Quilts of the Oregon Trail

Quilts of the Oregon Trail

Presents quilts as documents of history that help us learn about the lives and experiences of the many women who traveled the Oregon Trail from 1840-1870.

Author: Mary Bywater Cross

Publisher: Schiffer Book for Collectors

ISBN: WISC:89096985221

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 184

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Presents quilts as documents of history that help us learn about the lives and experiences of the many women who traveled the Oregon Trail from 1840-1870. Features 56 quilts made before, during, and after the journey, shown in full color along with vintage photos of the makers and historical background. Includes multiple appendices, glossary, and extensive bibliography.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Treasures in the Trunk

Treasures in the Trunk

Recounts the stories of pioneer women who traveled west on the Oregon Trail and examines the quilts they brought with them, made on the journey, or completed after they arrived at their new homes

Author: Mary Bywater Cross

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000055864916

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 174

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Recounts the stories of pioneer women who traveled west on the Oregon Trail and examines the quilts they brought with them, made on the journey, or completed after they arrived at their new homes
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

More Elm Creek Quilts

More Elm Creek Quilts

When two of the founding members of Elm Creek Quilt Camp decide to leave the fold, the Elm Creek Quilters face ... She takes the Mill Girls name from Harriet Findley Birch's career before her marriage and journey along the Oregon Trail.

Author: Jennifer Chiaverini

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781607052913

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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Timeless Quilts Inspired by the New York Times Best-Selling Novels. 11 traditional quilts for all skill levels, featuring more than 30 traditional blocks. Read about your favorite Elm Creek novels: The Sugar Camp Quilt, The Christmas Quilt, Circle of Quilters, The Quilter's Homecoming, and The New Year's Quilt. Complete instructions and full-sized patterns for each quilt, plus a chapter on quilting basics. Jennifer Chiaverini is back with another collection of beautiful quilts from Elm Creek Quilts. The projects include Jennifer's original designs, plus a sampler quilt made from the top 10 blocks in the Elm Creek Quilts design contest, and a quilt created from Chimneys and Cornerstones blocks contributed by Elm Creek readers. Every chapter includes excerpts and favorite character sketches from the Elm Creek Quilts novels. You loved the stories-now make more of the quilts they inspired!
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

The Quilt

The Quilt

The first wagon trains left Missouri for Oregon along the Oregon Trail in 1843. The Mormon Trail from western Illinois to Salt Lake City , Utah , opened in 1846. The California Trail was established from Missouri to northern California ...

Author: Elise Schebler Roberts, Helen Kelley, Sandra Dallas, Jennifer Chiaverini, Jean Ray Laury

Publisher:

ISBN: 1610605365

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page:

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Here is the largest, most comprehensive history of American quilts ever published! The Quilt explores the evolution of quilting in America, showing in vivid colors and patterns how African American, Amish, Hawaiian, Hmong, and Native American quilts celebrate cultural identity, and how quilts connect us to one another through quilting bees and other community groups. Noted quilt historian Elise Schebler Roberts also goes beyond the historical nature of quilts to cover current efforts at quilt preservation, collecting and appraising, and state documentation projects. Her book features an encyclopedia of favorite quilt styles and is gloriously illustrated with more than 200 full-color photographs of classic collectible quilts.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Postcards from Treasures in the Trunk

Postcards from Treasures in the Trunk

Beautiful quilts from women who traveled the Oregon Trail. Contains 30 postcards.

Author: Mary Bywater Cross

Publisher: Rutledge Hill Press

ISBN: 1558532307

Category: Postcards

Page:

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Beautiful quilts from women who traveled the Oregon Trail. Contains 30 postcards.
Categories: Postcards

Lively Little Folk Art Quilts

Lively Little Folk Art Quilts

This quilt was inspired by a very appealing quilt made by Elizabeth Currier, who traveled over the Oregon Trail in 1845. I was so drawn to Elizabeth's quilt that I started making mine about fifteen minutes after I first saw a photo of ...

Author: Gwen Marston

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781607054634

Category:

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Gwen is back with a treasure trove of sweet little pieced and appliqued quilts."
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Quilting To Soothe The Soul

Quilting To Soothe The Soul

Sometimes utilitarian quilts wrapped loved ones, and were buried with the deceased. For example, three daughters of Nathaniel Robbins (Jacob's cousin) succumbed to cholera on the Oregon Trail and were buried together in a wagon box ...

Author: Linda Giesler Carlton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440220197

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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In Quilting to Soothe the Soul, you'll learn how quilters through the ages have turned to quilting and sewing to memorialize the significant moments of our lives: the births, marriages, anniversaries, and deaths of our friends and loved ones. Author Linda Carlson shows you how quilting helps relieve the stress of our everyday lives, while it also serves as a means to record the historic events that shape our world. Besides a breathtaking gallery of gorgeous quilts, including pieces designed as a result of September 11, 2001, and the momentous stories behind them, you can choose from over 15 different quilting projects, so you can sew your own memories. When there is stress in your life, turn to your needle and let the labor of your hands work through the grief in your heart. When there is joy in your life, let your celebration sing in the fabric, threads, and colors of a commemorative quilt sewn with strands of love. Whether you stitch a quilt to be commemorative, mourning, or memorial, the simple act of sewing and quilting will bring you peace.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Moon Oregon Trail Road Trip

Moon Oregon Trail Road Trip

The International Quilt Museum (1523 N. 33rd St., 402/472-6549, www.quiltstudy.org, 10am-4pm Tues.-Sat., 1pm-4pm Sun. Feb.-Nov., $8) began life as part of the Home Economics building at UNL with a huge donation of quilts.

Author: Katrina Emery

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781640497962

Category: Travel

Page: 456

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Vast rugged prairies, adventurous Wild West towns, and the palpable spirit of the pioneers: Experience legend come to life with Moon Oregon Trail Road Trip. Choose Your Route: Drive the entire 20-day road trip from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City (at a mild, moderate, or strenuous pace!) or take shorter getaways along sections of the trail in Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Idaho, including worthwhile detours Drive Through History: See the Guernsey Ruts left from wagons almost 200 years ago, read pioneer names carved into Register Rock, and learn about 10,000 years of oral Umatilla history. Practice loading a real wagon, down a mug of sarsaparilla in a recreated Old West town, and take a relaxing soak in the same hot springs as the pioneers Discover Diverse Historic Perspectives: Delve into the rich cultures and histories of the Native American tribes who have called these lands home for over 10,000 years. Venture through an underground city created and inhabited by Chinese pioneers. Learn the stories, struggles, and triumphs of free and enslaved black emigrants on the trail. Discover what life was really like for women making the journey west Adventure Along the Trail: Tube through the whitewater of Platte River, explore limestone caves, and kayak across clear blue lakes Maps and Driving Tools: Easy-to-use maps and full-color photos throughout keep you oriented on and off the highway as you follow the approximate route of the original Oregon Trail, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions Expert Insight: Oregon local and history buff Katrina Emery shares thorough background on the realities of the trail and recommendations for seniors, families with kids, and more With Moon Oregon Trail Road Trip's flexible itineraries and practical tips, you're ready to take an adventure through history. Looking to explore more of American history? Try Moon Route 66 Road Trip.
Categories: Travel

An Elm Creek Quilts Companion

An Elm Creek Quilts Companion

New Fiction, Traditions, Quilts, and Favorite Moments from the Beloved Series Jennifer Chiaverini ... Franklin Birch (COQ) A Massachusetts man who traveled west along the Oregon Trail in the midnineteenth century with his wife, ...

Author: Jennifer Chiaverini

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101600993

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A beautiful keepsake volume to accompany the beloved New York Times bestselling series Over the course of the bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series, readers have expressed a longing to visit Elm Creek Manor, meet the quilters themselves, and admire their beautiful creations. Jennifer Chiaverini’s An Elm Creek Quilts Companion is the next best thing to a guided tour. Inside, readers will discover a treasure trove of delights, including the Bergstrom family tree, character biographies, quilt block illustrations, full-color photographs of quilts featured in the novels, and “Behind the Scenes at Elm Creek Quilt Camp,” an exclusive short story inspired by questions from real readers. No Elm Creek Quilts fan will want to be without this indispensable guide to the cherished series.
Categories: Fiction

Quilt Culture

Quilt Culture

Treasures in the Trunk : Quilts of the Oregon Trail . Nashville , Tenn .: Rutledge Hill , 1993 . Dallenbach , Lucien . Le livre et ses miroirs dans l'oeuvre romanesque de Michel Butor . Paris : Minard , 1972 . Dickson , David .

Author: Cheryl B. Torsney

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826209637

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

View: 638

"As a blanket, a commemorative covering, and a work of art, the quilt is a nearly universal cultural artifact. In recent years it has been recognized as one of our most compelling symbols of cultural diversity and the power of women. In this collection, Cheryl B. Torsney and Judy Elsley bring together eleven provocative essays on the quilt as metaphor--in literature, history, politics, and philosophy. This interdisciplinary approach makes Quilt Culture an extraordinarily rich exploration of a cultural artifact whose meaning is far more complex than that of a simple bed covering."--Publishers website.
Categories: Literary Criticism