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Quilt stories, Cecilia Macheski, editor, (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Label
Quilt stories
Title
Quilt stories
Statement of responsibility
Cecilia Macheski, editor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Quilting was one of the few forms of creative expression open to past generations of women. Within the acceptable confines of making something "useful," these women stitched rather than penned their stories. Other artistic avenues have opened, but the writers gathered in this unique collection still claim kinship with their quilting sisters by the use of quilts in their writing
  • Featuring works of Bobbie Ann Mason, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Walker, Adrienne Rich, Alice MacGowan, and many others, Quilt Stories is a colorful literary album quilt composed of the unique blocks created and signed by the writers. More than twenty-five stories, poems, and plays featuring the making of quilts - written from 1845 to the present, mainly by American women - document an important pattern in women's literary history
  • Five thematic sections explore quilts as expressions of remembrance and meaning (Memory Blocks), of community and courtship (Double Wedding Ring), of struggle and change (Radical Rose), of mystery and murder (Wheel of Mystery), and of age and wisdom (Old Maid's Ramble)
  • In her introduction, Cecilia Macheski notes that these stories encourage us "to see women's literary history as a giant timeless quilting bee, where the writers gather around a frame and trade stories, gossip, and love." Renouncing the "competitiveness of the patriarchal world," women writers have, in the imagery of the quilt, instead chosen "a model of cooperative and supportive creativity."
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
  • 810.8/0355
  • 810.8/0355
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Macheski, Cecilia
  • Baker & Taylor Axis 360
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quilting
  • Quilts
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Quilting
  • Quilts
Label
Quilt stories, Cecilia Macheski, editor, (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-289)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The patchwork quilt / Annette (pseud.) -- Excerpt from Natural resources / Adrienne Rich -- Quilts / Robin Morgan -- Looking at quilts / Marge Piercy -- Celestial timepiece / Joyce Carol Oates -- My grandmother's quilt / Paulette Jiles -- The quilting party / T.S. Arthur -- Excerpt from The minister's wooing / Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Miss Jones' quilting / Marietta Holley -- A quilting bee in our village / Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman -- Aunt Jerusha's quilting party / Anonymous -- Whitework, or Bride's quilt / Jane Wilson Joyce -- Excerpt from Dougle wedding ring / Patricia Wendorf -- The dream of washing quilts / Rebecca Cox Jackson -- Gospel quilt / Alice MacGowan -- Excerpt from Black April / Julia Peterkin -- Everyday use / Alice Walker -- Bible quilt, circa 1900 / Jane Wilson Joyce -- Excerpt from How to make an American quilt / Whitney Otto -- Rose of Sharon / Jane Wilson Joyce -- Trifles / Susan Glaspell -- Excerpt from The hangman's beautiful daughter / Sharyn McCrumb -- Excerpt from The body in the kelp / Katherine Hall Page -- Pieces to a quilt / Mari Sandoz -- An honest soul / Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman -- Excerpt from Aunt Jane of Kentucky / Eliza Calvert Hall -- The bedquilt / Dorothy Canfield -- Love life / Bobbie Ann Mason
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 289 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813143651
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0012761759
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)622590684
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Quilt stories, Cecilia Macheski, editor, (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-289)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The patchwork quilt / Annette (pseud.) -- Excerpt from Natural resources / Adrienne Rich -- Quilts / Robin Morgan -- Looking at quilts / Marge Piercy -- Celestial timepiece / Joyce Carol Oates -- My grandmother's quilt / Paulette Jiles -- The quilting party / T.S. Arthur -- Excerpt from The minister's wooing / Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Miss Jones' quilting / Marietta Holley -- A quilting bee in our village / Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman -- Aunt Jerusha's quilting party / Anonymous -- Whitework, or Bride's quilt / Jane Wilson Joyce -- Excerpt from Dougle wedding ring / Patricia Wendorf -- The dream of washing quilts / Rebecca Cox Jackson -- Gospel quilt / Alice MacGowan -- Excerpt from Black April / Julia Peterkin -- Everyday use / Alice Walker -- Bible quilt, circa 1900 / Jane Wilson Joyce -- Excerpt from How to make an American quilt / Whitney Otto -- Rose of Sharon / Jane Wilson Joyce -- Trifles / Susan Glaspell -- Excerpt from The hangman's beautiful daughter / Sharyn McCrumb -- Excerpt from The body in the kelp / Katherine Hall Page -- Pieces to a quilt / Mari Sandoz -- An honest soul / Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman -- Excerpt from Aunt Jane of Kentucky / Eliza Calvert Hall -- The bedquilt / Dorothy Canfield -- Love life / Bobbie Ann Mason
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 289 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813143651
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0012761759
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)622590684
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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