American Patchwork

True Stories from Quilters

Edited by Sonja Hakala

Thomas Dunne Books

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For those who enjoyed the honesty and insight of How to Make an American Quilt, this is a moving collection of personal stories that highlight the laughter, sadness, friendships, frustrations, and triumphs shared by the more than 21 million people across the country who call themselves quilters.
 
These touching tales from sixty-seven contributors nationwide form a patchwork of their own in the words of each individual’s unique narrative. From the quilt that reunited a family divided by war and an ocean to the twenty-two foot banner that accompanied a dying woman on her last journey, American Patchwork is sure to capture the hearts of quilters and quilt lovers everywhere.
 
Wonderfully varied, instructive, nostalgic, amusing, and often poignantly written, this gem of a book will be treasured for years to come.

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From the Introduction:
 
Every day, millions of women, and some men, express their inborn desire for beauty in fabric, needle, and thread. Quilting is as much an expression of the human yearning to reach beyond this life as a novel or a cave painting, and for many people, it’s more accessible.
 
From “A Patchwork of Words” by Earlene Fowler:
 
Just as most men appreciate a finely restored automobile, most women, whether or not they’ve ever threaded a needle in their life, cannot walk by a handmade quilt without stopping to admire its beauty and mystery.

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Edited by Sonja Hakala

Sonja Hakala is a freelance writer, editor, and teacher. In addition to writing and quilting, she is also a founding member of the Children's Literary Foundation. She lives with her family in a riverside home in Vermont.

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American Patchwork
True Stories from Quilters
Edited by Sonja Hakala

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429996839
ISBN10: 1429996838
256 pages
$7.99
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