Mary Black s Family QuiltsMary Black s Family Quilts

"Mary Black's Family Quilts represents an intriguing blend of South Carolina history, social history, material culture, and women's studies for academics and general readers alike. Laurel Horton's thorough research into the Black family ...

Author: Laurel Horton

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570036101


Page: 184

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Mary Black's Family Quilts utilizes a remarkable collection of sixteen quilts to tell the story of a family through six generations and access the material behavior associated with quiltmaking traditions. The daughter of a prominent farmer, Mary Louisa Snoddy Black (1860-1927) is remembered in the Spartanburg, South Carolina, region for the hospital named in her honor and for the philanthropic foundation that continues to support community health and wellness. Laurel Horton explores the even more tangible legacy Black left to her descendants--trunks full of quilts made by women of the family, each labeled with detailed information about its origin and significance. Pairing the information from the labels with research culled from interviews, letters, and public documents, Horton stitches together the family's history across the fabric of two centuries as she explores the roles of women as keepers of home, hearth, and history in nineteenth- and twentieth-century America.

Upcountry South Carolina Goes to WarUpcountry South Carolina Goes to War

Racine, Piedmont Farmer, 9, and Racine, Seeing Spartanburg, 27; Horton, Mary Black's Family Quilts, 21–25. Nazareth's third sanctuary building, built in 1832, is in use today. The wellmaintained cemetery is a major asset for historians ...

Author: Tom Moore Craig

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781611171105


Page: 226

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This collection of Civil War correspondence chronicles the lives and concerns of three Confederate families in Piedmont, South Carolina. The letters in Upcountry South Carolina Goes to War provide valuable firsthand accounts of both battlefronts and the home front, sharing rich details about daily life as well as evolving attitudes toward the war. As the men of service age from each family join the Confederate ranks, they begin writing from military camps in Virginia and the Carolinas, describing combat in some of the war’s more significant battles. Though they remain staunch patriots to the Southern cause until the bitter end, the surviving combatants write candidly of their waning enthusiasm in the face of the realities of combat. The corresponding letters from the home front offer a more pragmatic assessment of the period and its hardships. Emblematic of the fates of many Southern families, the experiences of these representative South Carolinians are dramatically illustrated in their letters from the eve of the Civil War through its conclusion.

Mary Black s Family QuiltsMary Black s Family Quilts

Mary Black's Family Quilts utilizes a remarkable collection of sixteen quilts to tell the story of a family through six generations and to document with scholarly and aesthetic insights the material behaviors associated with quilting ...

Author: Laurel Horton


ISBN: 1570036098


Page: 184

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Mary Black's Family Quilts utilizes a remarkable collection of sixteen quilts to tell the story of a family through six generations and to document with scholarly and aesthetic insights the material behaviors associated with quilting traditions. Valuable both as artistic creations and as historical artifacts, the Black family quilts reflect decades of work, familial interactions, economic philosophy, and personal and communal values.

Massachusetts QuiltsMassachusetts Quilts

Laurel Horton , Mary Black's Family Quilts : Memory and Meaning in Everyday Life ( Columbia , S.C .: University of South Carolina Press , 2005 ) , 2 . 3. Otis Olney Wright , History of Swansea , Massachusetts 1667–1917 ( Swansea ...

Author: Lynne Z. Bassett

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584657456


Page: 336

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The definitive treasury of Massachusetts's historic quilts, and a tribute to the creative spirit of their makers

Women and the Material Culture of Needlework and Textiles 1750 950 Women and the Material Culture of Needlework and Textiles 1750 950

8. Laurel Horton, “Mary Black's Family Quilts: Changing Styles, Status, and Fabric Availability,” in Uncoverings 2004, ed. Kathlyn Sullivan, 79–108 (Lincoln, NE: American Quilt Study Group, 2004). 9. Beverly Gordon, “Crazy Quilts as an ...

Author: MaureenDaly Goggin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351536776


Page: 312

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Rejecting traditional notions of what constitutes art, this book brings together essays on a variety of fiber arts to recoup women's artistic practices by redefining what counts as art. Although scholars over the last twenty years have turned their attention to fiber arts, redefining the conditions, practices, and products as art, there is still much work to be done to deconstruct the stubborn patriarchal art/craft binary. With essays on a range of fiber art practices, including embroidery, knitting, crocheting, machine stitching, rug making, weaving, and quilting, this collection contributes to the ongoing scholarly redefinition of women's relationship to creative activity. Focusing on women as producers of cultural products and creators of social value, the contributors treat women as active subjects and problematize their material practices and artifacts in the complex world of textiles. Each essay also examines the ways in which needlework both performs gender and, in turn, constructs gender. Moreover, in concentrating on and theorizing material practices of textiles, these essays reorient the study of fiber arts towards a focus on process?the making of the object, including the conditions under which it was made, by whom, and for what purpose?as a way to rethink the fiber arts as social praxis.

A Stitch in TimeA Stitch in Time

indebted to Linda Eaton for generously sharing curatorial information about this quilt during my site visit on February 7, ... Laurel Horton, Mary Black's Family Quilts: Memory and Meaning in Everyday Life (Columbia: University of South ...

Author: Aimee E. Newell

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821444757


Page: 312

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Drawing from 167 examples of decorative needlework — primarily samplers and quilts from 114 collections across the United States — made by individual women aged forty years and over between 1820 and 1860, this exquisitely illustrated book explores how women experienced social and cultural change in antebellum America. The book is filled with individual examples, stories, and over eighty fine color photographs that illuminate the role that samplers and needlework played in the culture of the time. For example, in October 1852, Amy Fiske (1785 – 1859) of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, stitched a sampler. But she was not a schoolgirl making a sampler to learn her letters. Instead, as she explained, “The above is what I have taken from my sampler that I wrought when I was nine years old. It was w[rough]t on fine cloth [and] it tattered to pieces. My age at this time is 66 years.” Situated at the intersection of women’s history, material culture study, and the history of aging, this book brings together objects, diaries, letters, portraits, and prescriptive literature to consider how middle-class American women experienced the aging process. Chapters explore the physical and mental effects of “old age” on antebellum women and their needlework, technological developments related to needlework during the antebellum period and the tensions that arose from the increased mechanization of textile production, and how gift needlework functioned among friends and family members. Far from being solely decorative ornaments or functional household textiles, these samplers and quilts served their own ends. They offered aging women a means of coping, of sharing and of expressing themselves. These “threads of time” provide a valuable and revealing source for the lives of mature antebellum women. Publication of this book was made possible in part through generous funding from the Coby Foundation, Ltd and from the Quilters Guild of Dallas, Helena Hibbs Endowment Fund.

Piece of My Soul Quilts by Black Arkansans c Piece of My Soul Quilts by Black Arkansans c

While several quilt designs appear to have been especially favored by the black Arkansans , such as variations of the ... The Allen / Williams Family , Camden , Arkansas David Allen and Mary Ann , former slaves , married in the 1870s ...

Author: Cuesta Benberry

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1610753070


Page: 194

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Quilts Around the WorldQuilts Around the World

... North Carolina , ” was one of the earliest studies of regional variations in American quiltmaking traditions . She authored the awardwinning 2005 book Mary Black's Family Quilts : Memory and Meaning in Everyday Life .

Author: Spike Gillespie

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9781610600910


Page: 352

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This essential book for all quilters and quilt collectors tells the fascinating story of quilting around the world, illuminated by the international quilt community’s top experts and more than 300 glorious color photographs. Covering Japan, China, Korea, and India; England, Ireland, France, and The Netherlands; Australia, Africa, Central America, North America, and beyond, Quilts Around the World explores both the diversity and common threads of quilting. Discover Aboriginal patchwork from Australia, intricate Rallis from the Middle East, Amish and Hawaiian quilts from the United States, Sashiko quilts from Japan, vivid Molas from Central America, and art quilts from every corner of the globe. Also included are twenty patchwork and applique patterns to use in your own quilt projects, inspired by designs from the world’s most striking quilts.

The QuiltsThe Quilts

The Mary Black Family Quilts Laurel Horton eve Sometime before her death in 1927 , Mary Snoddy Black sat down with her youngest daughter , Mary Kate , and passed along to her the stories of the family quilts . Mary Kate wrote down the ...



ISBN: IND:30000065169140


Page: 14

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The New Encyclopedia of Southern CultureThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

... Quilts, and American Society (1987); Laurel Horton, Quiltmaking in America: Beyond the Myths (1994), Mary Black's Family Quilts: Memory and Meaning in Everyday Life (2005); Mary Elizabeth Johnson, Mississippi Quilts (2001); Mary ...

Author: Glenn Hinson

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807898550


Page: 424

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Southern folklife is the heart of southern culture. Looking at traditional practices still carried on today as well as at aspects of folklife that are dynamic and emergent, contributors to this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examine a broad range of folk traditions. Moving beyond the traditional view of folklore that situates it in historical practice and narrowly defined genres, entries in this volume demonstrate how folklife remains a vital part of communities' self-definitions. Fifty thematic entries address subjects such as car culture, funerals, hip-hop, and powwows. In 56 topical entries, contributors focus on more specific elements of folklife, such as roadside memorials, collegiate stepping, quinceanera celebrations, New Orleans marching bands, and hunting dogs. Together, the entries demonstrate that southern folklife is dynamically alive and everywhere around us, giving meaning to the everyday unfolding of community life.