This complete guide to buying, selling, creating, and preserving antique quilts features descriptions and actual selling prices for historic quilts sold at auction. There are also invaluable hints for starting a collection, caring for old quilts, and making new ones based on vintage patterns. Full-color photographs of major sold quilts accompany descriptions of the quilts’ history, final sale price, and provenance. Also included are the most complete “prices realized” listings of actual quilt sales ever published, as well as quilting patterns to make your own historical quilt reproduction, a baby quilt, a full-size quilt, and a quilt block. The book also presents histories of the famous auction houses involved in selling many of the classic quilts.
About the Author
Dave Prochnow is a frequent contributor to MacAddict, Nuts and Volts,
and SERVO Magazine,
as well as the author of twenty-three nonfiction books, including the best-selling Experiments with EPROMS.
Winner of the 2001 Maggie Award for the best “How to” article in a consumer magazine, Dave is currently busy doing research on his upcoming book about robots.
Kathy Prochnow is a certified interior designer and an illustrator. Her column, “Auction Blocks,” appeared regularly in Traditional Quilter magazine in the 1990s.
A Guide to Heirloom and Antique Quilts
By Dave and Kathy Prochnow
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Textiles & Costume
152 pp. 10 x 10
135 color photos 10 color illus. 5 b/w illus.
Tables Appendixes Notes Glossary Index