This ambitious and long-awaited volume brings together foremost nursing scholars and educators to review and critique the state of nursing research across topics most relevant to current practice. Comprehensive in scope, cogent and truly thought provoking, a book such as the Handbook for Clinical Nursing Research is a must-have shelf reference for every nurse carrying out research or aspiring to conduct research and for those who teach them.
Chapter 5: The Sampler Quilt: A Metaphor of Rural Communities
The Sampler Quilt: A Metaphor of Rural Communities
The quilt has been an integral component of every-I day American life, not only as a means of warding off the cold, but as a way of passing on the “story of life.” Over the past two centuries, quilts have been the most universal form of needlework produced by all women, of all socioeconomic levels, all ethnic groups, and all cultural groups in our country (Cross, 1993). One can engender personal memories of quilts—the one on grandma's bed, quilts at a county fair, or perhaps women working and visiting when you accompanied ...