Sunday, October 19, 2014

American Quilts, The Democratic Art

The second edition of "American Quilts, The Democratic Art" by Bob Shaw is now available, and two of my quilts are part of the book.

A pieced quilt from South Carolina, made around 1870 by Florence Shealy of Saluda County, appears in the preface. It is an outstanding example of the design known today as New York Beauty.

The velvet fans quilt, c. 1920 from New York, was on the cover of the first edition of the book and is also included in the second edition.

The new book is available in bookstores and online, and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys quilts and art. Check it out on Amazon, click here.

1 comment:

  1. I need to look for this book next time I am out and about! p.s. please check this bicentennial quilt kit (not Mountain Mist) - it might be of interest to you: