|Book - Front Cover|
If you love antique quilts, there is a new book you will want in your library.
In War Time: A Study of Civil War Quilts 1850-1865
By the American Quilt Study Group
The book contains 50 quilts from the study, 25 of which are traveling the country for four years. The traveling quilts are currently at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell.
Copies are available at most exhibit venues and on Amazon HERE. The book was published by AQSG and all proceeds benefit the organization. The study involved no 'prizes' - everything for the project is donated and benefits AQSG.
|My quilt in the book|
I was fortunate to be able to see all 50 quilts in the opening exhibition last year in Milwaukee. I've written about my entry before. To see those posts, click HERE.
I am hoping that any of you who visit the exhibit in Lowell will email me photos for my scrap book.
The book is filled with 100's of color photos and history.
Each entrant is required to have written permission from the owner of the antique quilt. There are also size constraints and selection criteria for consideration.
You can read the new entry requirements for 2016 HERE.
It is my pleasure to know so many of the study quilt makers personally and share our passion for quilts and quilt history.
I hope you add a copy of the book to your quilt history library and have a chance to see the exhibit.
Have a great week, Dawn