Immerse yourself in early American quilting history while learning how to make your own historic quilts!
The Quilting History Bundle brings together 3 beloved books that take real stories of early American people as inspiration to create treasured quilts - all in one special shrinkwrapped bundle, at a special discount of 50% off the retail price!
In this bundle you'll find:
The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt: Letters From 1920s Farm Wives and the 111 Blocks They Inspired
by Laurie Aaron Hird
In 1922, the very popular The Farmer's Wife magazine held a contest asking a simple question: "Would you want your daughter to marry a farmer?" Author Laurie Hird has excerpted 55 of the top letters and, using these letters as inspiration, she created 111 traditional 6" quilt blocks and with them created a tribute quilt. Each block is fully illustrated and comes with complete cutting templates on the bonus CD. In addition, she provides complete quiltmaking instructions for the queen-sized sampler quilt with all 111 blocks, as well as instruction on converting the quilt to lap, twin, double and king sizes.
The Civil War Diary Quilt: 121 Stories and The Quilt Blocks They Inspired
by Rosemary Youngs
The Civil War era was a time of great tragedy and triumph, and for a diverse group of women it was a distinctive thread in their lives and their quilting. Quilters and historians alike will appreciate the timeless lessons shared through actual diary entries and 121 related quilt blocks featured in The Civil War Diary Quilt, from Rosemary Youngs, author of the innovative book, The Amish Circle Quilt.
This reference incorporates instructions, list of supplies, a photo gallery, and 121 quilt blocks inspired by actual diary entries from 10 women living during the Civil War. Readers meet a variety of women including Mary Austin Wallace through her stories about running a 160-acre farm in Michigan, while her husband is away at war; 17-year-old Emma Florence LeConte as she recounts the day the Union army set a path of destruction through Columbia, SC; and Rachel Young King Anderson who moved away from Tennessee with her husband and children to start a new life. In addition to the 121 blocks that make a full quilt, this must-have reference includes smaller projects that use the same blocks.
The Civil War Love Letter Quilt: 121 Quilt Blocks Inspired by Love and War
by Rosemary Youngs
Rebel and Union soldiers fought for different ways of life, but they had one thing in common: the love of their friends, family and sweethearts who wanted them to come home safely. Get a glimpse of the soldiers' hopes, fears and hardships shared in their letters home, and mark their journey with 121 foundation-pieced quilt blocks designed by author Rosemary Youngs.
Easy-to-follow instructions and full-size patterns accompany all block designs, plus bonus designs for a patchwork heart and Civil War soldier appliqués.
Make a single large quilt or any of the 14 other projects, including lap quilts, wall hangings and table runners that feature your favorite block designs.