Red & White Quilts

Red & White Quilts

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"This significant catalog is a highly detailed look at the world's most celebrated collection of red and white quilts. Like the Log Cabin or Baltimore-style, the red and white quilt is a hugely popular genre of quilting. Colorfast Turkey red dye became readily available in the mid-nineteenth century, so red and white quilts became extremely popular, due not only to the newness of the color but also because of the extremely vibrant and punchy contrasting color scheme. Featuring over 650 quilts from the past three centuries, this book is filled with the gorgeous and imaginative designs of feathered stars, diamonds, animals, oak leaves, baskets, lettering, and snowflakes, as well as fascinating examples of careful embroidery and appliqué. With inspiring handiwork, designs, and visual histories, this book exemplifies the sheer magnitude and poetry of red and white quilts and is a staple compendium of this beloved art form." --
Published: New York :, Skira Rizzoli in association with American Folk Art Museum, New York,, 2015.
ISBN: 9780847846528
Branch Call Number: 746.46 WAR
Characteristics: 352 pages :,color illustrations ;,29 cm
Alternative Title: Red and white quilts


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Apr 04, 2016

This book is gorgeous! There is an introduction, but after that the book is divided into sections about different quilt styles (e.g. stars, curves, etc.) and each section will have a one-page introduction with some historical info. Other than that, this book is all pictures (with sources). This book could serve as an awesome source of inspiration for quilters.


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