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Quilt Culture

Author : Cheryl B. Torsney
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"As a blanket, a commemorative covering, and a work of art, the quilt is a nearly universal cultural artifact. In recent years it has been recognized as one of our most compelling symbols of cultural diversity and the power of women. In this collection, Cheryl B. Torsney and Judy Elsley bring together eleven provocative essays on the quilt as metaphor--in literature, history, politics, and philosophy. This interdisciplinary approach makes Quilt Culture an extraordinarily rich exploration of a cultural artifact whose meaning is far more complex than that of a simple bed covering."--Publishers website.

Gendered Practices in Working Life

Author : Tuula Heiskanen
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Gendered distinctions and differences in working life are produced by often hidden practices. What are they like? How do they work? The book creates, through its multidisciplinary approach and rich empirical data, a wide perspective on gendered practices in working life, from the level of labour market structures to the personal experiences of women and men. Some taken-for-granted assumptions of gender in social sciences and feminist research are challenged by a view through the 'Nordic window'.

The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America in Three Parts History and Quilt Patches Quilts Antique and Modern Quilting and Quilting Designs

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This vintage book contains a complete handbook on quilting in three parts: “History and Quilt Patches”, “Quilts—Antique and Modern”, and “Quilting and Quilting Designs”. A detailed and fascinating exploration of the history and development of quilting, this is a volume that will appeal to those with an interest in the textile industry, and one that would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Contents include: “Origin and History of Quilt-making with Photographic Reproduction of Patches”, “The Romance of Patchwork”, “Quilt Names”, “The Quilting Bee”, “The Quilt's Place in Art”, “The Quilt in the Twentieth Century”, “Historical Quilts from Recent Exhibitions”, “Gleanings from Old Scrapbooks”, “How to Make a Quilt”, “Reproductions of Quilt Patches”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on quilting.

A Graceful Life

Author : Bradley Hanson
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The author understands spirituality to be the attitudes, convictions, and practices that give a definite shape to religious faith. Further, he asserts that spirituality is experiential and practical, for it concerns the specific forms by which faith is expressed and nurtured.The book describes the special emphases of Lutheran spirituality and recommends practices that nurture a vital spirituality. After an introductory chapter on the contemporary context, each of the seven chapters explores a major theme of Lutheran spirituality. A final chapter speculates on the future of Lutheran spirituality. Each chapter includes questions for reflection and group and individual practices. An appendix gives suggestions for group use.

Ecofeminist Philosophy

Author : Karen Warren
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A philosophical exploration of the nature, scope, and significance of ecofeminist theory and practice. This book presents the key issues, concepts, and arguments which motivate and sustain ecofeminism from a western philosophical perspective.

Framed

Author : Orit Kamir
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Some women attack and harm men who abuse them. Social norms, law, and films all participate in framing these occurrences, guiding us in understanding and judging them. How do social, legal, and cinematic conventions and mechanisms combine to lead us to condemn these women or exonerate them? What is it, exactly, that they teach us to find such women guilty or innocent of, and how do they do so? Through innovative readings of a dozen movies made between 1928 and 2001 in Europe, Japan, and the United States, Orit Kamir shows that in representing “gender crimes,” feature films have constructed a cinematic jurisprudence, training audiences worldwide in patterns of judgment of women (and men) in such situations. Offering a novel formulation of the emerging field of law and film, Kamir combines basic legal concepts—murder, rape, provocation, insanity, and self-defense—with narratology, social science methodologies, and film studies. Framed not only offers a unique study of law and film but also points toward new directions in feminist thought. Shedding light on central feminist themes such as victimization and agency, multiculturalism, and postmodernism, Kamir outlines a feminist cinematic legal critique, a perspective from which to evaluate the “cinematic legalism” that indoctrinates and disciplines audiences around the world. Bringing an original perspective to feminist analysis, she demonstrates that the distinction between honor and dignity has crucial implications for how societies construct women, their social status, and their legal rights. In Framed, she outlines a dignity-oriented, honor-sensitive feminist approach to law and film.

Quilts and Health

Author : Marsha MacDowell
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Name an illness, medical condition, or disease and you will find quiltmaking associated with it. From Alzheimer's to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lou Gehrig's Disease to Crigler-Najjar Syndrome, and for nearly every form of cancer, millions of quilts have been made in support of personal well-being, health education, patient advocacy, memorialization of victims, and fundraising. In Quilts and Health, Marsha MacDowell, Clare Luz, and Beth Donaldson explore the long historical connection between textiles and health and its continued and ever growing importance in contemporary society. This lavishly illustrated book brings together hundreds of health-related quilts—with imagery from abstract patterns to depictions of fibromyalgia to an ovarian cancer diary—and the stories behind the art, as told by makers, recipients, healthcare professionals, and many others. This incredible book speaks to the healing power of quilts and quiltmaking and to the deep connections between art and health.

RX for Quilters

Author : Susan Delaney-Mech
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Research confirms that simple sewing tasks lower your heart rate and blood pressure. Quilting and other stitching activities offer relaxation, calming rhythms, and healthy benefits. "Rx for Quilters" is just what the doctor ordered! Gentle, encouraging health advice from a quilter who is also an M.D. How to care for your body so your stitching life can be comfortable and pain-free. Avoid common injuries to your hands, wrists, neck, shoulders, and back. Improve fitness and manage weight with real-world tips for healthy eating and simple daily exercise. Maximize quilting time in a life busy with obligations to family, friends, employers, and yourself. Learn how hormonal shifts, pregnancy, aging, and personal injury or illness affect your stitching. Customize your work area at home, workshops, and retreats.

Quilts among the Plain People

Author : Rachel T. Pellman
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Discover why so many Amish and Mennonites, committed to a simple life, make beautiful quilts. This book looks at quilting in plain communities and the possible origins of quilt patterns popular among the Amish and Mennonites. Why do so many Amish and Mennonites who are devoutly committed to a simple, austere life make beautiful quilts? Why this splash of beauty? What are the favorite designs? How has quilting become a part of the very fabric of Amish and Mennonite life? What are basic how-tos of quiltmaking? "Quilting has survived among these frugal, simple people because a quilt is not only apiece of art. It is also functional."

There Are Places I Remember

Author : Rick Houser
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Anytime I have been to a family gathering or get-together with friends, much of the time becomes devoted to telling tales of days gone by. These stories I listened to as a child and throughout my life. Those of my family and friends that arent here in person now are still here in the stories about them and people, places, and events that we all seem to never forget. However, Ive noticed a flaw to the telling of our memories. When those who can recall and tell the stories are about to pass away almost always, so does all that they remembered. So I decided that as I myself love to tell the stories, I am not going to let that happen to me. So I have been writing short stories so my children and grandchildren will be able to always have them to read. Since I began writing, Ive gained interest from my cousins and old friends who also want to read them. As time has moved forward, the number of memories continues to grow, and I write more memories to keep. I hope that reading this compilation of short stories will give you some opportunity to recall. Life should have smiles and a laugh or two, and I hope you find them within.