Traditional Quilting - Its Joy and Practice

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LULU Press, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 168 pages
This early manual is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of all sewing enthusiasts. A concise and detailed study of the art of quilt making accompanied by helpful photographs. 57 plates accompany the text. Contents Include: Preface; Acknowledgment; List of Illustrations; The Background; The Quilters; The Work of the Rural Industries Bureau in Reviving and Developing the Quilting Industry; How Quilts are Made; The Materials; The Patterns; The Uses of Quilting; The Future of Traditional Quiltmaking; Appendix: References to Quilting from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Century; Old Joe, the Northumberland Quilter, circa 1745-1825; Quilters' Earnings; and an Index. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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