Quilt of States
Piecing Together America
Publication Date: October 11, 2005
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There is no book quite like Quilt of States—the unique combination of handmade quilts with the voice of each state heard through the writing of one of the state's librarians to illustrate the coming together of the United States of America.
Using one of the only two original American folk art forms—quilting (jazz is the other)—Adrienne Yorinks demonstrates her amazing talent for using quilts not only as art, but as information sources. Her work illustrates the history of our country and is accompanied by the words of librarians from every state in the Union.
Jeanette Larson has more than 30 years of library experience. She currently teaches at Texas Woman s University and is an independent trainer for libraries around the country. An active member of the Association for Library Service to Children and the Texas Library Association (TLA), Larson s involvement with El d a de los ni os/El d a de los libros, often called D a, began early in the initiative s history, with the development of an informational booklet of program ideas. More recently, she served on a TLA committee that produced a grant-funded D a tool kit for libraries. In 2003, she served as a member of the Estela and Ra l Mora Award Committee of REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking. Larson has an MSLS from the University of Southern California and a BA in anthropology from the University of New Mexico. She is also the author of a children s book, Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore from the Americas.