Quilts in the Attic: Uncovering the Hidden Stories of the Quilts We Love

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Voyageur Press, Feb 15, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 256 pages

As both history and art, quilts help express the human experience and can lead quilters to discoveries about themselves, about the past, and about artistic creation as a whole. Quilts in the Attic features 30 heartwarming stories of great quilt discoveries from bidding on a breathtaking quilt at an estate auction in Virginia to uncovering a little-known art form in France to finding and repairing a priceless heirloom quilt that had been used, neglected, and damaged, these stories from everyday stitchers and well-known quilters alike reveal the mystery and meaning of the quilts we love.

 

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Contents

Introduction
4
Netties Beauty
9
Wandering Foot
17
An Unexpected Gift
23
The Oldest UFO
31
Elizabeth
39
Crazy All This Time
47
A Quilt in Three Pieces
55
Old Maid New Woman
141
History Divided
151
The Doctor and the Quiltmaker
159
Reproducing the Past Touching the Present
167
How Hard Could It Be?
175
Joe the Quilter
181
Mary Moon Who Were You?
189
In Honor of Harriett
197

A French Bed
63
History Returned
73
A Locked Door Changes Everything
81
Moonlight Magic
89
One Word
97
Sarah Frances
107
Sunday School Picnic
115
Ladies Reading Circle
125
A Forgotten Quilt
133
Eye of Panic
205
Legacy Reclaimed
213
A Blessing and an Affrmation
223
A Gift for Eleanor
231
The Westward Trail of Sarah Snouffers Quilt
237
I Will
247
Acknowledgments
255
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About the author (2012)

Karen Musgrave is a quiltmaker, mask maker, teacher, speaker, writer, and curator. For more than ten years, she has been forging a connection between American quiltmaking and other cultures. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in many private collections. She lives in Naperville, Illinois.

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