This beautifully illustrated book features more than 80 antique and contemporary quilts, plus photos of life on the farm and American textile mills. The book shares the important story of the American cotton farmer and the cotton he grows and sells. Readers will be introduced to high-tech, agile growers, both men and women, who operate "smart farms" and produce the world's finest cotton. Quilters are the single most passionate consumers of 100% cotton fabric, and this book explains how and where American textiles were made in the first half of the 20th century, as well as the many ways women shopped for their beloved fabric. Cotton batting is a critical element of quiltmaking and the author has gone inside today's mills to explain how millions of pounds of American cotton are made into batting. Finally, the book explores the efforts of a few intrepid individuals and forward-thinking companies who are determined to bring back 100% cotton fabric that is both grown and manufactured in the U.S.
Third Floor Quilts
Size: 158 pages
ISBN: 978-0-578-40478-3 | Binding: Paperback
American Cotton: Farm to Quilt
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Teresa Duryea Wong is a lifelong writer and communicator. She began her career as a journalist, and later published a fine arts magazine. For two decades, she worked in public affairs and eventually became Vice President of Communications for a large corporation. She currently writes, quilts, and blogs about quilts. Teresa holds a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Rice University and was recently named the Faith P. and Charles L. Bybee Foundation Scholar by the Bybee Foundation and the Texas Quilt Museum.