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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    

Autumn Bouquet
These patchwork and applique quilts are created using reproduction prints. Classic patchwork provides a backdrop for pretty flowers and twining vines, all made easy with machine applique. You'll learn two different ways to prepare the appliques, plus tips and tricks for setting up your machine for applique. Author: Sharon Keightley; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $25.99    

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    

Hearth and Home
Jo Morton's latest book features 13 reproduction quilts from wall hangings to throws traditional quilt patterns using gorgeous 19th century reproduction fabrics. Close-up photos help you study the author's fabric combinations. You'll learn how to choose fabrics, sew with triangles, press for success, piece by hand and more. Author: Jo Morton; 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    

Legends and Legacies
The thirteen quilts in this book are inspired by the people, place and events of the Civil War. You'll use your reproduction fabrics to stitch tributes to the trends of the time. Each quilt is shown with step-by-step directions. Author: Carol Hopkins; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $25.99    

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    

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 Patchwork
Here's another great book by Kim Diehl. Focusing exclusively on patchwork, there are sixteen easy-to-piece projects ranging from bed quilts wit supersized blocks to charming must-make minis. Patterns include snowball, churn dash, stars and zigzags. Dozens of tried and true tips are also included. Author: Kim Diehl; Martingale Publishing; 112 pages; softcover.

Price: $27.99    

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    
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