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I bought this book for myself before Christmas, I like to say my dog Roxy shops for me! She has such good taste.
"Quilts In Everyday Life, 1855-1955"
A 100 Year Photographic History
By Janet Finley
Schiffer Publishing ISBN 978-0-7643-4216-5
As I read the book I started thinking of all the people I knew that would enjoy the book - it's not just for those of us interested in quilt history.
I purchased additional copies as gifts. It is a great book for the study of social customs, period dress and home furnishings - even house plants. Anyone who loves photography also needs this book.
|Used with permission from the author|
Lydia Clapp b. 1817
This is my picture of a picture in the book
Janet selected 325 pictures from her collection, the earliest dated 1855. She researched each photo in detail. As she demonstrates, every picture tells a story, and what a beautiful group of stories!
Since the book is based in real life, it covers birth and death with so many events in between, all with a quilt in the photo.
Roller skating in a dress made like a crazy quilt? <vbg>
Dog included in family picnic on a quilt
Clothes lines filled with laundry - including quilts
Check your local bookstore, quilt shop or book outlet and if you can't find the book you can order directly from Schiffer along with other quilt related titles! You might need more than one...
In an age when we take photos for granted, I wonder how many of us have been photographed with our quilts? Making our quilts? Is it important to have pictures of yourself with your quilts and/or sewing?
Leave a comment - I just might have a prize for someone...
UPDATE: Regan - Floating on A Quilted Cloud won a singed copy of the book
Additonal info about the book HERE
Janet is also available to speak to your group - let me know if you need contact information.