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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    

A Prairie Journey
With ties to the past, the 13 petite quilts in this book were inspired by traditional blocks of the past and reproduction fabrics of today. Stitch projects include Wagon Wheels, Crossing the prairie, and Aunt Sarah's Scrap Baskets. You can also make a signature quilt featuring blocks autographed by family and friends. Author: Kathleen Tracy; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $25.99    

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    

Beyond the Battlefield
From the design team of the Country Threads company, these quilts were inspired from the Civil War era. There are 14 quilts from small and simple to larger featuring hundreds of scrap fabrics. Period photographs and stories of unsung heroines are also included. Authors: Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene; Martingale Press; 80 pages; soft cover.

Price: $25.99    

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 Legacies IV
In Carol Hopkins fourth book of Civil War Legacies, you'll find a collection of small, spectacular quilts where every scrap you have saved can shine. You can make a quilt honoring the Blue and Gray Trail, choose a stunning tribute to the woman who established the American Red Cross, and stitch a sampler chock-full of charming Basket blocks. There are 14 designs with step-by-step instructions, plus little known facts about the Civil War and stories about how each stunning quilt came to be. Author: Carol Hopkins; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $25.99    

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    
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