Fons & Porter presents quilts from the Henry Ford 24 vintage quilts celebrating American quiltmaking

Marianne Fons

Book - 2005

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Published
Urbandale, IA : Landauer 2005.
Language
English
Physical Description
207 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207)
ISBN
1890621919
Main Author
Marianne Fons (-)
Other Authors
Liz Porter (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Fons and Porter (cohosts, Love of Quilting ; coauthors, The Quilter's Complete Guide ) have chosen 24 vintage quilts from the collections of the Henry Ford, a Michigan museum complex established by the Ford family in 1929, and offer instructions and full-size patterns for each to enable the modern quilter to reproduce these American treasures. The quilts are divided into five major groups: "Quilts of Susan McCord" (an extraordinarily talented 19th-century Indiana farm wife who quilted for some 50 years), "Red & White Quilts," "Log Cabin Quilts," "Appliqué Quilts," and "Patchwork Quilts." Each pattern is illustrated with a color photo of the original quilt and includes a history, a materials list, full-size patterns, and step-by-step instructions. Special sections cover American quilting from 1825 to 1925, a gallery of McCord's quilts, and an annotated bibliography for further reading on 19th-century quilting. A solid choice for all quilting collections. [Page 76]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Learn the history, stories, and artistry of original quilts that represent the ingenuity, resourcefulness, and innovation of American quiltmakers. The 24 selected projects feature red and white quilts, Susan McCord quilts, log cabin quilts, appliqué quilts, and patchwork quilts inspired by antique quilts from the archives of the historic Henry Ford Museum. Each project includes easy-to-follow instructions and full-size patterns to make replicas of these vintage pieces of history.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

This spectacular, updated book features 24 vintage quilts celebrating American quiltmaking. You’ll learn the history, stories, and artistry of original quilts that represent the ingenuity, resourcefulness, and innovation of American quiltmakers. The 24 selected projects feature red and white quilts, Susan McCord quilts, log cabin quilts, appliqué quilts, and patchwork quilts inspired by antique quilts from the archives of The Henry Ford. Each project includes easy-to-follow instructions and full-size patterns for making replicas of vintage quilts. In addition to quilt projects, you’ll also find a quilting timeline, feature essay, and gallery section devoted to the impressive quilt collection of internationally-known nineteenth-century quilting genius Susan McCord at The Henry Ford.· Discover 24 quilt projects for making replicas of historic quilts with complete step-by-step instructions and full-size patterns· Includes sewing techniques and a timeline of the history of quilting in America· Includes special essay, A Century of Quilting Genius 1825-1925, and a gallery of The Susan McCord collection from The Henry Ford· The Henry Ford’s 90th anniversary of being founded is in October 2019