Minnesota Quilts: Creating Connections with Our Past

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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.

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Another interesting and informative look at the quilts produced by the people of Minnesota in times past. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Helen Kelley is a quilt maker, lecturer, author, and instructor based in Minneapolis, MN. Her monthly column, "Loose Threads," has appeared in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine since 1983. Kelley was the first president of the Minnesota Quilter's Guild and her quilt "Renaissance" was chosen as one of the 100 best American quilts of the twentieth century. Her books include Every Quilt Tells a Story, Helen Kelley's Joy of Quilting, "Scarlet Ribbons: American Indian Technique for Today's Quilters" and "Dating Quilts: From 1600 to the Present.

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