Foxfire 9 - Quilting - The Joy of My Life Summary & Analysis

Eliot Wigginton
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Quilting - The Joy of My Life Summary and Analysis

In this section, the authors present a visual representation of many of the common types of quilting used in the Appalachian mountain area. First, they note several women quilters who assisted their writing, including Ruth Holcomb. Kim English notes that Aunt Arie, often consulted in Foxfire books, noted that quilting was the joy of her life and that she thoroughly enjoyed her work. Kin researches crazy quilts, which are friendship quilts that have been personalized. In the next pages, various quilts are photographed; each has a small description of the quilt and the type of pattern. Fishtail patterns only use five primary pattern pieces. The fan design, or shell design, is used in older quilts. The Irish chain quilt is a single or double lined pattern quilted diagonally across...

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