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Thread: A Must See - Confederate Quilts

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    A Must See - Confederate Quilts

    Here is a link to the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, VA and photos of original confederate quilts that are not on display in the museum


    http://www.mocquilts.org/
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    Thank you for the link. That was very interesting .

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    Thank you for this link! I love the old quilts and seeing all the love and time spent making them for your loved ones. way cool...I love the Tinsley Carpenter Wheel, and the Friendship Quilt and the Crazy Quilts...LOL...I love them all!

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    I sooooooo enjoyed that! I am making the Dear Jane quilt with the group on this site and so I am very interested in early to mid-1800 cotton fabrics. This was so fun to zoom in and see the detail of these fabrics. It re-enforces the comments I've often heard that there is incredible color in the fabrics of that era. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Quilt history at it's best. Thanks for the link.

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    Yes, thanks for the link, I'll pass it on to some friends that also like this era!!!

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    My teacher that has for 3 yrs taught us not only different civil war blocks she lectures in class about battles, etc that was going on during the civil war; it's the best $30 a month my money could buy. She's setting us up a trip to the museum where we'll be able to see alot of things that aren't on general display. I'm so excited about going. She's been there before and has told us about it. She was the first to share this link with me but thank you because I never tire of seeing them.
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    Thank you, I enjoyed that!

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    This is an excellent resource - great documentation on size, history, and organization. We are fortunate to have an opportunity to study these Civil War quilts. Thanks for the link.
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    They are wonderful quilts.
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    Thank You. What a great and interesting experience. To think most of them were done by hand is amazing. Going back to read some more.
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    My kids and I loved looking through the pictures of these historical quilts. Wonderful! We especially enjoyed zooming in on the crazy quilts and looking at the details.

    Thanks for posting!
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    Thank you so very much for this link. I am very into everything to do with the Civil War.

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    really wonderful, thanks ever so for the link
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    Very interesting...I love the stories behind them!

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    I really enjoyed this. It is so wonderful to almost imagine what the ladies looked like making these priceless pieces of history. To know they held it and worked the fabric, as only a quilter will, gives you a closeness to the past, that you don't really feel till you see where there hands have been. I know that the world is fast and times are changing at break neck speed, but when I see this, I think to myself..........Some of the best things in life, are passed down and cherished generation after generation. Just goes to show......the best things in life, really NEVER change at all.

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