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The Foxfire Book - "A Quilt is Something Human" Summary & Analysis

Eliot Wigginton
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"A Quilt is Something Human" Summary

This article describes the craft of quilt making. The author notes that although the Foxfire staff attempted to find patterns for quilts that were native to the Rabun area, such a task proved difficult, since quilt patterns are shared often. As an alternative, the group elected to include twelve quilt patterns taken from quilts made within the region by the great-grandmothers in the area. These patterns, including the Poplar Leaf, Star, Jacob's Ladder, Star Flower, Gentleman's Bow Tie, Dutch Windmill, Bear Paw, Friendship, Sunflower, Flying Bird, String, and Churn Dasher patterns, were drawn by Bill Roland. Additionally, the authors question why quilting has again become popular within the area, and suggest that quilting brings people together.

An editor for Foxfire, Emma Jean Buchanan visited a quilting bee, a grouping of woman who get together to...

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