Quilts From The Civil War: Nine Projects, Historic Notes, Diary Entries

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C&T Publishing Inc, Nov 5, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
Quilts and their makers are an integral part of the story about this incredible period of American history. Barbara Brackman offers a rarely discussed perspective from half of those who lived through it - the women of the North and the South.

Included are complete instructions for nine projects, which are adapted from historical quilts and convey an authentic feel. Definitely modern quiltmaking techniques will inspire both faithful reproductions and contemporary adaptations of Civil War era quilts. The book includes tips for using today's reproduction fabrics and suggestions for achieving a period look.

Fascinating photos and excerpts from diaries and letters capture the patriotism and frustration of courageous women on both sides of the conflict.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
CHAPTER 1 Petticoat Plotters Quilts for Freedoms Fair
7
CHAPTER 2 Emancipation Without Proclamation Quilts and the Underground Railroad
14
CHAPTER 3 Rally Round the FIag Boys Union and Secession Quilts
28
CHAPTER 4 Heart and Soul in the Cause Quilts from Soldiers Aid Societies
49
CHAPTER 5 The Hearts and Hands of the People Fairs on the Home Front
64
CHAPTER 6 In War Time Hardship Homespun and Linsey
80
CHAPTER 7 It Didnt Look Like a YanKee Person Could Be So Mean Quilts Buried with the Silver
91
CHAPTER 8 Every Star Brighter than Before Commemorative Quilts
109
ENDNOTES
119
APPENDICES
122
INDEX
126
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
127
Legal Page
129
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