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    DescriptionPatchwork quilts are hugely evocative emblems of our domestic past. With no two quite the same, each example hints both at the story of the particular household in which it was produced and at a larger piece of social history. But quilting is by no means only historical, with the craft seeing a huge revival in popularity in recent years, and items that were once made for purely utilitarian and practical reasons are now produced and appreciated for the connection they afford us to a rich vein of heritage and nostalgia. Illustrated with a stunning range of examples from the Quilters' Guild Collection - of which the author is curator - this book is a wonderful introduction to a hugely important aspect of British domestic history.

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    Patchwork and Quilting in Britain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Heather Audin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 160 g
    ISBN 13: 9780747812418
    ISBN 10: 0747812411

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC E4L: ART
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    LC classification: NK
    B&T General Subject: 120
    BISAC V2.8: ANT047000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24260
    Abridged Dewey: 677
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK, AFWH
    BISAC V2.8: ART013000
    DC23: 746.460941
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, AFW, WCV
    Illustrations note
    10 MONO; 60 COLOUR
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    Publication date
    20 August 2013
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    Author Information
    Heather Audin has worked for the Quilters Guild as curator since the museum opened in 2008, where she is responsible for care of collections, writing and organising exhibitions and answering public enquiries on the historic collections. She has a background in museums and has documented a large range of museum collections including social history, costume and textiles. She also has a personal interest in historic costume, is a keen sewer and dabbles in patchwork in her spare time!
    Table of contents
    Introduction / 'Patchwork is the Fashion of This Age': 1700-1800 / Pretty Prints and Colourful Cottons: 1800-50 / The Fashion for Fancywork: 1850-1900 / Fluctuating Fortunes: 1900-50 / The Revival: 1950-2000 / Conclusion / Further Reading / Places to Visit / Index