The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey
A Passion for Quilts: The Story of Florence Peto Florence Peto (1881-1970) was a quilt collector, quilt historian, and quiltmaker. The quilts she collected and those she made were of such high quality that they became significant parts of museum collections. Florence's enthusiasm for life, thirst for knowledge, and love of quilts led her on a path she might not have expected as a young woman at the end of the nineteenth century. Through books, magazines, lectures, and exhibits, she shared the stories she found in quilts and created a legacy that endures into the twenty-first century. To order a copy right now, send a check payable to The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey in the amount of $32.95 plus $5.00 for shipping and handling to: The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey, P.O. Box 341, Livingston, NJ 07039.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
If you're any where nearby Montclair, New Jersey, Barbara Schaffer, Rita Erickson, and Rachel Cochran will be signing copies of A Passion for Quilts at Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield St., Watchung Plaza, Montclair, NJ. www.watchungbooksellers.com
In September 2011, we presented a Study Center on "The Characteristics of New Jersey Quilts" at the American Quilt Study Group conference in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. We also displayed two New Jersey quilts at the welcoming event and led a round table discussion about Florence Peto.
We also sold over 100 copies of the new book, so act fast if you want one.