Love of Quilts: A Treasury of Classic Quilting Stories Paperback – Jun 4 2004
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From the Inside Flap
Love of Quilts brings to life the captivating worlds of quilters in other times and places. These twenty-eight entertaining short stories about quilts and quilters have been collected from the pages of such classic magazines as Godey's Lady's Book, Harper's Bazaar, and Good Housekeeping.
From courtings that nearly go astray to husbands and wives brought together by quilts to quilters obsessed with securing scraps, Love of Quilts is at once a delightful read and a slice of social history.
Also included is a bibliography of quilt fiction and a timeline that lists American quilt fiction, plays, poems, and patterns published from 1845 to 1940. If you love quilts, Love of Quilts is a must read!
About the Author
Cuesta Ray Benberry is a respected quilt historian and the author of Always There: The African-American Presence in American Quilts. She was inducted into the Quilter's Hall of Fame in 1983.
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Quilts can cross so many spans of life and stations of life. They can give us a piece of history that can be pasted down from generations to come. We can feel them, pet them and dream of the relations that we have not meet before. The historical view point is interesting as you read the different types of quilts and fabrics throughout the book with the historical publishing's for women of the times.We have some that represent the Civil War, some of them have a moral with in the story, there are some that are told from the different stations with in a household. Think "Downton Abbey" and I love the timeline of events in the back of the book as well. Now some might have trouble with some of the dialect used in some of the stories, but I found that it lent it's self more to the time line in which the story happened.
The stories are various in their telling, and subjects as there are quilt patterns, but they always have a quilt in them to bring the collection together. The different stories will invoke a wide range of emotions. You can connect with the writers and the stories.
I enjoyed the book very much, so yes I would recommend it others like my local library; so that more local quilters can share in the joy of the book. I will give this 5 out of 5 stars.