Mary Black's Family Quilts

Mary Black's Family Quilts

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Mary Black's Family Quilts utilizes a remarkable collection of sixteen quilts to tell the story of a family through six generations and access the material behavior associated with quiltmaking traditions. The daughter of a prominent farmer, Mary Louisa Snoddy Black (1860-1927) is remembered in the Spartanburg, South Carolina, region for the hospital named in her honor and for the philanthropic foundation that continues to support community health and wellness. Laurel Horton explores the even more tangible legacy Black left to her descendants--trunks full of quilts made by women of the family, each labeled with detailed information about its origin and significance. Pairing the information from the labels with research culled from interviews, letters, and public documents, Horton stitches together the family's history across the fabric of two centuries as she explores the roles of women as keepers of home, hearth, and history in nineteenth- and twentieth-century America.Chrome orange, a mineral dye, was frequently used as an accent in red and green quilts in the mid-nineteenth century.aquot; Marya#39;s quilt ... We do not know when the Snoddy family bought their sewing machine or what brand they had. but sewing machines were widely used in this era. ... offered aquot;Singera#39;s celebrated sewing machines, the cheapest and the best sewing machine, for sale on easy terms.aquot; In theanbsp;...

Title:Mary Black's Family Quilts
Author:Laurel Horton
Publisher:Univ of South Carolina Press - 2005


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