Praise Basted In. A Friendship Quilt for Aunt Sallie.
Kaufman, Margaret.

[Newark, Vermont: ] Janus Press, 1995. One of 100 copies signed by the author, book designer and publisher Claire Van Vliet, Audrey Holden, Mary Richardson, and the other contributors. With an eight-page pamphlet bound in at the end with an embossed quilt-design card cover in which is printed information about the book's production and contributors. Title page basted in with lavender crochet thread by Tamar Thorne. Floral card frontispiece tipped in. The patterns on many of the quilt squares are of printers' flowers and borders received from John Anderson of the Pickering Press. The designs within the book were laser printed and some were hand-colored. Praise Basted In has nine squares from family and friends, each with its own greeting cards and Sallie's comments. Each of the greetings cards was handwritten by an individual woman and then printed. A fine copy in a clamshell box covered in a Waverly fabric made by Judi Conant and Mary Richardson with a framed bouquet of silk flowers also by Holden on the inside of the box's front cover. Multi-patterned, cotton cloth over boards in an accordion style binding with variously shaped pages cut and sewed by Audrey Holden. Praise Basted-In has nine squares from family and friends, each with its own greeting card and Sallie's comments Square octavo. Unpaginated. (Item ID: 16267)


This work is a folded cloth and paper "quilt" and memory book containing a poem written by Margaret Kaufman and a companion volume to Claire Van Vliet's Aunt Sallie's Lament. It creates a friendship quilt in celebration of her seventy-fifth birthday.

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