Quilts in a Material World: Selections from the Winterthur Collection

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Mary Remington was just twenty-three years old when in 1815 she created a beautiful and intricate white work quilt in anticipation of her impending marriage. Mary's quilt, and the letters that she penned over the years to Peleg Congdon, first her fiance and then her husband, provide both an elegant framework for interpreting the outstanding quilt collection at Winterthur and a fascinating glimpse into life in nineteenth-century America. The themes of each chapter are drawn from Mary's letters, which describe how her life ...

Quilts in a Material World: Selections from the Winterthur Collection 2007, ABRAMS, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780810930124

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