Growing up with a bunch and being a hillbilly myself I have seen some tons of homemade quilts and have some at my house now. My Grandmothers Aunts and Mom have all quilted my entire life. I have even made a few.
I have seen some really beautiful quilts that tell stories as well as some that are just plain block quilts to keep you warm at night. I have seen quilts made out of old clothing, Lord knows my Grandmothers had stacks of what I call rag bags and they called them their quilt pieces. My Grandmothers are both gone now but looking through this book brought back a lot of my childhood.
This book is filled with pictures and a short backstory of quilt designs that became popular mostly in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The picture are stunning and I would love to have so all of the quilts in my house.
The book gives the name to each design and also pictures of the variations of the design. If you love quilts or just think they are pretty you will love this book. If you want to learn how to make a specific quilt you will now have a name of the design in order to search for patterns. If you are thinking of adding a southern theme to a bedroom this book could also help you decide on a quilt to go with the room.
Mary Kerr has one a fabulous job with this book. It would make an excellent addition to any crafters collection.
I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.