This is not a book about making quilts, or quilt patterns….but is chock full of photos of every day people in every day situations with quilts displayed prominently in the background and/or foreground.
The book description says:
“The history of quilts, their makers, and usage is an important part of our country's heritage presented here in full detail through 330 vintage photographs.
Books on quilt history have, to date, included only a few photos of quilts. This in-depth collection, most of which has never been seen before, date from 1855 to 1955.
Each vivid image provides commentary on quilting specifics, photography, costume, and American cultural history, especially toward the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Photographic formats and a glossary of quilting terms are included to aid the reader in dating their own vintage photographs.
This book is a wonderful resource for all quilters, historians, and photographers.”
Opening the book and thumbing through pages I found photo after photo describing the quilt, or the subject of the photograph and any stories associated – little tidbits, terrific words from history.
I just love how this lady is standing in front of such a wonderful string quilt! Quilts were often used as backdrops in photographs ----and to have all of these photos in one volume is just such a wonderful idea for a book.
It’s Monday. Time to get a move on and get all those Monday things out of the way so I can do some stitching this afternoon.
Wishing you a wonderful week, whatever you get up to!