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The chasuble was probably deliberately made in patchwork so that if a priest were challenged, it could pass as a bedcover.For example, the clearly defined cross would probably have escaped detection when the garment was folded or rolled.One feed-company promotion was a contest for the best-dressed chicken.Nixon's Feedsack Secrets is a colorful, fun and fascinating ride through a great period of American fabric history.There were restrictions on jacket lengths, hem depths and the sweep of a skirt.Feedsack prints and bags played a part in political contests, even accurately predicting that Truman would win the 1948 presidential election.A side note from The Patchwork Pilgrimage: "Further proof that ornamental patchwork is no newcomer to the church is provided by this fascinating pieced silk chasuble that is believed to have been made around 1540.During the Reformation, Roman Catholics were driven underground, and in England, persecution was given additional impetus by King Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon in 1533, when he broke with Rome and forced his subjects to swear allegiance to himself as the head of the church.
This new book contains over 200 newspaper articles dating from 1880 to 1945, that trace crazy quilt patterns and articles in womens magazines and pamphlets.
The fascinating text is illustrated with quilts that are contemporary to the source articles.
All of the pictures are close-ups, showing intricate piecing and extensive embellishment.
I believe the earliest existing European quilts are a pair of whole cloth trapunto ones, telling the story of Tristan and Isolde dating from the early 1400's.
The oldest quilts in the Smithsonian collection go back to about 1780.Carrie Hall, an early 20th-century Kansas quiltmaker, set out to preserve America's quiltmaking heritage by collecting every known patchwork pattern and piecing one cloth block for every pattern.