The History of the Patchwork Quilt: Origins, Traditions and Symbols of a Textile Art
The origins, traditions and symbolism of patchwork in clothing and quilts are explored from multi-national examples over the past 500 years. This classic book now in its first English edition traces quilts across Europe and Asia and through the growing textile industry of North America. Colour and black-and-white photographs show beautiful appliqué and Amish quilts as well as crazy-quilts, bridal and friendship quilts and more. Examples represent historical and contemporary prize-winning designs. The author provides an extensive bibliography in hopes that it will foster more extensive research into the interesting background of patchwork art. Quilt collectors, dealers, and makers, as well as textile artists and designers will find interesting explanations of the designs. They will also find inspiration for their own work in this beautiful book.
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Patchwork in Europe
Textile Production in Colonial Days
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19th Century Afro-American Ainu Albert Museum album quilts American Patchwork Quilts American Quilts Amish Amish quilts applique quilts artists Barbara Brackman basic Berlin block patterns borders broderie perse calico Catalog central motif circa Claverton Manor colonies colors combination coverlets crazy quilts cultural Dahomey decorative designs developed diamonds Eighteenth Century embroidery England English especially example flowers Folk Art friendship quilts Gallery Hamburg Harriet Powers Hawaiian quilts Hazel Clark important Jonathan Holstein Lancaster County Levens Hall linen linsey-woolsey Log Cabin London material Modern quilts Nineteenth Century North America numbers Patch patchwork and applique Patchwork and Quilts patchwork patterns patchwork quilts patchwork technique Pennsylvania Pieced Quilt pieces of cloth popular production quilt makers Quilt National quilt patterns Quilter's Robert Bishop scraps sewing sewn silk solid-color squares Star stripes style survived symbols tents tradition triangles Uncoverings usually variety weaving West Germany white background women wool York