Quilts of the Oregon Trail

By: Bywater Cross, Mary

Price: $25.00

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Book Condition: New

56 quilts, pictured in full-color, accompanied by vintage photos of the makers and accounts of their journey west during the 1800's.

From the Publisher

Between 1840 and 1870, thousands of women arrived in the Pacific Northwest by way of the Oregon Trail. This migration or "leave taking" was a life-changing experience, consuming the longest time and widest distance these women would travel to establish homes and farms and help build communities for themselves and their families. This fascinating book presents quilts as documents of history to discover the women and their life stories. The book features 56 quilts made before, during, and after the journey west, as well as new information about the role of women in their communities. Each quilt is shown in full color, along with vintage photos of the makers plus information describing the quilt and the maker's family. Multiple appendices relate trail conditions, an analysis of the quilts, letters and narrations of the Trail experience, and available resource locations. Also includes a glossary, extensive bibliography, maps, and index. A wonderful resource for quilt enthusiasts, descendants, educators, and historians alike.

Title: Quilts of the Oregon Trail

Author Name: Bywater Cross, Mary

Categories: Quilts,

Publisher: Atglen, PA, U.S.A., Schiffer Publishing, Limited: 2006

ISBN Number: 0764323164

ISBN Number 13: 9780764323164

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 004927