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

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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

    and

    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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    You all are a wonderful group! Thank you so much for sharing the must haves. I'm sure with your suggestions I'll be able to find a nice box o'goodies to mail her way.
    :D

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    "If I stitch fast enough, does it count as an aerobic exercise?"

    I asked my excerise instructor about this. She didn't answer, but did give me sewing to do.

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    Dont forget Eleanor Burns book,The Underground Railroad.

    Also an interesting read is: Hidden In Plain View, this is not a pattern book just a reading book.

    Check out Kansas Troubles, I love their fabrics and they do have stories that go with many of theirs I believe.

    Muriel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia's Gramy
    "If I stitch fast enough, does it count as an aerobic exercise?"

    I asked my excerise instructor about this. She didn't answer, but did give me sewing to do.
    ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebe
    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
    I just bought the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt and it is wonderful. It has 111 block patterns and a CD with it.

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    I don't know if this has been suggested but what about :

    Sylvia's Bridal Sampler from Elm Creek Quilts: The True Story Behind the Quilt - 140 Traditional Blocks

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    Thank you everyone for your suggestions!! I'm planning a special surprise Christmas box and your input is greatly appreciated.

    Marcia, How've you been?? I heard of that book and while I've not seen it, the description sounded like something I'd really like, too. Who knows, maybe I'll get into CW repros after my obsession with 30s :lol: like that will ever end! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    RETRO

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    Quote Originally Posted by retrogirl02
    Thank you everyone for your suggestions!! I'm planning a special surprise Christmas box and your input is greatly appreciated.

    Marcia, How've you been?? I heard of that book and while I've not seen it, the description sounded like something I'd really like, too. Who knows, maybe I'll get into CW repros after my obsession with 30s :lol: like that will ever end! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    RETRO
    Hi Heather--I am staying busy! The flu is really going around here, so I am trying to stay healthy while I take care of my sick daughter. Days and weeks just seem to fly by--never enough time for quilting.

    Here is another great website for CW fabrics and patterns--

    http://www.bonniebluequilts.com/

    and don't forget about Judie Rothermel--she has gorgeous fabric and patterns and books too-

    http://www.schoolhousequilts.com/

    And if you shop around long enough for your friend, I am willing to bet you will eventually love the CW repros as much as you love the 30s!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    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

    and

    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.
    I'm working on quilts from both these books have also done the Undergroung Railroad, it's stunning.

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