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Patchwork and Quilting (Shire Library 743) [Kindle Edition]

Heather Audin
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Patchwork quilts are hugely evocative emblems of our domestic past. With no two quite the same, each example hints both at the story of the particular household in which it was produced and at a larger piece of social history. But quilting is by no means only historical, with the craft seeing a huge revival in popularity in recent years, and items that were once made for purely utilitarian and practical reasons are now produced and appreciated for the connection they afford us to a rich vein of heritage and nostalgia. Illustrated with a stunning range of examples from the Quilters’ Guild Collection – of which the author is curator – this book is a wonderful introduction to a hugely important aspect of British domestic history.

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About the Author

Heather Audin has worked for the Quilters Guild as curator since the museum opened in 2008, where she is responsible for care of collections, writing and organising exhibitions and answering public enquiries on the historic collections. She has a background in museums and has documented a large range of museum collections including social history, costume and textiles. She also has a personal interest in historic costume, is a keen sewer and dabbles in patchwork in her spare time!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Not a glossy book of ideas for patchwork, but a well written book about its history. I make my patchwork purely by hand, so they feel like a little bit of history to me anyway, but this certainly reinforced that. It was interesting to find out why older silk patchworks deteriorate, and why red was such a popular colour.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very informative book 1 Nov. 2013
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very well written with lots of good information.a very useful book to keep dipping in and out of. a good one for anyone interested in the history of patchwork and quilting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable 12 Oct. 2013
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Excellent book for easy reading. Informative and based on detailed information. Excellent pictures and provides details for further research. Great value price
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good present 17 Jan. 2015
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Interestingl
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3.0 out of 5 stars ??? 9 Jan. 2014
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It's OK but I found the size and shape and general presentation very disappointing. In terms of content it's OK but clearly could have used a larger word count.
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