For Your Library
I have been in a Florence Peto state of mind the last couple of months working on the Posey Packets. Along those lines, this is a new acquisition for my stitching library,
American Quilts and Coverlets,
by Florence Peto.
In 1949, Chanticleer Press encouraged Florence to write this small but compressive historian survey and handbook on quilt and coverlet making, as they put it, "as charming and decorative a folk art as the United States has developed." They considered Florence one of the foremost authorities on the subject and were very proud of this publication.
It includes what they considered famous quilting patterns and techniques of the time, as well as narrative placing quilting in its context throughout the centuries. This is a little gem to include on your library shelf.