Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Facts and Fabrications: Quilts & Slavery

Barbara Brackman's Facts and Fabrications: Unraveling the History of Quilts and Slavery: 8 Projects, 20 Blocks, First-Person Accounts is now here. The chapters include a timeline of slavery and freedom 1619 - 1964, a historical search regarding quilts and slavery, various block patterns with names such as Star of Africa, Christmas Star, Aunt Dinah, Creole Puzzle, North Star, Lincoln's Platform and more. For those who teach quilting to children, there's a chapter on making a doll-sized quilt and answering children's questions related to quilting and slavery. I think it's a must-have book for your quilt library. Enjoy!

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