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Thread: New Quilting Book - Prarie Children andTheir Quilts

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    Super Member jdiane318's Avatar
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    I was at Joann's today browsing their books, have been looking for the Judy Martin "Scraps" book, but found another interesting book. Prarie Children and Their Quilts by Kathleen Tracy, published by That Patchwork Place caught my eye. So many stories to go along with the 14 little projects that honor the pioneer spirit. I know that we all have plenty of books and patterns but the ones that really capture my attention are the ones like this, Kansas Spirit, any of the Civil War books. There is so much history that I truly love to read about. I am truly tempted to make every one of the quilts in this book, they are small and scrappy and doable. It you get a chance, please look for this book and browse the pages, it will probably end up in your cart.

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    I check this book out again & again at my local library. Look for one called A People and Their Quilts. You will love it also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RkayD
    I check this book out again & again at my local library. Look for one called A People and Their Quilts. You will love it also.
    Thanks, I will. Can't do it till Tuesday because of the holiday. I appreciate the sharing of a good title to read.

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    Yes, I thank you too! I love any book related to quilt history.

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    I have always loved history and since becoming a quilter the quilt history fascinates me. Sometimes you can find books about quilt history that are no longer in publication as used books on amazon.com

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    Just keep in mind that crafters aren't historians. It's fine to use most of them as a jumping off point, I suppose, but there are craft books out there promoting myths and wives tales as fact. If you enjoy history, try a personal research project using reliable source materials. You might get hooked on yet another hobby.

    Nothing against Kathleen (as I'm referring to the genre and not her). I like her blog a lot. Haven't seen any of her books in person but they seem charming. I'm sure I would enjoy reading them while teaching a child to sew. I successfully used the Little House Cookbook on a kid a few years back. She still makes one of the recipes.

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