American Quilts: The Democratic Art
Quilts are the quintessential
American folk art, known and loved throughout the world. Based on my book, American Quilts: The Democratic Art, 1780-2007, this
history of quilt traditions examines the bed quilt's origins
in Europe, its development in nineteenth century America, and
its deep social, ethnic, and gender meanings. The comprehensive
presentation includes outstanding examples by Amish, African-American,
Native American, and Hawaiian quiltmakers as well as many contemporary artists.