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QUILTS OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY: LETORT QUILTERS DOCUMENTATION PROJECT. {Cover title: Quilts of Cumberland County: 1700s to 1970.} Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, 2016. 176 pp. with 397 ills. (381 col.). 29 x 23 cm. LC 2016-930713 ISBN 9780764351099 In English.
Publisher's description: View 170 quilts that were in homes and collections in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and learn about the county's role as a crossroads in our nation's history. Documented by members of the Letort Quilters Guild, specimens from the 1700s through 1970 are showcased in beautiful detail, inviting the reader to learn more about these treasures, now housed at the Cumberland County Historical Society. The curated collection highlights some of the features that make quilts of such lasting interest, and basic information about them provides an overview of quilting over the past several hundred years. It also serves as a reminder of the value of preserving this part of our heritage through simple practices such as labeling a quilt and storing it properly. It will inspire readers to take a new interest in quilts and leave them with basic skills for finding, appreciating, and caring for vintage quilts.
Indexing: Western — United States, Northeast — Several Periods — Textile/Fiber Arts — Naive/Folk/Outsider Art, Women Artists
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 172346
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