Warm Heritage: Old Patchwork Quilts and Coverlets in New Zealand and the Women Who Made Them
This extensively researched book looks at historic quilts and coverlets in New Zealand, from those brought out as family heirlooms with the earliest settlers, through to quilts created up to the 1950s. Beginning with an overview of the history of quilting in general, Pamela FitzGerald then examines the techniques and textiles used by New Zealand quilters from colonial times. Over 20 years of research has gone into finding and documenting the best examples of the quilt-makers art in this country, and examining the lives of the women who often spent years creating these breathtaking works. Many of the quilts featured are well over 100 years old, and were often stitched in the settlers' homeland before coming to New Zealand. There are quilts from France, England, Wales, Ireland, North America and Switzerland, as well as those created in New Zealand.