Beautiful antique quilts and a workbook of patterns come together in this lavish photography book for quilters. The 30 featured quilts of various types and styles are from the Wisconsin State Historical Society's collection, displayed in the period rooms at Old World Wisconsin, the Society's museum of German and Scandinavian farmhouses. Patterns and block layouts are provided for replicating each of the original quilts, which are illustrated here in a true historical context.
"The history is fascinating, and the finished quilts—many of them vintage and antique—are sure to inspire."—Library Journal
"[The author] carefully teases out the story and architecture of 30 quilts—all of them historic American folk art. She selected them to 'represent the amazing range and variety of output from American quilters over the past 175 years'."—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel