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    Threading the Generations: A Mississippi Family's Quilt Legacy: Historic Photographs from the Collection of Elizabeth Shaifer Hollingsworth (Hardback) By (author) Mary Elizabeth Johnson, By (author) Carol Vickers, By (photographer) J D Schwalm

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    DescriptionFamily lore passes from generation to generation in many ways: through written histories, oral traditions, and photographs. For the Shaifer family of Port Gibson, Mississippi, an amazing collection of fifty quilts made by women from four generations holds the story of the family's past. Seldom has a family collection of quilts of this range been shared. Not only do the quilts cover a significant time span, but they include diverse types, patterns, and techniques. "Threading the Generations: A Mississippi Family's Quilt Legacy" tells the story of the Shaifer family, beginning with Abram Keller Shaifer who came down the Natchez Trace in 1813 and settled in Port Gibson. The book skillfully connects the family's history with the quilts from 1813 to the present. Featuring seventy-five photographs of quilts, family members, and important locations, "Threading the Generations" includes a discussion of each quilt and the major quilters. Not just a quilt book, however, it is also about family struggles and achievements, relationships, and life as it was lived by thousands of southerners during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Of special interest is the post-Civil War era when the Shaifer family established personal connections via letters, gifts, and visits between sworn enemies from the North and South. Research provides ties between generations of women who not only shared a love of one another but also a love of quilting. The legacy they have left will live on as a testament to their creativity, artistic abilities, and strong sense of family. Author of numerous books on quilts and quiltmaking, Mary Elizabeth Johnson, Montgomery, Alabama, is a publishing consultant, freelance writer, and editorial director of Wordcraft, a publishing company. Carol Vickers, Decatur, Mississippi, is an author and retired English instructor. She coordinated research for and wrote the introduction to "Mississippi Quilts."


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    Title
    Threading the Generations
    Subtitle
    A Mississippi Family's Quilt Legacy: Historic Photographs from the Collection of Elizabeth Shaifer Hollingsworth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Elizabeth Johnson, By (author) Carol Vickers, By (photographer) J D Schwalm
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 119
    Width: 212 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781578067459
    ISBN 10: 1578067456
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036120
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOUTH
    B&T General Subject: 250
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Libri: I-CR
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14210
    Ingram Theme: CULT/DPSOUT
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/MISSIP, CULT/MIDSTH
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: D7
    BIC subject category V2: WFBQ
    BISAC V2.8: CRA031000
    DC21: 746.46092276
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 746.46/092/2762285
    LC classification: TT835 .J5855 2005
    LC subject heading: ,
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    University Press of Mississippi
    Imprint name
    University Press of Mississippi
    Publication date
    30 October 2005
    Flap copy
    An unprecedented collection of fifty remarkable quilts from four generations of women artisans