Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Quilts in the Attic by Karen S. Musgrave

Quilts in the Attic
 Uncovering the Hidden Stories of the Quilts we Love
Karen S. Musgrave
Voyageur press

The tales that Quilts would tell if they could only speak! Quilts in the Attic looks at 30 different quilts and their stories. 
I love books like this where I can set it next to my chair, pick it up and read one of the stories before I am beckoned back to my duty as a Mom. Sometimes finishing an entire book seems to be too much for my children to handle. I could easily read through this entire book if given time however, in one sitting! I love the history of quilts, the quilters and how they came to design or make the specific quilt, and the current owners story of their research to find what they have on the story the quilt speaks. 
These quilts were made from beautiful quilt blocks like
Feathered Star
Turkey Tracks
Crazy Quilt
Log Cabin.
Some of the quilts in the book are truly unique and one of a kind design like
Signature Quilt
Sunday School Picnic
Smoke in the Garden

Each quilt is a book that beckons to be read! Often time it is nearly impossible to find the back story of the quilts. It takes hours of research and quite honestly I think a dose of God's grace or good luck however you look at it. Some of these quilts can be traced back quite far, time wise, and distance. The hours that went into designing and making each quilt, renders each a complete masterpiece. The hours into researching and writing this great book to share with us, renders Karen Musgrave a masterpiece!

I received  a copy of this book from Voyageur in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. My mom would love this book. She herself is a quilter, her mother was a quilter and her mother and so on and so on. But alas the tradition stop with my mother. I never received any of the talent from the family. They are all from Georgetown Ky. I was born in Ohio so maybe that has something to do with it.

    My mother has several old quilts that she knows the stories behind. I need her to tell me them so I can pass the stories on.

    Thanks for the review