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A study of the history of over 25 Southern quilts that survived the American Civil War. This draws upon the oral history of each quilt as well as interpreting its actual characteristics to provide an insight into the families that made them....

Title : Southern Quilts: Surviving Relics of the Civil War
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ISBN : 9781558535985
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Southern Quilts: Surviving Relics of the Civil War Reviews

  • Jean Carlton
    2019-05-06 09:27

    This is an unusual quilt book in that every single quilt featured has some known provenance. Most makers are known and in those for which the maker is not known there is an interesting story of how it was handed down and preserved through the devastation and plundering of the South during the Civil War.It's not just a romantic notion that women buried their quilts in the dirt, put them in chests in a swamp or under the floorboards to protect them from marauders who came to their homes often looking for bedding and food. One quilt was use to wrap the family silver and positioned to affect the look of pregnancy as she held it close to her. One was actually stolen by a soldier and later found in a cave with a hole cut in the middle as if used like a poncho. An elaborately worked rose and plume applique was made with a fine linen background and filled the hours of an engaged woman who waited for her fiance to come home. She finished the top, her man returned and they eventually had six children. The top was never quilted and the author thought it odd that so many hours had been put into the fine work and it did not get finished. I think the six children, probably nearly one a year, may have explained that nicely! It's tempting to flip through these lovely quilt books enjoying the wonderful photos and set them aside for later. I am making my way through my many books for the umpteenth time but this time...reading ALL the text and enjoying it very much.

  • Vanessa
    2019-05-03 07:30

    OMG. This book has so many pictures of vintage quilts. This book is celebrating and exploring the USA’s Southern rich quilting history. Quilt expert Mary W. Kerr along with many other quilting historians, have put together this book about why Southern quilts have a distinctiveness setting them apart.There is so much information about the southern states quilting traditions. Many different cultures and their quilts have been put together in one book, with so much knowledge about them. A great book to sit and read and enjoy the beautiful vintage quilts put together here in the one place.There are many traditional patterns, including Whigs' Defeat, and Double Wedding Ring.This is a definite must purchase. And a great book to give to a Quilter friend who needs a unique book.