My new book will be published in December 2016. Pre-order a
signed copy below. Books will be shipped as soon as they become available. Small & Scrappy includes patterns for 16 charming little
quilts made with historic details. Based on traditional patterns, these delightful little patchwork treasures are perfect
additions to scatter throughout your home. Stitch classic blocks using your favorite reproduction fabrics and create sentimental,
handmade treasures for you or a friend.
Pre-order a signed copy . . . . . $24.99
If you would like a personalized inscription, please give me your name spelled exactly as you would like it
to appear in the book.
The Civil War Sewing Circle
Women's quilting played an important role in the Civil War. My latest book focuses on the
role of quilting in women's sewing circles - quilts made for the soldiers, fundraising and friends. When the Civil War
began, women quickly organized groups to send blankets, quilts and clothing to support the enlisted men. It was this experience
- organizing the making of, distributing and raffling off of quilts for the cause - that led to important changes in women's
roles and had a huge impact on the women's rights movement after the war. Filled with eloquent excerpts from letters written
to and from soldiers and wonderful historical photos that capture the time period so well.
The Civil War Sewing
Circle contains patterns for 16 appealing projects, including large quilts, doll quilts, a pincushion, sewing box, and needle
case, all perfect for your reproduction fabrics.
$24.99 + shipping and handling
Children & Their Quilts
What was life like for children growing up on the prairie? Inspired by actual children’s
diaries from the American frontier, this follow-up to the bestselling American Doll Quilts gives complete and easy directions
to create small, antique-style projects as you read about the lives of pioneer children and their families.
• Fourteen patterns
spotlight popular quilt designs from the nineteenth century
Projects include a signature quilt, a game-board quilt, a schoolhouse quilt, a log cabin quilt, an African American quilt,
a prairie doll apron, and a schoolgirl sampler
• See vintage photos
of prairie children, and read actual diary entries from children who traveled with their parents to settle in the West
Adelia was inspired by the diary that was kept by a young woman during the Civil War. Adelia Thomas' diary had been
locked in a trunk in a family's attic for over 100 years. I came across it at a local historical society several years
ago while I was researching photos for my last book, Prairie Children and Their Quilts.
through the diary, I discovered that Adelia was a quilter and I became fascinated with her journal entries about daily life
on a farm in northern Illinois in 1861, the year the Civil War broke out. I knew I had to tell her story and design quilts
to go along with it. Remembering Adelia features a number of large quilts as well as charming doll quilts and is full of 19th century quilting traditions.
Look for it in quilt shops or order your signed copy from me.
$24.99 + shipping and handling
American Doll Quilts
Celebrate the sweet, centuries-old American tradition of antique doll quilts with stories
of the past and heirlooms for the future. These simple projects will capture the charm of yesteryear for a child—or
the child within.
Sixteen designs represent doll quilts made
during different periods in American history, starting with the colonial period and moving through the Civil War, the Victorian
era, the Great Depression, and World War II. Explore our country’s quilting traditions while you learn some very basic
blocks and simple piecing techniques to make simple little doll quilts much like the ones children learned to make long ago.
Create authentic-looking doll quilts for your favorite 18-inch doll or just have fun with your reproduction fabric scraps.
Projects in a range of sizes up to 20" x 22" include
an embroidered medallion quilt, a crazy quilt, Civil War era quilts and needle cases, an Amish quilt and a friendship pillow
easy enough for a child to make.