Down by the old mill stream : quilts in Rhode Island / edited by Linda Welters & Margaret T. Ordoñez
Книга | Kent State University Press | 2000

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xvii, 309 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Foreword / Virginia Gunn -- Introduction / Linda Welters and Margaret T. Ordonez -- Pt. 1. Essays on Culture, Technology, and Quilts in Rhode Island. Cultural Legacies / Linda Welters. Woven Documents: Technological and Economic Factors Influencing Rhode Island Textile Production to 1840 / Gail Fowler Mohanty. Secrets of the Printer's Palette: Colors and Dyes in Rhode Island Quilts / Martin Bide. Technology Reflected: Printed Textiles in Rhode Island Quilts / Margaret T. Ordonez. Social Connectedness: Memories of Family and Community / Catherine A. Cerny -- Pt. 2. Stitches through Time: A Selection of Rhode Island Quilts. Toile Quilt by Kathleen A. McAreavey. Quercitron: A North American Dyestuff by Jeffrey A. Butterworth. A Petticoat Quilt by Linda Welters. An African American Story by Linda Welters. Quilts for Four-Poster Beds by Susan Handy Kirby. The Ship Quilt by Linda Eppich. Patterns in Patches by Aud Fjellberg Ackerman.
"Down by the Old Mill Stream connects history, culture, and technology to quilts in Rhode Island and details developments in textile production that affected materials available to quiltmakers. The essay in Part I explore technological developments and textile production - spinning, weaving, dyeing, and printing - as illustrated in quilt fabrics.
Additional essays connect Rhode Island quilts to the state's historic, cultural, and social heritage, exploring the stylistic aspects of quilts made by various ethnic groups and the power of quilts to connect generations. Part II highlights thirty quilts, dating from the mid-eighteenth century through 1935. These vignettes explore such topics as shipwrecks that brought calicoes to Block Island and a quilt made by a suspected female vampire."--BOOK JACKET.
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