Quilts are an integral part of the picture of this tumultuous period of American history because they tell the story of the other half who lived through it: the women of the North and the South. Quilts from the Civil War
combines intelligently written text and excerpts from diaries and letters with archival photos, engravings, and color photos of period quilts to offer new insight into both the quiltmaking of the time and the lives of the women. In addition to the engrossing historic angle, there are complete instructions for nine quilt projects adapted from original quilts of the era and tips on using reproduction fabrics. These projects--including "Underground Railroad," "Northern Lily and Southern Rose," and "Log Fence"--have a very authentic look to them and allow modern quiltmakers to enter into the spirit of history. --Amy Handy
From Library Journal
History buffs as well as quilters will enjoy these accounts of quilting-related experiences during the Civil War from women in both the North and the South. Brackman (Kansas Quilts and Quilters, Univ. of Kansas, 1993) also includes instructions and full-size patterns for nine projects adapted from Civil War quilts, as well as suggestions for using today's reproduction fabrics. Recommended for historical textile collections.
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