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Monday, June 30, 2014

Prairie Quilts and Pioneer Stories 1874--1890

Book Review

Patricia L. Cummings


Prairie Quilts and Pioneer Stories 1874-1890 is not my first encounter with the work of Terry Clothier Thompson, /The book, published in 2000 but "new" to me is a composite of family letters and quilts and quilt blocks for which instruction is provided. The book is Book 1 in a series of three books and is published by Peace Creek Pattern Co.k 15218 W. 83rd Terrace, Lenexa, KS 66219.

At first glance, the many line drawn patterns look very appealing. Some are new "takes" on an old theme and there are enough appliqué patterns to please anyone who loves that technique.

The colors are a consistent brown, black, and neutral beige colors. The family photos are all in sepia tones and are tucked in strategically. The book is a  nice mix of meaningful genealogical history, a celebration of "family," and projects to be enjoyed.

In the future I shall be on the lookout for additional books by Terry Clothier Thompson. They are truly labors of love!
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