Quilt stories

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University Press of Kentucky, 1994 - Crafts & Hobbies - 289 pages
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More than thirty stories, plays, poems, and songs featuring the making of quilts--written from 1845 to the present, mainly by American women--document women's literary history. Featuring the work of Bobbie Ann Mason, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Walker, Sharyn McCrumb, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Marge Piercy, Adrienne Rich, and many others, Quilt Stories is a colorful literary album of stories, poems, and plays that celebrate quilting as a pattern in women's history. These stories -- grouped under the themes of memory, courtship, struggle, mystery, and wisdom -- reflect the importance of quilting in the lives of American women, not only as a practical craft and a creative outlet, but also as an integral part of the social community.

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Contents

The Patchwork Quilt Annette pseud
11
DOUBLE WEDDING RING
67
RADICAL ROSE
143
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Marian Arkin (Ph.D., New York University) is professor of English at LaGuardia Community College where she is also director of the Writing Center and co-director of the Writing Across the Curriculum program. She has written and co-edited books on tutoring and literature, and she is the managing editor of "Antipodes magazine.

Cecilia Macheski (Ph.D., City University of New York) is a professor of English and former director of the Writing Program at LaGuardia Community College. She has held three Fulbright Senior Scholar grants and has edited and co-edited books on literature by and about women.

Both Marian Arkin and Cecilia Macheski have each taught writing courses for thirty years.