Many American women made warm and attractive quilts to honor and benefit US soldiers during the period 1940-1945, either as outright gifts or asraffle items to raise money for the war effort. This book reflects extensive original research of newspaper and magazine articlesof the era, and authenticates thepatterns and designs available to quiltmakers, anchoring the quiltshistorically in time. Color photos and descriptive text identifymany colorful and patriotic quilts made for donation to the Red Cross and organizations such asBundles for Britain. When possible,original patterns and designs that inspired the quilts are included.The quilts can now be interpreted from factual and objective perspectives, enhancing their historic and emotional importance.
Sue Reich began her love of quilting as a child at her grandmother?farmhouse in northwestern Pennsylvania. Her interests expanded to thehistoric documentation of Connecticut? quilts, and she became a certified AQSappraiser and an NQA trained quilt judge. Sue lectures nationally on avariety of quilt history topics and is well known for curating themequilts from her extensive collection. As the nationally recognized authorof quilt history books, Sue travels widely sharing her quiltresearch and knowledge. Her books include?World War I Quilts; Quilts Presidential and Patriotic; Quilts and QuiltmakersCovering Connecticut; Quilting News of Yesteryear: 1,000 Pieces andCounting; Crazy as a Bed-Quilt;?and?Quiltings,Frolicks and Bees.

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