I found this book in a small book store in St. Charles, Missouri, a small quaint town on the Missouri River with brick paved streets. It is not filled with award-winning quilts but with wonderful stories of women, their struggles and the various materials they used to make quilts to keep their history alive and family warm.
One quilt that fascinates me is the Quilt of Many Colors, made by Bessie Sandford Sutton Henderson. It is hand-pieced, hand-quilted, finishes at 70″ x 80″ and contains over 36,000 pieces measuring 1″ x 3/16″. Now this is truly a “crumb block” quilt. The Quilt Index has more detailed information on this quilt. I would love to see this quilt in person. I’d also like to spend an afternoon quilting with Bessie to hear more of her story and about this quilt.
If you like quilty book reviews Gretchen over at 120 Blocks posts one each Monday. And if you like quilting history, this is a book you will enjoy.
Admiring the work of those before me, on the Journey, Jackie