-Anne Johnson, 2001 See all Product description This book is so excellent.
The author thought out the book really well, like having a hardcover/spiral bound book so it's durable and can stay open flat.
Eileen Jahnke Trestain was raised in a small town outside Grand Rapids, Michigan.
She has always spent much of her time in art and craft pursuits.
After moving to Plano, Texas, in 1988, she joined the Quilter's Guild of Plano.
There are many books out with beautiful color prints of quilts from various eras but until now we couldn't examine an extensive collection of fabrics.With the encouragement of friends in 1990, Eileen began production of her own line of patterns under the business name of Peonies Needlework Crafts.The pattern line features three-dimensional and traditional appliqué elements.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.Over 1,000 color fabric swatches are shown in this handy, pocket-size reference guide.Simply match antique fabrics by selecting a time period and comparing colors and prints. Are you a fabric collector, quilt collector, appraiser, or antiques collector who needs to know specifics about fabrics or quilts? It will help you identify, date, and recognize antique fabrics and their uses in quilts and clothing.There, she worked as a floral designer, specializing in silk and dried floral arrangements.She continued her interest in quilting and began to collect and study quilting patterns.In 1984, she moved to Dallas, Texas, when she married.There, Eileen worked as a floral designer where her specialty was silk floral design. She was invited to assist in research for a local living history museum.Eileen coordinated the recording and photographing of more than 450 quilts in the Collin County, Texas, area over the next two years.The project, with the assistance of guild members, culminated in an exhibit at the Heritage Farmstead Museum.Eileen coordinated recording and photographing of over 450 quilts from Collin County Texas during 1987-1989.