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Between 1840 and 1870, thousands of women arrived in the Pacific Northwest by way of the Oregon Trail. This migration or "leave taking" was a life-changing experience, consuming the longest time and widest distance these women would travel to establish homes and farms and help build communities for themselves and their families. This fascinating book presents quilts as documents of history to discover the women and their life stories. The book features 56 quilts made before, during, and after the journey west, as well as new information about the role of women in their communities. Each quilt is shown in full color, along with vintage photos of the makers plus information describing the quilt and the maker''s family. Multiple appendices relate trail conditions, an analysis of the quilts, letters and narrations of the Trail experience, and available resource locations. Also includes a glossary, extensive bibliography, maps, and index. A wonderful resource for quilt enthusiasts, descendants, educators, and historians alike.

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Mary Bywater Cross is a quilt historian with a specialized interest in Western women''s history. Her research is supported by on-site visits to the areas where these women traveled, lived, and worked. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Velikova
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Book might be okay
Reviewed in the United States on February 14, 2018
This book might be okay , but the two separate times I tried to order it, I received it damaged and had to get my money refunded. I am not willing to try again at this time.
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Disappointing
Reviewed in the United States on August 17, 2017
Disappointing, the description implies that there are actually patterns in this book, when there is not.
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laurel schroeder
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history
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2021
have not read yet-can''t wait to get started
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Linda Nicole Wallin
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Great read
Reviewed in the United States on May 9, 2013
I enjoyed the book so far learning about how the quilts were created by families and how they reflect what was going on from one coast to the other.
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Jacky
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2014
ths is a good historical and p;icturoral book about Oregon Trail
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Erin Hamlet
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Oregon Trail Quilts
Reviewed in the United States on June 12, 2013
Book was in good condition and a great price! Great book for quilters and anyone that enjoys the history of the Oregon Trail!
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joyce ball
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Good history
Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2013
Personal tales are "real" history and this is good for quilt lovers and those who would like to have lived in the 1800"s.
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Judy
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Stories of Quilts and Pioneers
Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2007
Anyone who is interested in pioneer history will love the book, "Quilts of the Oregon Trail", by Mary Bywater Cross. There is far more than quilt history in this book. The author has integrated the quilts into a broad study of the lives of the women who owned or made... See more
Anyone who is interested in pioneer history will love the book, "Quilts of the Oregon Trail", by Mary Bywater Cross. There is far more than quilt history in this book. The author has integrated the quilts into a broad study of the lives of the women who owned or made them.

The information presented with each quilt is fascinating. We learn about the women''s lives, their families, and the trials and tribulations involved in the trip west as well as their experiences after arrival. As each quilt maker comes to life through these stories we learn details about her quilt including how and where it was made and what it might have meant to her.

The photos of the quilts and the people are a joy to view. They make these women''s lives all the more real. As a quilter and quilt history enthusiast this book is a favorite of mine.
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 25, 2017
Beautifully illustrated and written. Inspiring images and designs - a lovely book!
Beautifully illustrated and written. Inspiring images and designs - a lovely book!
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Arendt Marie Christine
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Oregon Trail
Reviewed in France on October 12, 2013
le livre répond à toutes mes attentes.Il apprend beaucoup sur cette traversée des USA et sur cette époque.J''aime beaucoup les photos des personnages en relation avec les quilts.
le livre répond à toutes mes attentes.Il apprend beaucoup sur cette traversée des USA
et sur cette époque.J''aime beaucoup les photos des personnages en relation avec les quilts.
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Quilts of the Oregon lowest Trail (Schiffer Book for online Collectors) online

Quilts of the Oregon lowest Trail (Schiffer Book for online Collectors) online

Quilts of the Oregon lowest Trail (Schiffer Book for online Collectors) online

Quilts of the Oregon lowest Trail (Schiffer Book for online Collectors) online

Quilts of the Oregon lowest Trail (Schiffer Book for online Collectors) online

Quilts of the Oregon lowest Trail (Schiffer Book for online Collectors) online

Quilts of the Oregon lowest Trail (Schiffer Book for online Collectors) online

Quilts of the Oregon lowest Trail (Schiffer Book for online Collectors) online