Clues in the Calico: A Guide to Identifying and Dating Antique Quilts

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C&T Publishing Inc, Nov 17, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 200 pages
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In Clues in the Calico Barbara Brackman unveils a much-needed system for dating America's heirloom quilts. She tells how, by collecting and observing quilts and finally analyzing her computer file on close to 900 date-inscribed specimens, she arrived at the system. And through this telling she also imparts a colorful, stunningly illustrated history of quiltmaking along with a good bit of entertaining social history and the newest findings in textile research.
 

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Contents

1 The Quilt Detective
9
2 An Overview of Americal Quiltmaking
13
3 Clues in Fiber and Fabric
35
4 Clues in Color and Dyes
55
5 Clues in Cotton Prints
77
6 Clues in Techniques
97
7 Clues in Style
123
8 Clues in Patterns
165
Notes
174
Appendix 1 Building A Case
181
Appendix 2 Notes on the Database of Dated Quilts
193
Appendix 3 Chronological List of Stars on the US Flag
195
Index
197
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