Patterns of Progress: Quilts in the Machine Age

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Less than a century ago, housewives devoted hours to the day-in, day-out drudgery of sewing. Plain sewing was the production of clothing and linens for the household, the task that occupied women throughout their lives. Fancy sewing, the decorative arts such as embroidery and applique, filled women's leisure hours. Patterns of Progress: Quilts in the Machine Age examines quilts as clues to women's lives, especially women who lived and worked in the West, and to the changes they experienced because of the invention and ...

Patterns of Progress: Quilts in the Machine Age 1997, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9781882880034

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