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Quilts and Quiltmakers Covering Connecticut

Quilts and Quiltmakers Covering Connecticut

The Connecticut Quilt Search Project

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As one of the thirteen original colonies, Connecticut made unique contributions to the development of America’s textile industry. Until now, however, quilts from this historic state have only been viewed in bits and pieces through other states’ documentation projects and museum collections. This beautifully illustrated book is the culmination of ten years of documentation and research and shows more than 145 outstanding and diverse quilts from Connecticut. They range from a signed and dated, pre-Revolutionary War Medallion quilt to a Grandmother’s Flower Garden made by one of Connecticut’s most prolific twentieth-century quiltmakers. Beyond the wonderful colors and shapes of the quilts are the fascinating stories of their makers, women and men whose lives were interwoven in Connecticut’s rich history. This book is a must for students of quilt history, women’s studies, textile enthusiasts, and devotees of American history.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 278 color photos | Index | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764314728 | Binding: soft cover

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The authors are a dedicated group of seven volunteers from the Connecticut Quilt Search Project. Drawing on their diverse interests in the world of quilting, each member contributed her unique talents and abilities to the writing of this book.