Quilts of Virginia, 1607-1899: the birth of America through the eye of a needle

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Schiffer Pub., Jul 30, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 168 pages
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This new book anticipates Virginias 400th anniversary in 2007 by presenting over 270 beautiful historic quilts and ephemera in over 430 color and vintage photographs. From quilted armor of the 17th century to crazy quilts of the 19th century, these personal family and museum treasures include homespun work of slaves and fancy work of freed women and First Ladies. The eight Virginia-born U.S. presidents are each represented here, with work from George Washingtons great great grandmother to quilting by Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. The contents derive from the study of more than 3,000 quilts statewide that were meticulously examined by the Virginia Consortium of Quilters Documentation Project. This book is an important contribution to quilting history and Virginia heritage, and will be inspirational today for enthusiastic sewers everywhere.

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Quilts of Virginia, 1607-1899

User Review  - acornquilter - Overstock.com

This book should be on every quilter's bookshelf! It has incredible quilts and history in it and would make a great addition to any library, even non quilters. A great book, I highly recommend it! ... Read full review

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Interesting documantation of early Va. quilts Read full review

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Acknowledgments
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Eastern Region Bobbi Finley Beth Hayes Marion Booth Lucinda Cawley
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Northern Region Bunnie Jordan
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