Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics


Quilt Scholarship: Romance and Reality

The history of quilt scholarship in America is more relevant-and far more interesting-than some might think. To begin with, there was once a time when it wasn't very scholarly at all. Turns out that the quilt was so beloved, so central to the myth of American life, that many scholars failed to debunk the legends and folk lore it had engendered. Today the field has grown into a serious discipline generating material of interest-not just to the quilt world-- but to a dozen other important disciplines from material culture to sociology. The quilt is central to them all.

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