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As the success of The American Quilt (Potter, 1993) shows, interest in the art of quilting -- and in beautifully illustrated quilt books -- is on the upswing. African American quilts are of particular interest because -- unlike European-American quilts that focus on pattern and technique -- they are often emotionally expressive and graced with narrative imagery.Spirits of As the success of The American Quilt (Potter, 1993) shows, interest in the art of quilting -- and in beautifully illustrated quilt books -- is on the upswing. African American quilts are of particular interest because -- unlike European-American quilts that focus on pattern and technique -- they are often emotionally expressive and graced with narrative imagery.Spirits of the Cloth celebrates this artistic tradition by showcasing 150 of the most stunning contemporary African American quilts in full-color photographs and by allowing their creators to expand upon the story that stands behind each piece. African Americans who are looking for beautiful books featuring black collectibles, and everyone interested in the quilting tradition, will welcome this as one of the most important and gorgeous quilting books ever published.


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As the success of The American Quilt (Potter, 1993) shows, interest in the art of quilting -- and in beautifully illustrated quilt books -- is on the upswing. African American quilts are of particular interest because -- unlike European-American quilts that focus on pattern and technique -- they are often emotionally expressive and graced with narrative imagery.Spirits of As the success of The American Quilt (Potter, 1993) shows, interest in the art of quilting -- and in beautifully illustrated quilt books -- is on the upswing. African American quilts are of particular interest because -- unlike European-American quilts that focus on pattern and technique -- they are often emotionally expressive and graced with narrative imagery.Spirits of the Cloth celebrates this artistic tradition by showcasing 150 of the most stunning contemporary African American quilts in full-color photographs and by allowing their creators to expand upon the story that stands behind each piece. African Americans who are looking for beautiful books featuring black collectibles, and everyone interested in the quilting tradition, will welcome this as one of the most important and gorgeous quilting books ever published.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Molly

    BEAUTIFUL!! and informative.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kevin

    This lady spoke at our school today. She actually lives 2 weeks of each month about 15 minutes from and spends the other 2 weeks in New York City. I'm looking forward to reading this. Her work, in quilts, was AMAZING! Kev This lady spoke at our school today. She actually lives 2 weeks of each month about 15 minutes from and spends the other 2 weeks in New York City. I'm looking forward to reading this. Her work, in quilts, was AMAZING! Kev

  3. 4 out of 5

    Candy

    Unusual story quilts. Gives insight to the African American woman's history in America. These quilts have personality. Unusual story quilts. Gives insight to the African American woman's history in America. These quilts have personality.

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