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Quilts, Their Story and How to Make Them

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Although the quilt is one of the most familiar and necessary articles in our households, its story is yet to be told. In spite of its universal use and intimate connection with our lives, its past is a mystery which -- at the most -- can only be partially unravelled. (from the Introduction)

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Their Story and How to Make Them





Garden City New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1916

[Illustration: INDIANA WREATH

Made in 1858. Colours: red, green, yellow, and pink]

Copyright, 1915, by Doubleday, Page & Company All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages, including the Scandinavian


CHAPTER PAGE Introduction xv

I. Patchwork in Antiquity 3

II. Patchwork and Quilting During the Middle Ages 16

III. Patchwork and Quilting in Old England 34

IV. The Quilt in America 60

V. How Quilts Are Made 89

VI. Quilt Names 115

VII. Quilt Collections and Exhibitions 133

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