Download and read online True Blue Quilts in PDF and EPUB Turn something old into something new... with all things blue! The blue-and-white quilt is one of the most desired antiques, and many can still be found in good condition. Preserve and honor history with 15 traditional blue-quilt patterns made from reproduction fabrics. Discover the progression of blue quilts through the Civil War years, from the first indigo fabrics to synthetic dyes. Create heirlooms from traditional blocks with this valuable book of pieced quilts for beginners.
Download and read online The 4 x 5 Quilt Block Anthology in PDF and EPUB Gather your favorite reproduction fabrics and stitch magnificent 4" x 5" blocks! Enjoy trying your hand at a wide range of distinctly different quilt blocks--182 in all--from stunning yet simple blocks to intricate paper-pieced designs. We've done the math for you, taking the effort out of resizing traditional square blocks into attractive 4" x 5" beauties Learn how to assemble your blocks into a one-of-a-kind sampler quilt Includes tips to help you set up a fun block exchange or club with friends
Download and read online Going West in PDF and EPUB Going West: Quilts and Community Along the Trail reveals the essential role that quilts and the making of quilts played in the lives of women on the frontier. A stunning colour presentation of over 50 nineteenth-century quilts either made, or lovingly t
Download and read online Preserving History in PDF and EPUB Discover how to reproduce the time-honored treasures of the past with authenticity and ease. Create your own versions of antique designs from a stunning collection of history-rich quilts spanning the late 1800s through the 1930s. Get the historic look you love with detailed instructions for constructing your reproduction from start to finish, with a special focus on the types of quilting designs popular through the years. Use your modern quilting tools and skills to re-create antique quilts for daily use or display An essential resource, brimming with possibilities for antique-quilt lovers Close-up photos and detailed construction tips make it easy to understand how antique quilts were finished
Download and read online Minick and Simpson Blue and White in PDF and EPUB Join expert quiltmaker Laurie Simpson and acclaimed rug hooker Polly Minick on a journey of inspiration and inventive ideas. Explore a matchless collection of stunning quilts, magnificent hooked rugs, and a treasury of one-of-a-kind textiles showcased in a variety of settings, from classic and coastal to Americana. Inspired vignettes are filled with ideas for highlighting textiles that will be right at home with your decor. You'll find it all in blue and white: clever decorating tips to bring a breath of freshness to your personal style, rich full-color photographs demonstrating the authors' advice for curating and decorating with textiles, insight on adding diversity to a two-color palette, and a stunning collection of one-of-a-kind quilts, rugs, and textiles you won't see anywhere else.
Download and read online Away from Home in PDF and EPUB Nancy Rink drew inspiration for this book from the diaries and letters of Lowell, Massachusetts, Mill Girls and the history of the textile factories where they worked. Includes the featured sampler quilt, and eight more original quilts and projects.
Download and read online Civil War Quilts in PDF and EPUB With over 170 photos and an engaging text, this book tells the stories of fourteen extraordinary Civil War quilts and the women who made them. Some of these quilts tell love stories, others relate the determination of women seeking an active role in the war effort, and some of patriotism and creative abilities of people caring about others. All of these quilts tell stories of struggle and survival. In addition, this book contains information for making traditional 19th century bindings and potholder quilts, plus over 45 patterns for making reproduction Civil War era quilts. Also included is information on reproduction fabrics and how to participate in modern soldier-related community service quilting. This book is a must read for any serious quilter, historian, or Civil War enthusiast.
Download and read online English Paper Piecing in PDF and EPUB Vicki Bellino, author of the popular Bloom Creek Quilts, presents a delightful selection of English paper-piecing quilt patterns. Using gorgeous pieced elements as appliques, Vicki eliminates the tedium and opens up exciting new design options. Twelve inspiring quilt patterns, from a small quilt suitable for framing to larger wall hangings and bed quilts Beautiful English paper-piecing designs categorized by shape: hexagons, diamonds, pentagons, and Dresden wedges Shapes to make whole quilts, block elements, or appliques--great for scraps
Download and read online Around the Tuscan Table in PDF and EPUB In this delicious book, noted food scholar Carole M. Counihan presents a compelling and artfully told narrative about family and food in late 20th-century Florence. Based on solid research, Counihan examines how family, and especially gender have changed in Florence since the end of World War II to the present, giving us a portrait of the changing nature of modern life as exemplified through food and foodways.
Download and read online The Price for Their Pound of Flesh in PDF and EPUB Groundbreaking look at slaves as commodities through every phase of life, from birth to death and beyond, in early America In life and in death, slaves were commodities, their monetary value assigned based on their age, gender, health, and the demands of the market. The Price for Their Pound of Flesh is the first book to explore the economic value of enslaved people through every phase of their lives--including preconception, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, the senior years, and death--in the early American domestic slave trade. Covering the full "life cycle," historian Daina Ramey Berry shows the lengths to which enslavers would go to maximize profits and protect their investments. Illuminating "ghost values" or the prices placed on dead enslaved people, Berry explores the little-known domestic cadaver trade and traces the illicit sales of dead bodies to medical schools. This book is the culmination of more than ten years of Berry's exhaustive research on enslaved values, drawing on data unearthed from sources such as slave-trading records, insurance policies, cemetery records, and life insurance policies. Writing with sensitivity and depth, she resurrects the voices of the enslaved and provides a rare window into enslaved peoples' experiences and thoughts, revealing how enslaved people recalled and responded to being appraised, bartered, and sold throughout the course of their lives. Reaching out from these pages, they compel the reader to bear witness to their stories, to see them as human beings, not merely commodities. A profoundly humane look at an inhumane institution, The Price for Their Pound of Flesh will have a major impact how we think about slavery, reparations, capitalism, nineteenth-century medical education, and the value of life and death.
Download and read online A Tramp Across the Continent in PDF and EPUB When young Charles Lummis heard about a job in the small town of Los Angeles more than a century ago, he walked all the way to it?across the plains, up Pike's Peak, down Devil's Gorge, through the Grand Canyon, over the desert. It was, by conservative estimate, one of the grandest hikes in American history. With no reason to be modest, Lummis called his "unpretentious" account of it "the wayside notes of a happy vagabonding."
Download and read online Pregnancy and Power in PDF and EPUB The second wave of feminism was one of the most significant political and cultural developments of the 1960s and 1970s. Yet the role radical feminism played within the women's movement remains hotly contested. For some, radical feminism has made a lasting contribution to our understanding of male privilege, and the ways the power imbalance between men and women affects the everyday fabric of women's lives. For others, radical feminism represents a reflexive hostility toward men, sex, and heterosexuality, and thus is best ignored or forgotten. Rather than have the movement be interpreted by others, Radical Feminism permits the original work of radical feminists to speak for itself. Comprised of pivotal documents written by U.S. radical feminists in the 1960s and 1970s, Radical Feminism combines both unpublished and previously published manifestos, position papers, minutes of meetings, and newsletters essential to an understanding of radical feminism. Consisting of documents unavailable to the general public, and others in danger of being lost altogether, this panoramic collection is organized around the key issues of sex and sexuality, race, children, lesbianism, separatism, and class. Barbara A. Crow rescues the groundbreaking original work of such groups as The Furies, Redstockings, Cell 16, and the Women's Liberation Movement. Contributors include Kate Millet, Susan Brownmiller, Shulamith Firestone, Rosalyn Baxandall, Toni Morrison, Ellen Willis, Anne Koett, and Vivan Gornick.
Download and read online The Way to Rainy Mountain in PDF and EPUB First published in paperback by UNM Press in 1976, The Way to Rainy Mountain has sold over 200,000 copies. "The paperback edition of The Way to Rainy Mountain was first published twenty-five years ago. One should not be surprised, I suppose, that it has remained vital, and immediate, for that is the nature of story. And this is particularly true of the oral tradition, which exists in a dimension of timelessness. I was first told these stories by my father when I was a child. I do not know how long they had existed before I heard them. They seem to proceed from a place of origin as old as the earth. "The stories in The Way to Rainy Mountain are told in three voices. The first voice is the voice of my father, the ancestral voice, and the voice of the Kiowa oral tradition. The second is the voice of historical commentary. And the third is that of personal reminiscence, my own voice. There is a turning and returning of myth, history, and memoir throughout, a narrative wheel that is as sacred as language itself."--from the new Preface
Download and read online Ten Days a Madwoman in PDF and EPUB "A biography of Nellie Bly, the pioneering journalist whose showy but substantive stunts skyrocketed her to fame"--
Download and read online The Quilters Ultimate Visual Guide in PDF and EPUB Contains over 700 how-to illustrations for backing quilts, embellishment, paper piecing, machine quilting, and using templates and stencils