By Bobbie Smith Bryant
Full color throughout
8 x 9 inches
Author Bobbie Smith Bryant grew up on her family's farm in the "Black Patch" of Western Kentucky — an area named for the unique tobacco curing process used only in that region.
You'll want to pull up a chair at the Smith family's dinner table as you read through Passions of the Black Patch: Cooking and Quilting in Western Kentucky — Bobbie's rich and colorful collection of over 200 family recipes, hand-crafted heirloom quilts, and delightful stories celebrating the special traditions of her family, its farm, and the "Black Patch" region the Smiths have called home for many generations.
"Passions of the Black Patch: Cooking and Quilting in Western Kentucky, by Bobbie Smith Bryant, is a wonderful collection of recipes, quilts and Western Kentucky history. It is a timely reminder of how important it is to document your family's quilts." —Susan K. Edwards, Director of Marketing, The National Quilt Museum
"History, folkways, foodways, and more all come together in Bobbie Smith Bryant's new work. Kentuckians will enjoy the book, but more than that, they will learn much about the Commonwealth and its rich traditions." —James C. Klotter, State Historian of Kentucky, Professor of History at Georgetown College
"Quilts that come with family stories are always special because most quilts have long lost their ties to the family that made them. In Bobbie Smith Bryant's beautifully photographed Passions of the Black Patch: Cooking and Quilting in Western Kentucky, quilt lovers will enjoy browsing through this family's collection of turn-of-the-century and depression quilts, while also having a look into farm traditions and a culture that many will fondly recall." —Shelly Zegart, President, The Kentucky Quilt Project Inc., and Executive Producer of the nine-part documentary, "Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics" (www.whyquiltsmatter.org)