Compiled by C.R. Benberry and C.P. Crabb
To stitch today’s readers to the captivating worlds of quilters in other times and places, 28 short stories about quilts and quilters have been collected from the pages of classic magazines such as “Godey’s Lady’s Book,” “Harper’s Bazaar,” and “Good Housekeeping.”
From courtings that nearly went astray to husbands and wives brought together by quilts to quilters obsessed with securing scraps, this book — previously published in 1993 — has something for every quilter. In addition to interesting fiction, these stories also provide an important social history.
Two wonderful special features are a very comprehensive bibliography of quilt fiction, and a timeline that lists American quilt fiction, plays, poems, and patterns published from 1845 to 1940.