It is worth every penny.
When I get a new book, I do a quick flip through and then circle back to read it. I had a hard time flipping through this one. I kept wanting to stop at every antique quilt.
The castle? I can hardly wait to visit - what a rich history!
I have started reading and am enjoying every word.
An's description of her girlhood introduction to textiles is sweet. Her description of her textile events brings back memories of her home and attic. So many precious textiles to be enjoyed.
I'm captivated by the story of Ante Gjalts Reitsma who made two quilts in her teenage years.
I think I will even embroider my initials in the center as she did. I might even go so far as to use the Friesian styled letters.
The original quilt is in the Fries Museum Leeuwarden.
The quilt on the back cover is the Groningen. Of course, that goes on my list too.
c.1815, and An notes, 'There are no rules in our country (meaning how quilts are constructed) Every quilt has its own character and is made according to how the quilter feels".
The center star is made from a single piece of 18th century Indian chintz.
Check with your Quiltmania retailer to order a copy.
Link to Our Etsy Shop HERE.
Lots of new additions in Vintage Treasures HERE.