Virginia Quilt Museum
Somewhere in our quest for modernity, we neglected to preserve the stories of the average women from long ago. But as the founders of the Virginia Quilt Museum have discovered, these women left tangible evidence of their lives. With vivid color pics and detailed histories this book chronicles the Old Dominion’s exceptional quilts and the stories behind them, some amusing, some poignant, and some downright ridiculous. Each page contains a full-color photo of a quilt with a caption that describes who made it, when, where, and the circumstances.
8¾” x 11” 134 pages, index, illus., paperbound.
#436 VA Quilt Museum $29.95
   Quilts of Virginia 1607-1899 The Birth of America Through the Eyes of a Needle
Presented by the Virginia Consortium of Quilters
This organization of quilters has published this book as their part in commemorating Virginia's 400th anniversary. Here are over 270 beautiful historic quilts and ephemerea in over 325 color and vintage photos. From quilted armor of the 17th century to crazy quilts of the 19th century, these personal family and museum treasures include homespun work of slaves and fancy work of freed women and First Ladies. Doubly informative as the text contains backgrounds of each quilt and a running history of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Also contains a glossary of quilter's terms, a time line of VA history, and a list of places where quilts are displayed.
8½" X 11" 168 pages, index, fully illustrated, paperbound ISBN 0-7643-2465-9
#120 Quilts of Virginia $29.95

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 A Cartoon of the District of Columbia Flashbacks Volume One Patrick M. Reynolds brings history to life with a sense of humor. His exciting drawings put you on the scene with the conflicts, madness, plus the wheeling and dealing that resulted in the location and construction of the U.S. capital city. This book covers the early history of DC from 1776 to 1863. You'll be surprised at how many cities served as the U.S. capital; you'll be amazed that the city was built--despite all the bickering, petty jealousies, and down-right stupidity.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index,
paperbound ISBN 0-932514-31-6
#F1 Cartoon History of DC $14.95
  DC Neighborhoods Flashbacks Vol. Two Artist-writer Patrick M. Reynolds takes you to the Washington that tourists seldom see The U.S. capital expanded with the growth of public transportation into such areas as Shepard Park, Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, Kalorama, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Capital Hill, LeDroit Park, Tenleytown, Brookland, and others. Stories in this book go back to the explorations of Capt. John Smith in the 1600s and the Indian Wars of early Virginia, continuing into the 20th century with the introduction of the cherry trees to Washington and the end of segregation in public schools.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index, paperbound ISBN 0-932514-31-6
#F2 Cartoon History of DC $14.95

Previous weeks' stories and references: Constitution-How & Why we got it... Autocamping...American Presidency...Auto Racing...Baseball History...Combat Artists...The Ghost Army of WWII... Artists in War The Limb Maker...Duke Ellington...Ferries Across the Chessie .. HOLIDAYS...The Italian Crisis...Ninian Beall Sequence.....UFOs Over Washington... Culpeper of Virginia...The Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918...Indians of the Eastern Shore of MD & VA...Black Confederates... Pirates on the Chesapeake...Chesapeake Beach...Chesapeake Bay Stories...Ghost stories...Silver Spring MD...Clovers...Hoover Airport...Slavery...President Garfield...Swampoodle...Constitution

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