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Books - 19th Century
These books provide a sampling of the beautiful quilts that were created in the 19th Century. Prepare to be inspired!


Seasons Remembered
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Using the traditional red and green coloration of the 1840s, Seasons Remembered, designed by Jane Davis, features the fine buttonhole stitch applique that 19th Century women used to showcase their needle skills. There are 12 stunning, traditional applique designs (suitable for 18" blocks) in this spectacular series, plus a finishing pattern that includes the leaf border. Full-sized patterns, plus instructions for both traditional and fusible web methods of applique are included. Author: Patti-Ann Publications; softcover pattern pack

Price: $24.95    
 


4 x 5 Inch Quilt Block Anthology
This book gives you classic quilt blocks in unexpected an unexpected shape--4" x 5". There are 182 blocks from simple to intricate. You'll learn how to assemble your blocks into a one-of-a-kind sampler quilt. Tips and guidelines for a block exchange is also included. Authors: Carol Hopkins and Linda M. Koenig; Martingale Press; 208 pages; softcover.

Price: $29.99    
 


American Quilt Treasures
This book is all about historic quilts from the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, the largest public collection of quilts in the world. You'll explore the spectacular colors, rich textures, and cherished traditions of 65 of America' most remarkable quilts, each a part of their permanent collection. Martingale Press; 144 pages; hard cover.

Price: $34.99    
 


Big Book of Civil War Quilts
Travel back in time with your needle and thread. There are 58 patterns for making history-rich quilts using reproduction fabrics. Traditional color combinations are shown for Civil War era style quilts and blocks. Mini-quilts, lap quilts and large bed-size projects are all featured. This is a great way to use scraps and pre-cuts. Authors: Various; Martingale Press; 240 pages; softcover.

Price: $27.99    
 


Caring for Your Quilts
Should you quilt the top that you found at the estate sale? Is it possible to get that nasty stain out of your favorite quilt? Hallye Bone of St. Louis, Missouri answers these questions and more. She packs a wealth of information on how to care for your beloved textiles into this handy little volume. You'll find tips on storing, laundering, airing and displaying your quilts. Hallye tells how to make much-needed repairs on worn binding, applique and pieced areas, even on holes that go completely through the quilt. Whether you're a quilter or a collector, you'll want this book at your fingertips.

Price: $9.99    
 


Civil War Legacies III
Capture the beauty of Civil War-era quilts. Using reproduction fabrics you can immerse yourself in a bygone era and create your own piece of Americana. There are 16 quilt patterns ideally suited for even your smallest scraps. Close-up photos bring the details into crystal clear focus. Patterns are perfect for wall hangings, table toppers, doll beds and special gifts. Author: Carol Hopkins; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    
 


Civil War Sewing Circle
Here is a combination of lovely projects and fascinating historical tidbits from the Civil War era. Patterned after quilts made during that time period, this collection is ideal for 19th Century reproduction fabrics. Choose from 16 easy projects, including large and small quilts, a pincushion, sewing box and needle case. Learn how women's efforts during the Civil War led to increased civil and political involvement among women. Historical photos and excerpts from letters to and from soldiers during the Civil War are also included.

Price: $24.99    
 


Classic and Heirloom Quilts
Stitch your quilting legacy with love, in celebration of quilters of our past. There are eight 1800s-inspired quilts in three size options, including mini, lap and queen. Author: Betsy Chutchian, It's Sew Emma; 45 pages; softcover.

Price: $19.95    
 


Cozy Quilts and Comforts
Easy to stitch and easy to love, the quilts in this book use clever layered patchwork techniques. The pinked edge pre-cuts reduce cutting time, minimize bulky seams and skip pressing steps. The raw edges of the layered-patchwork blocks barely fray when washed, giving the quilt a fluffy snuggly finish. There are 11 projects in all. Author: Lynne Hagmeier; Martingale Press; 96 pages; softcover.

Price: $27.99    
 


I Love Churn Dashes
Showcase your favorite fabrics in quilts tailor-made for solids, brights, florals and more. This book features basic to intricate Churn Dash designs in quilts ranging from lap to bed size. There are 15 projects in all, in a variety of shapes and styles. Authors: Various; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    
 


Inspired
Here's a 21st century twist on 19th Century favorites. Six pieced and applique quilts inspired by timeless 19th-century designs are included in this book. Patterns include a Harrison Rose design, a strip quilt and Snowball block. Handy how-to instructions for needle-turn, raw-edge and wool applique give you the basics to successfully complete the projects. Author: Dawn Heese; Kansas City Star Books; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $26.99    
 


Jane Austen Quilts
In 1811, Jane Austen wrote that she had spent entirely too much money on fabric. Every quilter can relate to that. Austen fan and avid quilter Karen Gloeggler went to England to see the only quilt known to have been made by the novelist, then designed a quilt inspired by it and created other quilts representing each of Jane's six books. Author: Karen Gloeggler; American Quilter's Society; 96 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.95    
 


Jo's Floral Album
Beautiful blossoms, twining vines, luscious berries and other motifs are featured in this traditional Album quilt. There are nine different blocks in all, with instructions for back basting applique (no freezer paper or templates needed). Full-sized patterns are included. Author: Jo Morton; Martingale Press; 24 pages plus pull-out patterns; softcover.

Price: $14.99    
 


Jo's Little Favorites II
Designed by Jo Morton, there are 15 little quilts in this collection, all made with 19th Century era reproduction fabric. You'll love sewing and displaying them in your home. Precise patchwork sewing instructions are included, along with instructions for how to quilt each eye-catching project. Author: Jo Morton; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    
 


Oregon Towns and Founders - Quilt Club Manual
The materials in this Quilt Club Manual are taken from the popular Stories of Old Oregon: Towns and Founders Club held at Grandma's Attic. This second year explored the fascinating history of ow many of the towns in Oregon were founded--how they got their names, their early history, prominent citizens of the day, and beginners of each town's commerce and industry. Patterns to make a 19th Century reproduction quilt to commemorate these towns were also created. All class materials, including monthly newsletters, informational hand-outs, and instructions for constructing twenty-four (24) 12" quilt blocks, plus instructions for finishing the quilt top, are included. Editor: Rachel Greco; Grandma's Attic, 65 pages; softcover with spiral bind.

Price: $59.95    
 


Piecing the Past
Many of us yearn to create quilts reminiscent of the vintage treasures in our collections. In this book, Lynne Hagmeier shares new quilts inspired by some of her favorites. The book shows you a tour of her Kansas Troubles Quilters studio in Bennington, Kansas. You'll enjoy the unique displays of vintage quilts used to decorate the rooms for quilter retreats, Lynne will guide you through the easy steps to recreate a favorite quilt. Patterns are furnished for 11 pieced quilts and several projects: pillows, pincushions, and a very special doll quilt. Lynne also shares the story of Kansas Troubles Quilters along with recollection of her family's Kansas history.

Price: $26.95    
 


Preserving History
Discover how to reproduce the time-honored treasures of the past with authenticity and ease. Create your own version of antique designs from a stunning collection of history-rich quilts spanning the late 1800s through the 1930s. Detailed instructions for constructing your reproduction from start to finish are included. Author: Julie Hendricksen; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    
 


Quilts of the Golden West
Explore the rich history of the rush for wealth--gold, silver and copper in the West during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Cindy Brick profiles nine brave and daring heroines of the era--Bella Starr, Molly Brown, Baby Doe Tabor, and more. Several quilts are designed in their honor, plus authentic Gold Rush era quilt patterns are included so you can recreate your own period piece. You'll also find extensive quilting instructions, with tips of everything from washing (or not washing) fabric to the importance of ironing. Helpful advice about fabric and colors used in period clothing is also included.

Price: $29.95    
 


Simple Friendships
Quilt designers Kim Diehl and Jo Morton have teamed up to bring you 14 spectacular quilts created from classic blocks. You'll learn how to exchange blocks with friends or make a scrappy mix for yourself. Small to medium sized quilts from table toppers to wall quilts to lap quilts are included. If you love scrappy patchwork and classic applique, you will adore this book. Authors: Kim Diehl and Jo Morton; Martingale Press; 128 pages; softcover.

Price: $28.99    
 


Spirit of Sacagawea
Here is a textile tribute to an American Heroine. There are two versions of a lovely quilt commemorating Sacagawea's spirit and courage. The blocks include references to the journey she undertook with Lewis and Clark. Piecing and applique, plus five smaller projects ranging from a needle case to a hooked rug are included. Authors: Laurie Simpson and Polly Minick; Kansas City Star Books; 102 pages; softcover.

Price: $29.95    
 


Stories of Old Oregon - Quilt Club Manual
The materials in this Quilt Club Manual are taken from the popular Stories of Old Oregon: Emigrants on the Oregon Trail club held at Grandma's Attic. The first year explored what was it like for the emigrants who moved to and lived in Old Oregon in the days before Oregon became a state in 1859. Patterns to make a 19th Century reproduction quilt to commemorate this unique migration were also created. All class materials, including monthly newsletters, informational hand-outs, and instructions for constructing twenty-four (24) 9" quilt blocks, plus instructions for finishing the quilt top, are included. Editor: Rachel Greco; Grandma's Attic, 70 pages; softcover with spiral bind.

Price: $59.95    
 


The Circuit Rider's Quilt
This early album-style quilt pays homage to Reverend George C. Warvel of Eastern Ohio, an early circuit rider. It was in appreciation of his efforts that women from his circuit joined together in 1862 to make a presentation quilt for him when he relocated. The original quilt, now housed at the Art Institute of Chicago, includes 42 appliqued album-style blocks, each lovingly inscribed by the maker. In this new book, quilt instructor and author Jenifer Dick shows you how to recreate this 19th Century treasure. In addition, you'll find original patterns for other quilts and smaller projects to help you make your own unique 21st Century quilts based on these beautiful and timeless blocks.

Price: $24.95    
 


Tom and Becky's Sampler Quilt
The sweet and simple projects in this book are dedicated to the beloved characters of Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher and their budding romance in the Mark Twain books. The centerpiece of the collection is the sampler quilt, in which each block represents Tom, Becky, or the people and adventures in their lives. There are 11 unique blocks that combine to make a beautiful sampler quilt. Author: Christina McCourt; Kansas City Star; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.95    
 


Treasury of Quilts
Take a journey back in time with these 19th Century style quilts. There are 19 quilts all together, with 30 different striking options for completing them. Each classic quilt block is shown in four very different quilts that will inspire hours of stitching with your favorite reproduction fabrics. Authors: Betsy Chutchian and Carol Staehle; Martingale Press; 112 pages; softcover.

Price: $27.99