Quilts Around the World: The Story of Quilting from Alabama to Zimbabwe

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Voyageur Press, Nov 21, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 352 pages

DIVThis essential book for all quilters and quilt collectors tells the fascinating story of quilting around the world, illuminated by the international quilt community’s top experts and more than 300 glorious color photographs. Covering Japan, China, Korea, and India; England, Ireland, France, and The Netherlands; Australia, Africa, Central America, North America, and beyond, Quilts Around the World explores both the diversity and common threads of quilting. Discover Aboriginal patchwork from Australia, intricate Rallis from the Middle East, Amish and Hawaiian quilts from the United States, Sashiko quilts from Japan, vivid Molas from Central America, and art quilts from every corner of the globe. Also included are twenty patchwork and applique patterns to use in your own quilt projects, inspired by designs from the world’s most striking quilts./div

 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Introduction
11
THE AMERICAS
17
ASIA
119
EUROPE
175
AUSTRALASIA
245
AFRICA
279
PATTERNS
301
Contributors
343
Photo Credits
344
Notes
346
References
347
Index
350
Acknowledgments
352
Copyright

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Spike Gillespie is the critically acclaimed author of several books, including Quilting Art: Inspiration, Ideas & Innovative Works from 20 Contemporary Quilters and Quilty As Charged: Undercover in the Material World. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Smithsonian, Real Simple, Fiber Arts, and many other publications. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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