Today I am reviewing a beautiful book called “Stories in Stitches: Quilts from the Cass County Quilt Documentation Project” by Jenifer Dick, Carol Bohl, Linda Hommontree and Janice Britz.
The book was published by Kansas City Star Quilts and it’s a gem.
The book idea came after some ladies from the Cass County Missouri area got together and decided to try to get together and document the historic quilts of the county. After the documentation day they decided to put their work together into a book and share it with all of us. The result…amazing eye candy.
I love looking at old quilts. I love reading about the people who made them and pattern info too. As you can guess, this book was a treat for me. I love the red, white and blue star. I have a love of patriotic colors and quilts though.
Kelli and I both were in love with the blue star quit. Neither one of us had seen that star design before so..you guessed it, Kelli had graph paper out and was trying to replicate it. She did it and has committed to trying the block out in fabric next.
Stars again….no the book isn’t just star quilts. I just happened to snap pictures of my favorites and most of my favorite have stars in them.
I really smiled when I saw these quilts. Don’t the look “modern”. They aren’t. Both were made in the 40’s.
The majority of the book is just eye candy and quilt information. The back features 6 quilts that were part of the project and their patterns.
It was a fun book that I really enjoyed looking through. I learn so much about quilts, colors and designs when looking through a book like this…my only complaint..I wish it had about 2000 more pages!!
If you’d like a chance to read it for yourself, leave a comment telling when the oldest quilt in your house was made….Me, I have a quilt from my grandma and one from my great grandma. I am guessing each was made in the 40’s. I’ll have to show them to you sometime.
We’ll pick a winner next week sometime. If you are looking for other giveaways, we have a $100 VISA gift card from Glidden and BlogHer that will be given away.