San Jose, CA (Vocus) September 24, 2010
In anticipation of the prestigious Pennsylvania Library Association book exhibit, leading self-publisher Xlibris announced today the availability of The Log Cabin Quilt Story, an engaging book co-authored by Caroline Isaacs and Paula Clauss Isaacs.
The Log Cabin Quilt Story was inspired by a one thousand piece log cabin quilt Caroline Isaacs started hand piecing at the age of five years old and finished hand quilting at the age of seven. The book tells the story of over two hundred years of family history, American History, and “This Old House”, the family’s Northeastern Pennsylvania homestead built in the early 1800’s. Each aspect of the quilt ties in with a piece of her family history and acts as a tribute to her country.
The log cabin quilt pattern is a representation of the spirit of Abraham Lincoln, the log cabin president, and the simple pioneering values of frontier America – honesty, hard work, humility, and liberty. As readers flick through the pages of this interesting book, they will learn more about quilting, American history, genealogy, and even learn about coded messages that some quilt historians believe are found in Underground Railroad quilts.
The Log Cabin Quilt Story is a depiction of Caroline’s quest to explore her family’s history while literally weaving in our country’s colorful and inspiring past.
The Log Cabin Quilt Story will be featured at the Pennsylvania Library Association book exhibit which will be held from October 24 to 27, 2010 in Lancaster, PA. Readers who wish to order a copy of this book are encouraged to visit Xlibris.com, call toll free (888) 795-4274 or send email to orders(at)xlibris(dot)com
About the Author
Caroline Isaacs, a seventh generation Californian, was born 1991 in Santa Monica, California. She started hand piecing her log cabin quilt at the age of five years old and finished hand quilting it at the end of first grade. In 1998, her quilt won a Star Blue Ribbon at the Santa Clara County Fair in California. Caroline is a sophomore, studying Art and Education at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.
Paula Clauss Isaacs, the mother of Caroline, was born and raised in Lake Ariel Pennsylvania, just miles from This Old House. She is a thirteenth generation American. She is the daughter of the late Peter and Jane Macdonald Clauss and one of their ten children. She has an A.A. from Keystone College and a B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Kutztown State University in Pennsylvania. She has been married to her husband, Charles Hart Isaacs for over twenty-five years, and they have three children, Dory, Caroline and Harrison. After many years of research, she has recently received membership into the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) through three generations of Kimble’s, seventy year old Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather Jacob Kimball Sr.; his son, Jacob Kimble Jr.; and his son Able Kimble. She is a member of the John Winthrop Society, and Parke Society. She enjoys quilting, photography and genealogy.
The Log Cabin Quilt Story * by Caroline Isaacs and Paula Clauss Isaacs
Publication Date: May 11, 2010
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4500-2735-9
Picture Book Hardcover; $25.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4500-2736-6
Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.
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