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"Quilts of Love and Valor"
Reproduction Quilts and an Authentic Civil War Love Story
By: Becky A Wright
From: That Patchwork Place/Martingale
* Softcover Book
* Condition: New
* Pages: 80
* Publish Date: 05/15/2019
* ISBN: 9 781604 68998 3
The author of this book, Becky A. Wright, shares the tender, real-life letters of Jacob and Emeline Ritner, a husband and wife separated by the Civil War. The quilt patterns are based on the stories the couple shared. There are battlefield tales, news from the home front, and the love that maintained through nearly four years of separation. These are captured in the lovely 11 antique-style designs, which are perfect for reproduction fabrics. There are also excerpts from Jacob and Emeline's letters--the only complete set of Civil War letters known to exist. These letters shed light on the inspiration behind each quilt, which give you a sense of what life was like for everyday people during the Civil War period.
The quilts in this book do not require any specialty rulers. Diagrams for shapes are included, which can be copied and put onto a paper template, or you can use plastic template material. The quilts include traditionally pieced and paper pieced quilt designs. Many of the quilts are perfect for scraps. The skill levels run from confident beginner to intermediate. Overall, the patterns are well written and easily understood by the average quilter and include color diagrams for piecing. Yardage for each quilt is noted.
Emeline's Garden Baskets
Cakes for Soldiers
Jacob's Cot Quilt
Hardtack and Coffee
Marching with Sherman
Ritner Family Album
NOTE: This for the book with attached patterns only. The quilts and projects shown in the pictures are representative of projects and not completed items. No other fabric, notions, or embellishments are included.
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