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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • AN AMERICAN TRADITION
          by Laura Fisher
  • QUILTS: AMERICA'S FOLKLORE
          by Deborah Harding
  • QUILTS: THE ART OF THE AMISH
          by Phyllis Haders
  • HAWAIIAN QUILTS
          by Lee S Wild
  • QUILTS: CRAZY MEMORIES
          by Virginia Gunn
  • BABY, CRIB, AND DOLL QUILTS
          by Pat Long and Dennis Duke
  • QUILTS AT AN EXHIBITION
          by Donna Wilder
  • CONTEMPORARY QUILTS
          by Luella Doss
  • A QUILT-COLLECTOR'S PRIMER
          by Celia Y Oliver
  • LIVING WITH QUILTS
          by Phyllis George Brown
  • Biblography
  • INDEX

Title: America's Glorious Quilts
Editors: Dennis Duke, Deborah Harding
Format/Publication Date: HC:1987
Publisher: Beaux Arts Editions, Ltd., NY
Language: English
Page Count: 320
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 13 3/4" x 10"
ISBN: 0883636603

SUMMARY- You've probably guessed by the size, length and Table of Contents that this isn't a "How-To" book. You would be correct. This book focuses on the quilt as a work of art, and invited 10 authorities of that time to write essays and elaborate on the many layers of that theme. This wasn't originally part of my mom's collection - I happened to see it on www.paperbackswap.com and ordered it on a whim. If I'd known how much it must have cost to mail it to me, I'd have offered to help cover the costs. It's huge. And heavy. And is not only interesting to read, but has an important survey of quilts past to present that are worth studying. If you have an interest in the history of quilts, this is a great find.