|Hardcover - Full Color|
When a new book arrives - I have to read it - I could not put this one down!
Pennsylvania Patchwork Pillowcases and Other Small Treasures focuses on a rare subset in quilt heritage - patchwork pillowcases by German immigrants in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
The book includes 300+ color photos, including high resolution detail photos of rare pieced and applique pillowcases from museums and private collections.
Ann has lived in the Philadelphia area for 25 years and has an incredible personal collection of Pennsylvania antiques.
In addition to her book, Ann is available for lectures HERE.
Her event in Southern California quickly sold out!
|Inset photo take from inside page|
I love to see applique grapes in antique quilts.
This is an example of just one closeup in the book. (However, it is my bad photo of the page)
You can see the detail of every hand stitch.
Almost as good as seeing the pillowcases in person - reading the antique personal notes,
studying the glorious fabrics and examining construction techniques.
The last chapter in the book - Small Treasures - could be a spin off for another book!
I love small textile items.
|A pair from my collection|
I pulled out a pair of pieced pillowcases from my collection.
Not as old or intricate as those in the book, but still fun. Kind of quirky and fun!
I have been making pillowcases from leftover fabric for each of my quilts, but nothing as wonderful as shown in the book.
Pennsylvania Pillowcases has inspired me to up my game - make more detailed and historically accurate sets.
You can order a copy of the book from Ann HERE.
She has an option for you to have your copy autographed!
I have done an applique doll bed pillowcase in traditional Pennsylvania prints.
It is applique with a reproduction chintz print on the back.
Do you have any pieced pillowcases or have you made them?
We would love to hear about them.
Have a great week!