QUILT HISTORY STORIES

                        

 ELGIN, ILLINOIS

RIVER FOREST, ILLINOIS

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

BECKET, MASSACHUSETTS

PAWTUCKET, RHODE ISLAND

Collingbourne Mills and Virginia Snow Studios Story

Book 1 and Book 2

Berkshire and Becket Silk Company

Book 3

Dexter Yarn Company

Book 4

Boag Ribboncraft Company, Boag, Inc.,

and Boag Studios Story

Book 5

Rudolph Petzelt Connection

Book 6

LeeWard Mills and LeeWards

Book 7

 

Susan Wildemuth, Atkinson, IL

Introduction

From the Mind:

Thread and art needlework companies create a historic timeline of arts, crafts, and needlework trends in the home art industry, and have a social, artistic, and economic impact in the lives of the founders, employees, and artisans who create craft and textile artifacts.

From the Heart:

Quilt, Needle Art, and Textile History is a piece of women’s history, and these artifacts and stories need to be documented and saved so they will not be forgotten.  Here’s the thing: Washington crossed the Delaware and got a lot of press about it, but no one mentions the items Martha made to kept him warm.  But where would Washington have been without Martha’s contribution?  It’s time for these ladies and men, who picked up a needle and created these beautiful works of art, to be recognized, studied, and remembered.

 

S. E. W.

2010

 

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