I mentioned here that I learned a lot from collecting quilts. In fact most of what I know about American history I learned through studying the quilts made there. This wonderful book is one I will never part with. I can't do better than give you the blurb from the back...
'An unusual history of the art of quilting, the social contact, the solace, the discipline it represents....the women who speak through the book shared a vision, a strength, and a spirit that few of us will never know or understand.....'
I might add many of them withstood hardships most of us will never know or understand either.
(First published in 1978, I see it is still available from Amazon for between £1.39 and £65.12 - does anyone understand how Amazon pricing works?)