Fabric of Society
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Annette Gero describes her new book, The Fabric of Society, as showing a rich and diverse heritage in Australian patchwork quilts. It covers quilts made by convicts, Governors wives, Gold Rush immigrants, wealthy shop owners, dressmakers, church ministers, WWI diggers, people who were forced off the land during the Depression, WWII Australian prisoners of war, rabbit trappers, artist's wives and finally last, but not least, Mum who made all her children's clothes and never threw anything away. The thread that holds this patchwork of Australian history together is that each story told includes the making of a quilt. It draws on women's memories, diaries, their letters to relatives, official records, newspaper and magazine articles reflecting the current domestic influences and, of course, the old magazines which provided the quilt patterns.
The Fabric of Society also has patterns of 29 of the heritage quilts, designed by the internationally acclaimed quilter Kim Mclean.
There are full-page photos of 130 quilts in full glorious colour together with 300 other photos of the women who made the quilts and full-page details of the fabrics.