Author: Whitney Otto
Title: How to Make an American Quilt
Details: paperback, 2001 edition, 240 pages, color cover
Sign by Jane, this paperback edition of Whitney Otto’s popular novel, “How to Make an American Quilt” features Jane’s award winning Willow quilt on the cover.
About this book
"INTENSELY THOUGHTFUL...In Grasse, a small town outside Bakersfield, the women meet weekly for a quilting circle, piecing together scraps of their husbands' old workshirts, children's ragged blankets, and kitchen curtains...Like the richly colored, well-placed shreds that make up the substance of an American quilt, details serve to expand and illuminate these characters...The book spans half a century and addresses not only [these women's] histories but also their children's, their lovers', their country's, and in the process, their gender's."
--San Francisco Chronicle