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The Civil War Love Letter Quilt: 121 Quilt Blocks Inspired by Love and War Paperback – July 9, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publ (July 9, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0896894878
  • ISBN-13: 978-0896894877
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #316,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Seems to be nice, sturdy cover.
Kristen
With blocks to make and the personal stories from people who lived through the Civil War of the USA this is a great read.
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I love this book, it has some great blocks in it to make a great quilt and other projects.
JULI

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Sharon A. Murphy on October 14, 2007
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This is not a quilt pattern book. Those who want a quilt pattern will be disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the diary entries and planning a quilt from the patterns pictured. It is possible to transfer the designs to patterns if you are patient and have some quilting experience. A wonderful addition to any quilter's library.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Within A Quarter Inch on March 28, 2008
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This book is really great if your looking to use up some of your civil war era fabrics! Or, even if you're not and want to make it a little more modern! The pictures of the blocks are very clear and you can easily sew them up if you a little quilting experience. There are some general instructions provided at the beginning of the book - but it's not a sew this to this type of thing.
I'm not super 'into' reading the letters - but the quilt results are gorgeous!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Karen Pry on September 26, 2007
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I love this book. The fact that the blocks are with the love letters makes it rather fun to do them up while you read. I have other books by this author and love all of them, especially Amish Circle Quilt.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D L Woodbury on May 1, 2012
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I found this book to be wonderfully inspiring. The patterns could be utilized for both period and non-period quilters alike, while remaining interesting for non-quilters, too. The rich history behind each block gives the reader a peek back through a window in time; each story bringing the past alive. I recommend this book for it's historical content, it's portrayal of lives during the Civil War, as well as a quilter's reference book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Susan H. Cook on September 2, 2009
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For anyone who loves history and sewing or quilting, this book is great. The letters are of the day-to-day lives of both the soldiers and family members back home. How the crops are doing, finances, and the health (or lack of it} of the family are usual topics. The soldiers write of fears,hopes,daily routines and being lonely. I love to sit and sew, using the wonderful reproduction fabrics and make the quilt blocks just as the women of the civil war era did.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl Fox on April 6, 2009
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This was a great buy and a great book. Would recommend for anyone that quilts or loves to read about the Civil War history.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By N. Hockenberry on July 16, 2008
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This is a great book if you are interested in knowing what a few women were feeling and thinking while there loveone was at war.
How they would think of them. How they would make a quilt block to feel closer to there loveone. How they would not see or hear from there loveone for a very long time. How these quilt block make them feel closer.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Loveta Lilly on June 2, 2009
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This is a very touching book. The storie are great ,very moving.
I would recommend this book to anyone that might have an interest of the Civil war
Loveta
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