Minnesota Quilts: Creating Connections with Our Past
Voyageur Press, 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 191 pages
Interest in quilting and in the history of quilting has never been stronger. Minnesota Quilts showcases 150 quilts of the approximately 4,000 documented by the Minnesota Quilt Project during the past twenty years. The story of the quilts is told through glorious color photographs, vintage black-and-white images, and detailed text. Drawing on oral interviews with quilters and the close study of Minnesota's classic quilts, Minnesota quilt historians explore the connections quilts have had to our history, our families, and our everyday life. Quilts included in the book date from settlement to 1975. In addition to the quilts documented by the Minnesota Quilt Project, Minnesota Quilts features quilts from the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society and other state historical societies. Each of the six chapters is written by a different local expert.