For Purpose and Pleasure: Quilting Together in Nineteenth-century America
Eighteen essays on nearly forty group-made quilts form a fascinating study of quilts as social documents. The author draws heavily from letters, diaries, and journals of the quiltmakers themselves. Illustrated and indexed.
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