The American Quilt: A History of Cloth and Comfort, 1750-1950

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The most important, comprehensive, and sumptuously illustrated addition to the literature of quilting since i1Quilts in America. Most of the book's 250 stunning full-color quilts have never before been published. With them as a reference, Kiracofe shows us how to read a vocabulary of fabrics, dyes, patterns, and other clues to put quilts in their social and cultural context. Full-color photographs.

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RODERICK KIRACOFE was cofounder of The Quilt Digest, produced Homage to Amanda: 200 Years of American Quilts, and authored Cloth & Comfort. He has assembled corporate and private quilt collections across the country and curated quilt exhibits here and abroad. He lives in San Francisco.

MARY ELIZABETH JOHNSON wrote her first quilt book in 1976 and has since authored a dozen more craft and home decorating titles. Her latest and final book on the subject will be a history of the quilting in her home state of Alabama. She lives in Montgomery.

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