Found this great book and bought it.

If the quilt on the cover isn’t enough for you to lay out some cash, then I don’t know what would make you buy a book on quilt history.

To be very honest, until I became involved with the Alliance for American Quilts, and their steadfast resolve to document all of our quilts and we, as quiltmakers, I only had a fleeting interest in the history of quilts and those who made them. I now find myself not only buying these kinds of books, but actually reading them!  And, oh my, what a wealth of knowledge has clobbered me over the noggin! Who knew?

It is humbling to me to realize that the very soul of the quiltmaker goes into the handmade quilt  — all of our quilts — whether it be an original design or a Stack n Whack!

The photos in this book are delicious, cupcakes!  I enjoyed the text, too!   It is well worth the $$$ to have it in your collection.

Now, I don’t know the book’s author, Robert Shaw, from Adam, but if you’d like to buy a copy on just click —-> HERE.  Of course, you can order a copy from your local quilt shop and support your local business.  As a matter of fact, my buddy Toby Preston of Kindred Quilts, sells it in her shop, where I first saw it.

Do what you love, cupcake!  xoxom

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6 Comments on “Found this great book and bought it.”

  1. Danielle
    April 19, 2010 at 1:31 PM #

    Oh my gosh, those quilts are amazing. The swirled one with the starburst in the middle is absolutely stunning.


  2. carol
    April 19, 2010 at 1:38 PM #

    I have tons of ‘how to’ books and love to find the ones that have beautiful pictures and stories.


  3. April 19, 2010 at 1:41 PM #

    what a great coffe table book. do we still do that kind of thing? love it.


  4. jomaj
    April 19, 2010 at 3:02 PM #

    I have the book, and have met Robert Shaw. He has such a wealth of knowledge and is such a tremendous resource for those of us in New England – who get to run in to him at various events. It’s a beautiful book and a must-have.


  5. Nancy
    April 19, 2010 at 7:12 PM #

    Mark, why is it such a surprise? You haven’t lived (as a QUILTER) until you’ve made a quilt that bends your soul in half. Been there, done that, going there again!


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