Today I want to introduce you to An Author of some of the very best Civil War Quilting books and Patterns, she also makes jewelry. The Book ” The Civil War Sewing Circle” I ordered recently to use with my daughters in their sewing lessons, which will be part of our history lessons as well. You all know that this year, one of my goals is to learn to quilt better, so I have joined Kathy’s Quilt Group ” Small Quilt Talk ” smallquilttalk on Yahoo Groups for making small quilts. You will find the link near the end of my post. I hope you will take a look at the wonderful patterns and books Kathy has on her site and don’t forget to download her free ones for lessons for your Little Ladies !
The Civil War Sewing Circle
Remembering Adelia was inspired by the diary that was kept by a young woman during the Civil War. Adelia Thomas’ diary had been locked in a trunk in a family’s attic for over 100 years. I came across it at a local historical society several years ago while I was researching photos for my last book, Prairie Children and Their Quilts.
Upon glancing through the diary, I discovered that Adelia was a quilter and I became fascinated with her journal entries about daily life on a farm in northern Illinois in 1861, the year the Civil War broke out. I knew I had to tell her story and design quilts to go along with it.
Remembering Adelia features a number of large quilts as well as charming doll quilts and is full of 19th century quilting traditions.
Celebrate the sweet, centuries-old American tradition of antique doll quilts with stories of the past and heirlooms for the future. These simple projects will capture the charm of yesteryear for a child—or the child within.Sixteen designs represent doll quilts made during different periods in American history, starting with the colonial period and moving through the Civil War, the Victorian era, the Great Depression, and World War II. Explore our country’s quilting traditions while you learn some very basic blocks and simple piecing techniques to make simple little doll quilts much like the ones children learned to make long ago. Create authentic-looking doll quilts for your favorite 18-inch doll or just have fun with your reproduction fabric scraps.Projects in a range of sizes up to 20″ x 22″ include an embroidered medallion quilt, a crazy quilt, Civil War era quilts and needle cases, an Amish quilt and a friendship pillow easy enough for a child to make.Also includes information on fabrics and designs popular during the different historical periods.
What was life like for children growing up on the prairie? Inspired by actual children’s diaries from the American frontier, this follow-up to the bestselling American Doll Quilts gives complete and easy directions to create small, antique-style projects as you read about the lives of pioneer children and their families.
• Fourteen patterns spotlight popular quilt designs from the nineteenth century
• Projects include a signature quilt, a game-board quilt, a schoolhouse quilt, a log cabin quilt, an African American quilt, a prairie doll apron, and a schoolgirl sampler
• See vintage photos of prairie children, and read actual diary entries from children who traveled with their parents to settle in the West
I started quilting by making quilts for my daughter’s dolls and made my very first small quilt from a Martingale & Co. pattern book I picked up in 2000. This sparked an interest in quilting history and led to the publication of American Doll Quilts in 2004. I look to antique quilts for inspiration in making simple little quilts and hope that my books make the past come alive for some of you and also give you a connection with quilters from long ago. My third book,Remembering Adelia, came out in March 2009 and the newest one, The Civil War Sewing Circle, was released in January 2011.
Before turning my hobby into a career, I was an editor in the publishing industry for over 20 years. I live in Illinois with my husband, two children and our two dogs. I love reading, gardening, cooking, making simple beaded jewelry with a scrappy look and, of course, dogs.
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Today’s Quilt Pattern Todays Winner is AMY C !!!!!
Giveaway: Each Day I will be offering a different Quilt E-pattern.
This e-pattern will be emailed to the winner by me, I have purchased these special for this weeks giveaways !
They are sold by martingale.com.
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