Very inspiring. Reminded me of one of the main reasons women stitch--community with other women. When you were a mother of six on a ranch miles from another family, you showed up for quilting bees when they happened! Women quilted because they needed to, for bedcoverings, but they also often took pride in their work, loved the quilts they made. Realized about a third of the way into it it was one of the sources for the play The Quilters. I really enjoyed the way the authors simply transcribed th
Amazing! Ms. Cooper interviewed many women (and some men) whose quilts were bound into the very lives they led. In this modern day it is hard to imagine the rigorous lives of these pioneering spirits who forged a life for themselves and their families through tough times. The stories range from sweet to astounding to sad to funny and each one gives a glimpse into the important events of these people's existence.
I loved this book. Hearing the words of long time quilters from many years ago told me not just about their quilting but also about their way of life. The photos of their quilts only added to the story. Quilting was like breathing to them. What a legacy!
This is a reference book that I use constantly in teaching about this craft/art. Moving and inspiational. Recommended not only for quilters but for those seeking to learn more about life in the 30s.
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