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Quilts 1700-2010: Hidden Histories, Untold Stories

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'Quilts 1700–2010: Hidden Histories, Untold Stories reveals a wealth of information about fabric traditions in a sumptuously detailed volume'  - Fiberarts Magazine

'Lovers of quilt history will relish Quilts 1700–2010: Hidden Histories, Untold Stories, edited by Sue Prichard. Covering more than 300 years of quilt-making .. the book is filled with large, full-color photos and personal and social histories to reveal the quilt-makers’ connections to the world at large.'  -Quiltmaker Magazine

Detail of an 1829 quilt by Elizabeth Chapman

Published for the V&A's popular 2010 exhibition, this meticulously researched catalogue showcases the V&A's extensive patchwork and quilt collection while exploring the historical context and relevance of the art form today.

The volume includes essays documenting the social history of quilt and patchwork production in Britain as well as individual case studies focusing on particular pieces within the collection.

A key focus of both the exhibition and the book is the hidden histories and personal narratives within the quilts. The book draws on primary sources including diaries, letters and inventories to interpret these tales and that range from lost children, unfaithful husbands, to imprisonment and deportation.

Highly recommended as a gift and reference book for quilters, textile historians and designers.

Look through the book here.

  • Author: Sue Prichard, Curator of Contemporary Textiles, V&A
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Date published: February 2012
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1851776085
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 25.4 x 2.5 cm