In this Book

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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, Fig 3.8
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xii-xxii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. one • Evidence of the Impact of Quilts and Quiltmaking on Health and Health-Care Outcomes
  2. pp. 7-17
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  1. two • The Art of Health-Related Quiltmaking
  2. pp. 18-47
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  1. three • Individual Experiences of Health and Well-being through Quiltmaking
  2. pp. 48-110
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  1. four • Public and Collective Quiltmaking for Health and Well-being
  2. pp. 111-152
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  1. five • Quilts in Healing Environments and Clinical Care
  2. pp. 153-182
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  1. six • Conclusion
  2. pp. 183-184
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 185-186
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  1. Appendix: Guide to Whatever It Takes: An Ovarian Cancer Diary
  2. pp. 187-190
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 191-208
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 209-218
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  1. About the Authors
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253032270
Related ISBN
9780253032263
MARC Record
OCLC
1008591073
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2017-11-04
Language
English
Open Access
No
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