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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. Published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.


For a signed copy, contact me at There is a $10.00 shipping and handling charge, which includes a padded mailing envelope and tracking. Checks can be made out to: Janet Finley. PayPal is accepted but contact me to make arrangements.


Click to read book reviews:

Why Quilts Matter blog post


Denver Post review written by Sandra Dallas


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