, career and personal life, life goals and daily chores. Her needle-sharp prose seamlessly integrates quilting history, techniques, bits of poetry, and recipes. Her humor is equally sharp."-"Piecework,"
"This intriguing and unusual memoir deals with an 18-month period in the mid-1990s when Berlo, a professor of art history and of gender and women's studies at the University of Rochester, was afflicted by writer's block. A successful academic author . . . Berlo abandoned a book she had nearly completed and began devoting a major portion of her time to quilt making. . . . Berlo's vivid account of historical quilting as well as descriptions of her own projects are so compelling, readers may be inspired to try quilting themselves. . . . Most of all, Berlo credits the art of quilt making with teaching her to take joy in the process rather than the finished product and to accept messiness and patience as valuable parts of creativity."--"Publishers Weekly,"
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