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The Resource Fabric of a nation : American quilt stories, Pamela A. Parmal, Jennifer M. Swope, Lauren D. Whitley ; with a preface by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Fabric of a nation : American quilt stories, Pamela A. Parmal, Jennifer M. Swope, Lauren D. Whitley ; with a preface by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Label
Fabric of a nation : American quilt stories
Title
Fabric of a nation
Title remainder
American quilt stories
Statement of responsibility
Pamela A. Parmal, Jennifer M. Swope, Lauren D. Whitley ; with a preface by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Title variation
American quilt stories
Creator
Contributor
Author
Host institution
Writer of preface
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A mother stitches a few lines of prayer into a bedcover for her son serving in the Union army during the Civil War. A formerly enslaved African American woman creates a quilt populated by Biblical figures alongside celestial events. A quilted Lady Liberty, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln mark the resignation of Richard Nixon. These are just a few of the diverse and sometimes hidden stories of the American experience told by quilts and bedcovers from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Spanning more than 400 years, the 58 works of textile art in this book express the personal narratives of their makers and owners and connect to broader stories of global trade, immigration, industry, marginalization, and territorial and cultural expansion. Exhibition: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA (09.05.2021 - 06.02.2022)
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parmal, Pamela A
Dewey number
746.460973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • NK9112
  • TT835
LC item number
  • .P37 2021
  • .P37 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Swope, Jennifer
  • Whitley, Lauren D.
  • Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Quilts
  • Quilts
Label
Fabric of a nation : American quilt stories, Pamela A. Parmal, Jennifer M. Swope, Lauren D. Whitley ; with a preface by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Manufacture
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Automobiles & advertising
  • Rockets & gallery walls
  • Director's foreword
  • Preface
  • Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • The story of American quilts
  • Ships & hands
  • Canals & cotton gins
  • Railroads & power looms
  • Streetcars & sewing machines
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780878468768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1144474517
  • (OCoLC)on1144474517
Label
Fabric of a nation : American quilt stories, Pamela A. Parmal, Jennifer M. Swope, Lauren D. Whitley ; with a preface by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Publication
Distribution
Manufacture
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Automobiles & advertising
  • Rockets & gallery walls
  • Director's foreword
  • Preface
  • Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • The story of American quilts
  • Ships & hands
  • Canals & cotton gins
  • Railroads & power looms
  • Streetcars & sewing machines
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780878468768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1144474517
  • (OCoLC)on1144474517

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