Georgia Quilts: Piecing Together a History - Wormsloe Foundation Publication (Paperback)Anita Zaleski Weinraub (editor)
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Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 1474 g
Dimensions: 254 x 260 x 25 mm
Better than fiction and more compelling than any history book, Georgia Quilts is a unique account of this state's rich heritage. Culling through more than 9,000 quilts brought to the Georgia Quilt Project survey, the authors formed a book that is part history and part quilt education. Georgia Quilts is spectacular, with revealing stories and fine research.--Merikay Waldvogel "author of Southern Quilts: Surviving Relics of the Civil War "
Quilts are one of America's favorite, and most vital, grassroots art forms. In the 1990s, The Georgia Quilt Project documented more than 9,000 historic and contemporary quilts residing in Georgia, the majority made in this state. Following a series of excellent exhibits, this long-awaited book provides a summary of the research findings that should prove invaluable in comparing our state's quilting heritage with that of other states already surveyed or awaiting similar projects. Beyond the data on the quilts themselves, the multifaceted essays offer perspectives that place the quilts within their proper historical, social, and human settings and create, like a pieced quilt itself, as close to a complete picture of Georgia's quilting story as we are likely to see.--John A. Burrison "Regents Professor and Director, Folklore Curriculum, Georgia State University "
Georgia Quilts admirably summarizes almost two-hundred years of creative accomplishment with needle and thread, skill and diligence, and should inspire Georgia quilters for the next two-hundred years.--John Michael Vlach "Professor of American Studies and of Anthropology, George Washington University "
It's nice to see what was once dismissed as 'women's work' finally getting its due. The once-humble quilt, now widely hailed as an art form, takes center stage in Georgia Quilts. With this lush 304-page tome, Georgia becomes the latest U.S. state to proudly claim a scholarly study of its quilts . . . Georgia Quilts offers more than quilts. It gives us the women who made them and 200 years of the Georgia in which they lived. It shows that so-called women's work is as much a part of the fabric of our state's heritage as wars and politics. Amen to that.--Southern Living