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Quilts evoke the past - they stimulate our earliest memories of security and comfort and resonate with historical and cultural references. For the first time, the V&A showcases its extensive patchwork and quilt collection in one sumptuously illustrated publication. Major essays by leading textile and quilt historians document the fascinating history of British patchwork and quiltmaking, while individual case studies focus on particularly complex or extraordinary pieces within the collection. Primary sources such as inventories, diaries, letters, and pieces from both private and public collections offer opportunities to reinterpret the personal narratives that document life cycle events such as marriage, childbirth, love, and loss. This book offers a unique opportunity to discover one of the V&A's most hidden collections. Quilts1700-2010 includes a comprehensive catalogue, providing a key work of reference for quilters, quilt and textile historians, designers, and anyone interested in the extraordinarily creative and eccentric culture of Great Britain

Praise for Quilts 1700-2010

Quilts 1700-2010: Hidden Histories, Untold Stories reveals a wealth of information about fabric traditions in a sumptuously detailed volume published by the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum, London. --Fiberarts magazine Lovers of quilt history will relish Quilts 1700-2010: Hidden Histories, Untold Stories, edited by Sue Prichard. Covering more than 300 years of quiltmaking and published to accompany a major exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the book is filled with large, full-color photos and personal and social histories to reveal the quiltmakers' connections to the world at large. --Quiltmaker magazine

Synopsis:

This groundbreaking book documents the fascinating history of quilt and patchwork production in Britain. The hidden histories and personal narratives of some of the most evocative objects in the V&As collection are revealed, from the origins of the “love poem” on the “Chapman marriage coverlet” to the sources of inspiration for the intricately pieced pictorial “George III coverlet.” Originally published to accompany a wildly popular V&A exhibition, this lavishly illustrated book presents quilt-making as much more than craft.

About the Author

Sue Prichard is the curator of contemporary textiles at the V&A.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781851776085
Author:
Prichard, Sue
Publisher:
Victoria & Albert Museum
Subject:
Quilts & Quilting
Subject:
Crafts; Quilting
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 color and black-and-white illustrati
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10 x 9.75 in

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Product details 240 pages V & A Enterprises - English 9781851776085 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This groundbreaking book documents the fascinating history of quilt and patchwork production in Britain. The hidden histories and personal narratives of some of the most evocative objects in the V&As collection are revealed, from the origins of the “love poem” on the “Chapman marriage coverlet” to the sources of inspiration for the intricately pieced pictorial “George III coverlet.” Originally published to accompany a wildly popular V&A exhibition, this lavishly illustrated book presents quilt-making as much more than craft.
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