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Thread: Civil War Rags quilt

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    Civil War Rags quilt

    Just finished this quilt in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and my CW veteran ancestors Virgil Weeks and Abram Prentiss, sergeants in the Union Army. It is a combination of recycled denim and CW reproduction prints. It is reversible.

    I named it Civil War Rags. I picked the prints to represent the "good times" before the war. I selected denim to represent the hard work and times families experienced while their husband/father was away at war. In the center or each 9patch sq is a wooden and brass button. The button is there to represent the shiny uniform buttons of the soldiers when the entered service.


    I chose to make a rag style quilt because it represented how the lives of individuals, families and the country were torn apart by the war.
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    Very, Very Nice. and that you remembered the past so well.

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    What an awesome tribute! Good job
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    I love your representations.

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    very nice and great tribute i love cw fabrics
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    I love rag quilts. Your did a wonderful job of interpreting the CW.

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    A very fitting tribute to your ancestors. Well done!

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    OOOOHHHH!!! I REALLY LOVE THOSE!!!! They look very cozy!

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    beautiful job

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    Nice quilt.

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    WOW wow your quilt is just beautiful! I can't seem to say any more other than WOW!

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    I like that, very good.
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    That is just fabulous!
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    I love your quilt and the way you worked the symbolism into it. Wonderful.
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    very nice quilt with thoughtful meanings
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    That is very awesome!

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    Beautiful, I love it! Your reasons behind all of the special touches are a tribute to hard and good times. Much thought must of gone in the reasons.

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