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Thread: CW Repro fanatics...Is there a book or two you'd recommend??

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    Super Member retrogirl02's Avatar
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    I'm looking for some gift ideas for a friend who is interested in civil war reproduction quilts. She is an advanced quilter who has already completed a gorgeous Dear Jane.

    I found a book on Amazon called the Civil War Love Letter Quilt by Rosemary Youngs for her but am still looking for Christmas/birthday ideas.

    Thank you in advance,
    Retro

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    What about some of the project books inspired by the Elm Creek Series ?

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    Sharon, are they all fictional stories or are there pattern books available within the series?
    I'm so clueless on this one. :lol:

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    I have the "Remembering Adelia: Quilts Inspired by Her Diary" book by Kathleen Tracy and really like it. It covers Adelia Bennett's diary for the year 1861 and has 12 CW quilt projects in it. It's a really nice book with the diary info interspersed with the quilting projects. Well worth the $25 it was, in my opinion.

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    They have project books that go along with the books. I just went to Barnes and Noble, but lots of places have them

    http://books.barnesandnoble.com/sear...%20creek&pos=1

    I don't know if this is what you are looking for. But worth a shot. There is also another book to go along with Dear Jane. It is Dear Hannah.

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    OOOh Eddie and SharonB, thank you. I'll have to keep an eye out for them. I should have checked in here sooner!!

    :D RETRO

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    How about the following books
    The Civil War Diary Quilt

    Medallion Quilts inspiration and Patternd (1780-1850)

    Quilts from the Civil War by Barbara Brackman

    The Centennial Sampler and Reproduction Quilts from the Cival War period (1850-1865) by Judie Rothermel

    Also look at books by Blackbird Designs(Barb Adams and Alma Allen)
    I have several of their books Celebration of American Life

    I just bought the book Gone to Texas she does pionerr quilts.

    The Farmers Wife is a new book that just came out.



    Hope this list helps Heather (Retrogirl) :wink: :wink: :D :D

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    bebe,
    you're the best! I heard of the Farmer's wife and will have to be on the lookout for that one, too. She collects Judie Rothermel (one of our fellow peas in the pod!!) and may already have her books. Every single fabric I picked out for her at the local quilt shop was J. R. for Marcus Bros :lol: so I had to ask for help :!: :!:

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    Hey Retro,

    I have Quilts from the Civil War and Civil War Women both by Barbara Brackman. I like both books.

    Also, I just recently finished a little CW Repro wallhanging by Carol Hopkins Designs (Nancy's Glory). No books, but great patterns for wallhangings, perfect for gifts.

    Here's the link to her website:

    http://www.carolhopkinsdesigns.com/patterns.html

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    There are two different books kinda like the Dear Jane book, with 121 blocks. They are

    The Civil War Diary Quilt: 121 Stories and The Quilt Blocks They Inspired by Rosemary Youngs

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    The Civil War Love Letter Quilt: 121 Quilt Blocks Inspired by Love and War by Rosemary Youngs

    Like I said, these are similar to the Dear Jane blocks, and are really beautiful. I'm dying to start one in honor of my 3rd gr-grandpa who was at Appamattox.

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