America's Favorite Quilts by Leslie Linsley: Quilting has been part of America's way of life since our country was first settled. Patterns and gossip were exchanged during quilting bees while the history of our American culture was stitiched into those early quilts. With the renewed interest in American folk art the homespun quilt has taken on a new importance in our contemporary world. Today those patchwork quilt, mostly done between 1750 and 1850, are among the most prized because of the wonderful designs. Leslie Linsley, well-known for her innovative and creative contributions in the craft field, presents a collection of (26) quilts representing America's favorie patterns, Here we find the Log Cabin, one of the most popular designs ever used; Rolling Stone; Drunkard's Path; Star of Bethlehem; Lone Star; Turkey Tracks; Railroad Crossing; Delectable Mountains; LeMoyne Star, and all its variations. American women developed, pieced, and appliqued these patterns which are still cherished, copied, revised, and faithfully reproduced today. The book includes explicit step-by-step directions for duplicating these early quilts, along with full-size patterns for making templates; aids to piecing diagrams; background and border quilt patterns; lists of materials needed; information on making adjustments for different bed sizes, as well as large photographs of each quilt. Also given are instructions on how to quilt-as-you-go and tips on laundering, storing, and preserving these future heirlooms. LESLIE LINSLEY has established herself as one of this country's most innovative craft designer-writers.