Quilts of Virginia, 1607-1899: The Birth of America Through the Eye of a Needle
Schiffer Pub., 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 168 pages
This new book anticipates Virginias 400th anniversary in 2007 by presenting over 270 beautiful historic quilts and ephemera in over 430 color and vintage photographs. From quilted armor of the 17th century to crazy quilts of the 19th century, these personal family and museum treasures include homespun work of slaves and fancy work of freed women and First Ladies. The eight Virginia-born U.S. presidents are each represented here, with work from George Washingtons great great grandmother to quilting by Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. The contents derive from the study of more than 3,000 quilts statewide that were meticulously examined by the Virginia Consortium of Quilters' Documentation Project. This book is an important contribution to quilting history and Virginia heritage, and will be inspirational today for enthusiastic sewers everywhere.
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Courtesy of the Valentine Richmond History Center. V.91.140. Quilting and
stuffed work adorn this off- white cotton sateen corset. The five sections include a
center front casing for wooden busk. Stuffed work in a floral pattern embellishes
Courtesy of the Valentine Richmond History Center. V. 80. 160. When the
Emmaus Church was dedicated in 1852, the ladies of the Church made this
pieced and appliqued friendship quilt for their pastor, Dr. John G. Carter. Each
square was ...
Pamplin Historical Park and National Museum of the Civil War Soldier 6125
Boydton Plank Road Petersburg, VA 23803 804-861-2408 www.pamplinpark.org
Valentine Richmond History Center 1015 East Clay Street Richmond, VA ...
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Quilts of Virginia 16071899User Review - acornquilter - Overstock.com
This book should be on every quilters bookshelf! It has incredible quilts and history in it and would make a great addition to any library even non quilters. A great book I highly recommend it! Read full review
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Interesting documantation of early Va. quilts Read full review
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