14 2018 NEW RELEASES SOUTHERN QUILTS: Celebrating Traditions, History, and Designs Mary W. Kerr • Celebrates what makes Southern quilt traditions distinct, including a heritage inclusive of all socioeconomic levels • 270 full-color images include quilts from every Deep South state • Enticing and important quilts brought together from 17 institutions and more than 50 private collections In more than 270 color images, hundreds of quilts, juxtaposed for the first time, celebrate and explore the South’s rich quilting history. Quilt expert Mary W. Kerr joins 13 other historians to show why Southern quilts have a distinctiveness setting them apart, including factors like their patterns, use of tiny pieces, and specific color choices. Learn how the South’s quilting traditions developed among all socioeconomic levels, and in communities such as African American, Scots Irish, and German. The use of cotton, the prominence ofmaking-do aesthetics, and other characteristics are discussed, with in-depth looks at topics like feed sack use and tri-color quilts. Explore the classic patterns of CrownofThorns,Whigs’ Defeat, andDoubleWedding Ring. Enjoy regional treasures likeTexas Rattlesnake, the ShenandoahValley Farmers Fancy, andmanymore.This compilation includes quilts fromevery Deep South state, offering commentary, examples, and insights. MaryW. Kerr is an AmericanQuilt Society certified appraiser, curator, and award-winning quilter. She is the author of many books, including Twisted: Modern Quilts with a Vintage Twist and Recycled Hexie Quilts . Size: 8 1/2" × 11" • 272 color images • 144 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-5502-8 • hard cover • $29.99 AVAILABLE IN APRIL OTHER BOOKS YOU MAY ENJOY! World War II Quilts, 2nd Edition Sue Reich 978-0-7643-5334-5 $39.99 Quilts of Virginia 1607-1899 Virginia Consortium of Quilters’ Documentation Project 978-0-7643-2465-9 $29.99 Quilts Presidential and Patriotic Sue Reich 978-0-7643-5041-2 $39.99