A stunning escape into the world of everything quilt. From the exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston comes Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories. Spanning more than 400 years, the 58 works of textile art in this book express the personal narratives of their makers and owners and connect to broader stories of global trade, immigration, industry, marginalization, and territorial and cultural expansion. Made by Americans of European, African, Native and Hispanic heritage, these quilts and bedcovers range from family heirlooms to acts of political protest, each with its own story to tell.
By Pamela A. Parmal, Jennifer M. Swope, Lauren D. Whitley, with a preface by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Published in 2021 by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, printed in Italy