Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Civil War Quilts

I chanced upon a wonderful site today. Barbara Brachman, renown for her Civil War fabrics and books, has a great blog where she is celebrating the 2011 Sesquicentennial of the Civil War with a period quilt block each week.  Each block post contains the pattern and a true story fron that time period.  This week's post and quilt block is called "Cotton Boll" with a lovely block to make and referernce to Dolly Lunt Burge, a southern woman who survived and told her diary of Sherman's  March through her plantation.  There are period pictures and a link to the acual diary of  Dolly Burge. An amazing link to history.

Here are the Quilt Blocks listed so far.
 Cotton Boll

Not only is this a great place to find appropriate blocks with stories to tell for your living history impression, the primary documents she references will add to your knowledge. 

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