Wartime Quilts: Appliqués and Geometric Masterpieces from Military Fabrics by Annette Gero accompanies the exhibition War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics, the first exhibition in the United States to highlight quilts made by men, using wool from military uniforms. The exhibition is on view at the American Folk Art Museum from September 6, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Twenty-nine quilts─many never before on view─are drawn from the unparalleled collection of Australian quilt scholar Dr. Annette Gero and augmented by significant examples from Europe, England, and private and public collections in the United States.
“There are fewer than one hundred of these quilts in the world, and no two are alike,” says Dr. Annette Gero. “This is the first time that many of these quilts have been published. Treasured as family heirlooms, these quilts have rarely seen the light of day─until now. The incredible beauty of these quilts is amplified by the facts of their creation. Stitched while recovering from the wounds of war, thinking of family at home, or as a prisoner of war, quilts celebrated the birth of kings' children or some extraordinary events showing life in an eighteenth century village."
The book contains images of a dazzling array of unique and diverse quilts assembled from private collections, museums, and historical societies from around the world. These are incredible photos stimulating the ideas for design and re-creation and the intricacy and techniques of these quilts have rarely been seen before. The book has more than one hundred quilts with full-page photos. Each quilt is accompanied by detailed photos. Available for a special price of $69.00 during the Museum's exhibition; regular suggested retail price is $90.00. Hardcover with color illustrations. 228 pages. Measures: 12 1/4 x 10 inches.
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