Pieced from Ellen's Quilt is the result of years of research. Through a will, Linda Otto Lipsett discovered Ellen's letters (now in the author's private collection). This book is the true story of a bridal friendship quilt in Ellen Spaulding Reed's own words through her letters with narration. A shortened version of Ellen's story ("A Piece of Ellen's Dress") first appeared in The Quilt Digest 2 and in 1985, in Linda's book Remember Me: Women & Their Friendship Quilts.
This book focuses on the following family surnames: Spaulding, Reed, Bagley, Haven, White, McWilliams, Cline, Fowler, Patch, Talcott and Cady.
Pieced from Ellen's Quilt: Ellen Spaulding Reed's Letters and Story by Linda Otto Lipsett, Halstead & Meadows Publishing, 224 pages, includes 16 full-color pages featuring Ellen's friendship quilt, as well as 37 nineteenth-century photographs important to Ellen's story, CIP/LC 91-16329, ISBN 0-9629399-0-0, $13.95.
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