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A People and Their Quilts (Quilts of Southern Appalachian Homesteaders) by: John Rice Irwin
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A People and Their Quilts by: John Rice Irwin
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Author: John Rice Irwin
Binding: Hard Cover with dust jacket
Copyright: 1984
Pages: 214
Size: 9.25 x 12.38 in.

Product Code: SO-SCH-1984-0916838870-X4

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Collector Bookstore Quick Notes:

The primary emphasis of this reference is on the quilts and quilters who made them, particularly rural homesteaders in the Southern Appalachian region of the U.S. Contains numerous period photos and detailed histories of farmers wives and other rural quilters, as well as detailed photos of their magnificient creations.

Publishers Full Description:

Quilts are a reflection of the people who make, use, and cherish them through the years. John Rice Irwin has personally conducted interviews with hundreds of old-time quiltmakers, some of whom were over one hundred years old. Detailed photographs taken by Pulitzer Prize winner Robin Hood depict an opulent conglomeration of quilts, from the community quilt which became known as the Murder Quilt. More importantly, Irwin looks under the quilts, at the lives of the people who created and used them. He explores their ambitions and aspirations, their struggles and disappointments. From the young ladies of Salem Valley who pieced a quilt for the town's most eligible bachelor in the hope that one of them would sleep under it, to the retired physician who began quilting in his late sixties to fill his spare time, Irwin presents their stories with compassion and candor. This lavishly illustrated volume is a treasure trove of creative needlework, colorful anecdotes, and intriguing personal histories which will entertain readers of all ages.

239 photos & color plates


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