The Quilt That Walked to Golden: Women and Quilts in the Mountain West: From the Overland Trail to Contemporary Colorado (Paperback)
Drawing its inspiration from letters, journals, andmost importantlyquilts, this engaging account chronicles the history of the women who settled the town of Golden, Colorado, over the course of two centuries. Laced with true stories drawn from American quilting history, the narrative follows the transformation of the shanty mining village into a thriving community, moving through the Depression and up to the present day. Throughout the decades, the art of quilting provides a window into the lives of these women, their successes, and their sorrows. With more than 70 photographs and four vintage quilt patterns, this unique saga is a treasure for historians and quilters alike.
About the Author
Award-winning author Sandra Dallas was dubbed "a quintessential American voice" by Jane Smiley, in "Vogue Magazine". She is the author of "The Bride's House", "Whiter Than Snow", "Prayers for Sale" and "Tallgrass", among others. Her novels have been translated into a dozen languages and optioned for films. She is the recipient of the Women Writing the West Willa Award and the two-time winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award. For 25 years, Dallas worked as a reporter covering the Rocky Mountain region for "Business Week", and started writing fiction in 1990. She lives with her husband in Denver, Colorado.
"True to her form as a master storyteller, Sandra Dallas creates lasting images of women and their quilts in this wonderful book of quilt history." Quilter's World
"Sandra Dallas, who writes with a light and breezy style, pegs quilting to the pioneer women who sometimes used stitchery to preserve their sanity in the lonely, wide-open spaces of the West . . . a fascinating history." The Denver Post
"Written by one of Colorado's finest writers, our quilted history is well told in The Quilt That Walked to Golden.” Rocky Mountain News
"This book not only walks, it talks. And no quilt could have a better author to make it 'talk' than Sandra Dallas. A great book." Pat Schroeder, president, Association of American Publishers, and former member of Congress