A CHILD'S COMFORT: Baby and Doll Quilts in American Folk Art by Bruce Johnson

A CHILD'S COMFORT: Baby and Doll Quilts in American Folk Art

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Coinciding with the revival of quilting and hand crafts in general comes this handsome catalogue from a show at New York's Museum of American Folk Art. The selection of antique quilts is lovely, reflecting a fine appreciation of design and workmanship and ranging in size from a tiny 11(apple)"" square doll covering to a full-size 62"" x 77"" child's quilt. Each has a distinctive pattern--star of Bethlehem, starburst, log cabin, etc.--and identifying information is supplied. Each of the reproductions (a generous 48 in full-color) is framed by a thin black border and a few--because of the text at the bottom--peek over the top line; but the actual shape of each quilt is intact with all the small irregularities apparent. Also included are some notes on childhood in the 19th century and instructions for four quilts. Elegant.

Pub Date: April 11th, 1977
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich