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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!


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    
 


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    
 


Patches of Stars
The 17 quilt patterns in this book were inspired by antique quilts featuring stars. Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts shows you how to make these amazing quilts. A showcase of the antique quilts is also included. Author: Edyta Sitar; Martingale Press; 128 pages with pull-out patterns; softcover.

Price: $29.99    
 


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 Love and Valor
This old-fashioned love story comes to life in eleven quilts inspired by Civil War letters. The real-life letters of Jacob and Emeline Ritner are interwoven with quilt patterns based on the stories this couple shared during the Civil War. Author: Becky A. Wright; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $25.99    
 


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    
 


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    
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