A richly detailed history of one of America's best-loved folk arts features more than 250 full-color images of quilts from the colonial period through the mid-twentieth century; traces the development of quilting techiques, colors, and fabrics; and examines the political, social, and cultural significance of the quilt. Reprint. 15, 000 first printing.The sewing machine made the home production of these elaborate garments much easier: aquot;I wish I was one of those sassy sorts that never gets in a fret over anything. ... Initially, sewing machines cost $500, far out of reach of the middle class, but the Singer firm developed the installment plan ... The sewing machine was a womana#39;s aquot;most expensive and treasured possession, aquot; often passed on in her will.
|Title||:||The American Quilt|
|Author||:||Roderick Kiracofe, Mary Elizabeth Johnson, Mary Elizabeth Johnson Huff|
|Publisher||:||Clarkson Potter - 2004-09-28|