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Quilts in the Attic: Uncovering the Hidden Stories of the Quilts We Love

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For generations, quilts have both preserved history and furthered artistic innovation, leading to personal and creative discoveries that have changed lives. In Quilts in the Attic, author and quiltmaker Karen Musgrave presents 30 stories of great quilt discoveries, including hidden masterpieces, fascinating finds, and treasured family heirlooms. The tales in this book are ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published February 15th 2012 by Voyageur Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Melanie
Dec 18, 2012 Melanie rated it really liked it
The tales that Quilts would tell if they could only speak! Quilts in the Attic looks at 30 different quilts and their stories.

I love books like this where I can set it next to my chair, pick it up and read one of the stories before I am beckoned back to my duty as a Mom. Sometimes finishing an entire book seems to be too much for my children to handle. I could easily read through this entire book if given time however, in one sitting! I love the history of quilts, the quilters and how they came
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Asuka0278
Feb 07, 2013 Asuka0278 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I love all the different stories about the history of the quilts. I also enjoyed reading how people found themselves immersed in the world of quilts; whether through an inheritance or a chance find at an estate auction. I was particularly touched by the story of the lady with anxiety. I suffer from the same problem and like her quilting and being creative are an outlet for channeling that anxious energy. It's very therapeutic. My only complaint about the book was ...more
Haley Mathiot
May 29, 2012 Haley Mathiot rated it really liked it
This book is so inspiring! I loved flipping through the book and looking at the pictures of the quilts and reading about them. It was fun to read, too. These stories felt more like fictional short-stories than they did a historical report! The only thing I would change is I would have liked the book itself to be a little larger, because the pictures were so small. I also would have liked to see more pictures of the quilt. There was only one picture of each quilt.

This would be an excellent gift
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Rachelle
Aug 05, 2015 Rachelle rated it really liked it
I was looking for a book that began with Q so I searched in the Green Free Library catalog and foun 746.9 MUS. This book shows a picture of a quilt and tells a story about that quilt. I showed the book to someone who was quilting and she showed it to a friend as it was given in memory of that woman's cousin.
Kirsten
Aug 13, 2012 Kirsten rated it liked it
Shelves: quilts
found one major mistake - the book states that Nebraska became a state in 1864. In fact, it became a state in 1867 - an easy to check fact. hopefully the other facts are correct! and yes, it could have a LOT more pictures!!! otherwise, love the book.
Tkjtwmr
Sep 11, 2014 Tkjtwmr rated it liked it
Documents quilts people have found in strange places, bought at yard sales etc. Some are very old which was interesting to learn how they had survived hundreds of years. Not a page turner however.
Elaine Griffith
Apr 07, 2015 Elaine Griffith rated it really liked it
Shelves: quilting
I did not expect type of book. A collection of short stories, with it's own family history
I hope this author has more books of this nature.I believe I would enjoy them all
Leslie
Jan 07, 2016 Leslie rated it really liked it
It was rather intriguing how the author and others investigated some quilts that were over 100 years old to find out information about the creator and their lives.
Karen
Jan 22, 2013 Karen rated it liked it
An interesting book for quilt history buffs. Lots of stories about quilts and their makers and the stories that they tell.
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