Schiffer Books are so, so lovely.
Quilts of Virginia 1607-1899:
The Birth of America Through the Eye of a Needle
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Barbara Tricarico, editor and photographer
Although not a new book (2006), I thought I'd share this recent read with you. I came across a copy while doing some writing research. Let's just say I didn't get much writing done: I was too focused on this fascinating read!
The Virginia Consortium of Quilters studied over 3,000 Virginia quilts for this book project, and over 270 of them are photographed in this collection. After a foreword by the ever-creative Jinny Beyer, the history and photographs document Virginia's history by region, such as the Shenandoah Region which covers Roanoke up to Frederick County. Quilters will appreciate the accompanying pattern for Virginia's own Farmer's Delight/Farmer's Fancy Block.
What are you reading?