Crazy quilts don’t equate with crazy women now, but the fiction of the late 1800’s tells a different story. Crazy quilts were all the rage during the mid-1870's but began to drop from favor during the mid-1890's. An article in Dorcas magazine explained the then current fad, ‘Of all the ‘crazes’ which have swept over … Continue reading Crazy Quilts = Crazy Women?
When I got my MA, I had to write a thesis. The challenge was coming up with some area of literature to analyze that had not been done a million times already. I love quilts and American lit., so I combined those to interests and somehow convinced my professors that enough short stories about quilts … Continue reading The Quilt as a Symbol in Fiction
After I started quilting, I discovered quilt fiction. I had no idea until I started reading a few books with a quilt focus, but this is almost a genre unto itself and it actually has been since the mid-1800’s. Apparently quilters' obsessions with anything at all having to do with "quilting" has existed for centuries. … Continue reading Quilt Stories (or Quilters’ Obsessions with Anything Related to Quilts)