Quilts in a Material World: Selections from the Winterthur Collection

  • ISBN13: 9780810930124
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In this pioneering publication, Winterthur’s renowned quilt collection is presented through dazzling color photographs that showcase rich fabrics and skillful needlework techniques. The letters of twenty-three-year-old Mary Remington, a dedicated quilt maker, and the extraordinary whitework quilt she made in 1815—the only known example of an American quilted coat of arms—provide themes for the book, which looks at the quilts through the lives of their makers. … More >>

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5 Responses to “Quilts in a Material World: Selections from the Winterthur Collection”

  1. “Quilts from a material world” is a long-awaited opportunity to view some of the finest quilts in Winterthur’s collections, but also to have them expertly placed in social, economic, mercantile, and political context by Linda Eaton’s well-researched and readable narrative. This book is a must for quilt and fabric historians, American history buffs, and members of the general reading public who are interested in knowing more about American material culture (in both senses of the word “material”). It is an excellent contribution to the study of fabrics and quilts.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. E Rice says:

    i have barely had time to savour this book. there is so much to interest quilters and non-quilters that it is hard to know where to start to review.

    the photographs of the quilts are wonderful, with lots of details. the textile history is thorough and accurate, including a fascinating section on the different techniques of putting pattern on cloth. the history of the quilters is, yes, fascinating, including letters written by one quilter to her fiance and later husband in the early part of the 19th century.

    anyone interested in early america, early manufacturing, and the lives of our forebears will enjoy this book as much as any quilter.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. My wife is a “quilter”. While I was on the East Coast attending a family reunion, one of my cousins, with whom I was staying, asked if I wanted to join her in a tour of Winterthur, close to where she lives. I accepted the invitation and totally enjoyed it especially the quilt collection there. I am not a quilter myself – there are some males interested in and “artists” in this art form, but I have become acquainted with it through my wife’s interest in it. When I saw this book, examined it and checked out other’s reviews of it, I decided it would make a nice birthday gift for my wife. I liked the fact that it dealt with the history of this art form here in the US, the quilt makers of particular quilts, and the progression of technique in “constructing” them. To me it would appeal to my wife’s knowledge of this art form through the collection of the H. F. DuPont family.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. C. Harp says:

    This is a great book for both quilt lovers and history lovers. The stories that go with the quilts are interesting and well written. I love reproducing antique quilts and the photographs are all top notch. A must have for any serious quilter.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. J. Diwell says:

    I purchased this book as a momento of my trip to the Winterthur Estate. The estate is fabulous and well worth the visit. In the book you not only have some fabulous quilts but you also get the history too. This book would be a great addition to anyone’s library or coffee table. Linda has included excerpts from letters, poems and advertising. This is not just “another” quilt book. It is a well researched and written history book.It is a fabulous read.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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