Civil War stories told through quilt blocks
Barbara Brackman - a quilt historian - is writing a blog to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War taking place in 2011. Each week you'll find a true story about people who lived during this time period from their diaries, momoires and letters, as well as a pattern for an 8" quilt block. The stories and patterns are drawn from Barbara's publications.
On this blog, Barbara Brackman also talks about different fabric patterns used during the time period (strips, paisley, prints, plaids) and the historical accuracy of colors. Even if you don't make the 8" blocks, it is still a really neat way to learn about this era in our quilt making history! I plan to work on the blocks, so I'll keep you posted on how I'm coming.
Here's the blog. http://www.civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/
Also, I added a button in the right column of this blog for easy access throughout the year. Just click it and you're there.
This is a remarkable work that is absolutely FREE!
I hope you'll enjoy reading stories about our history as much as I will-