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Texas Quilts and Quilters


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Marcia Kaylakie is a quilt collector, teacher, judge, and certified appraiser. Her lectures and workshops feature antique and vintage quilts from her own collection as she shows how American quilts reflect social, political, and economic history. She also teaches quilt care, conservation, storage and documentation.Janice Whittington, who has taught English and writing for more than thirty years, is author of the poetry book Into a Thousand Mouths and coeditor of The Waltz He Was Born For: An Introduction to the Writing of Walt McDonald.Jim Lincoln and his wife, Judy, have photographed for numerous quilt calendars and books, including America from the Heart--America Remembers 9/11, Celebrate Great Quilts, I Remember Mama, and Imagine That!


Kaylakie has crafted a remarkably fine read, revealing privately held quilts that are touchstones ... She knows quilts with both (gloved!) hands, sharing their stories deftly.--Xenia E. Cord, President American Quilt Study Group ""The stories of these quilts are trapunto-puffed, fat and rounded, stuffed with the stuff of real people.""--Joyce Gibson Roach, fellow, Texas Folklore Society and Texas State Historical Association ""[Texas Quilts and Quilters] is a visual delight that adds to the body of work on Texas quilts and quiltmakers... Jim Lincoln's photographs of the quilts, both overall views and clear details, are outstanding... Overall, the chosen quilts reflect the challenges and joys of life in the Great Plains... Kaylakie's choices can inspire other to look in-depth at how the sense of place influences both process and product."" -- Virginia Gunn, Great Plains Quarterly, Fall 2008 ""The stories included with each quilt make this book very special indeed...Marcia Kaylakie's stories tell of special quilts owned by people who love them and the stories their quilts tell."" --Mary Lou Midkiff, The Permian Historical Annual, Vol. 48, 2008

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