American Quilts in the Industrial Age, 1760-1870: The International Quilt Study Center and Museum Collections


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University of Nebraska Press
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8.7 X 11.2 X 1.8 inches | 5.7 pounds

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About the Author

Patricia Cox Crews is founding director emerita of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum and professor emeritus in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has edited and coedited multiple books, including American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870-1940: The International Quilt Study Center Collections (Nebraska, 2009) and Wild by Design: Two Hundred Years of Innovation and Artistry in American Quilts. Carolyn Ducey is curator of collections at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum. She is the author of Chintz Appliqué From Imitation to Icon and is a contributing author of Wild by Design: Two Hundred Years of Innovation and Artistry in American Quilts.


"This book connects the large and immensely important collection at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Nebraska with the historical context in which these quilts were made. It covers an important topic that will be of interest to a wide range of scholars, collectors, and practitioners. An important contribution to the field."--Linda Eaton, director of collections and senior curator of textiles at Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library at the University of Delaware and the author of Quilts in a Material World
-- (03/01/2017)
"This comprehensive catalog will be extremely useful to quilt scholars and lovers around the world. It does an excellent job of showing us how each quilt has something to teach us. This book will appeal both to a scholarly audience and to a broader audience of quilt makers and enthusiasts."--Aimee Newell, executive director of the Luzerne County Historical Society (Pennsylvania) and the author of Stitch in Time: The Needlework of Aging Women in Antebellum America-- (03/01/2017)
"This generous volume testifies to the wealth of data available at the IQSCM and demonstrates its dedication to using its collections for cutting-edge research. In conjunction with its earlier volume, American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870-1940 (2009), it is a rich resource for quilt studies education and related courses in American history, women's history, decorative arts, and textiles."--Teri Klassen, Journal of Folklore Research-- (06/21/2018)
"An important contribution to scholarship on the art and history of the quilt, American Quilts in the Industrial Age does additional work for the broader field of material culture studies, providing a model for collaborative scholarship and what can be learned through the rigorous archaeology of objects."--B.L./I>--B.L. Herman "Choice "
"The ambitious goal of the IQSCM to successfully relate to quilt scholars and enthusiasts on every level has more than been met in this volume. The vivid imagery and narrative offers a glimpse into the lives of American women through the work of their hands and preserves an important part of the history of the first hundred years of the American republic."--Sherry Massey, Chronicles of Oklahoma--Sherry Massey "Chronicles of Oklahoma "
"From a genealogical perspective, this volume would be an important addition to the bookshelf for any genealogist who owns family quilts or would just like to study the art of quilt making."--Melissa Barker, FORUM--Melissa Barker "FORUM "