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For each period, Eileen Trestain gives us fascinating information about how textiles were made, dyes were used and prints created in the making of fabrics during that time period.Eileen Jahnke Trestain was raised in a small town near Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Unfortunately, it is only available in paperback now.This practical handbook compiled by Trestain, an experienced quilt appaiser, includes photos of more than 1000 color fabric swatchesmany from the authors collectioncovering the period from 1800 to 1960.Trestain devotes a chapter to each of six different eras: pre1830, the settling of the West, the first centennial, the turn of the century, the Roaring Twenties, the Depression, and World War II.With the encouragement of friends, Eileen began producing her own line of patterns under the business name of Peonies Needlework Crafts.
From Library Journal: In dating antique quilts, fabric identification takes on paramount importance.
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