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Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Quilter's Apprentice

My friend loves to hunt for treasure at used book shops.  When she finds a quilting book, she snags it for me.   The Quilter's Apprentice is a story of a young accountant, searching for meaningful work.  She accepts a temporary position preparing an estate for sale, and requests her payment in the form of quilting lessons.  Interesting discussion about color gradients, contrast, hand and machine piecing and quilting, women's rights, folklore surrounding traditional patterns, and their use in the underground railroad.  A quick read - worth reading twice.  Once to follow the story line, and twice to note quilting techniques and lore.  The author's website is at:

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