With Needle and Thread: A Book about Quilts

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Houghton Mifflin, 1996 - 48 pages
In years past, quilting has served as a means of both artistic statement and social protest for those who had no other avenue of expression. Today, the craft not only survives but thrives as new quilters add their own innovations to the patterns of the past. Here is a respectful look at the past and present of this vital, homegrown art form.

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One version of women's history, as it has been written into the tiny stitches of quilts. Bial (Portrait of a Farm Family, 1995, etc.) uses the practical craft of quilting as a piecemeal source to ... Read full review

About the author (1996)

Raymond Bial is an acclaimed photoessayist for children. Four of his books were chosen as Notable Books in the Field of Social Studies by the NCSS. He lives in Urbana, Illinois, with his wife and children.

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