This book is a dazzling array of unique and diverse
quilts assembled from private collections, museums and historical societies from around the world. What brings them all together is, that in some way, they all have a military connection, even if at times it’s a little vague. They date from 300 BC to WWII.
Many of the quilts represented are pictorial, showing military scenes, but not of the battle itself; sometimes they just depict a domestic scene with the local soldiers present. Often the designs were simply taken from a current print. Little village scenes of the local peasants often showed soldiers standing around, as at that time they were part of the general populace.
The book has over 100 quilts with full page photos and each quilt is accompanied by detailed photos so the ideas can be easily reproduced. Although the book is a serious documentation of the quilts which represent wars over the past 200 years, the colours and designs are quite extraordinary and although they are so old, the patterns are an inspiration for the modern quilter.
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