Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (February 1, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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It's not often you get to see a quilt style from the viewpoint of a generation of quiltmakers that made it big! This is an unusual book...it's chockful of quotes and stories about Crazy quilts from a wide variety of 19th century periodicals and newspapers. Mentions are far and wide, funny and serious, and include many hard-to-find sources. (Sue also did a similar book for patchwork...it's listed on , as well: ASIN:0764325957 Quilting News of Yesteryear: 1,000 Pieces and Counting)What makes this book even more interesting is its format -- each quote is set against a backdrop of beautiful, detailed photos of antique Crazies in all their glory. Page after page of pattern, color and design gives you inspiration for your own work.I've set CRAZY AS A BEDQUILT by a favorite chair, so I can dip into it now and again for another juicy nibble of quilt history. This book belongs in your library -- it's inspiring, easy on the eye, and provides information you won't find anywhere else.
If you are an avid crazy quilter, like me, and are into the history of crazy quilts, this book is a wealth of information gleaned from period sources. I found it educational, humorous and thought provoking. To see how women were treated and written about in Victorian versus modern times is interesting. If you crazy quilt, you need this book.
Good book, but not a lot of info. Not many books out on the subject so glad to find this. Wish there were more information.
The book is interesting, but I was expecting more as far as pictures are concerned. It is really just a copy of advertisements for crazy quilting. Fun to browse through, but probably more for historians than crafters.
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