The largest, most comprehensive history of American quilts ever published, The Quilt investigates the evolution of quilting in America. Author Elise Schebler Roberts traces the path of the quilt’s history, from colonial whole cloth to pioneer bed coverings, Civil War quilts to Victorian Crazies, and Depression-era patchwork to quilts of the present day, relating the stories behind these treasures and the people who stitched them together.
The Quilt is gloriously illustrated with more than 200 full-color photographs of classic collectible quilts, black-and-white historical photos of quilters, and vintage quilting memorabilia including pattern booklets, advertisements, posters, postcards, and more. Contributors include accomplished quilters and authors Alex Anderson, Patricia Cox, Sandra Dallas, Helen Kelley, Jean Ray Laury, and Ami Simms. The Quilt is the one book no quilter will want to be without.