Welcome to Quilter's Muse Publications!
If you are interested in quilts and embroidery and their history, you have come to the right place!
This site represents the collaborative efforts of Patricia Cummings, quilter and free-lance writer,
and James Cummings, photographer. We share information about folk music, cooking, art, New
England history, important 19th century women, and many other historical topics. View lists of
articles by clicking on the main categories "Quilts," "Needlework," History," "Music" etc. on the
menu to your left!
Patricia L. Cummings, quilt historian
Recently Added Website Posts
3/7/2014: Andrea Stracke - Wholecloth Quilts (made in Germany)
3/4/2014: "Wholecloth Quilts in America: Yesterday and Today" - new website article!
3/2/2014: Added "Die Gedanken Sind Frei," a song once popular with German youth about
the nature of free thought
Patterns and Books for Sale
Be sure to check our "books and patterns for sale" page for Redwork books and other offers.
Patricia Cummings has had a lifelong interest in Redwork embroidery and has written books about the
subject, now available on CDs, as e-books. They can be viewed on any computer!
The "Renee Award" shown here was awarded to Quilter's Muse Publications by Gayle Pritchard of
Ohio,quilt artist and author of the book Uncommon Threads: Ohio's Art Quilt Revolution (Ohio
University Press, 2006).
Visit "Quilts and Musings" BLOG (a separate Internet interface)
To read quilt-world announcements, musings about quilts, and personal essays, please visit
Patricia Cummings' blog. "Quilts and Musings"
FACEBOOK - Business Page
Visit and "Like" our Business Page on Facebook to receive
announcements of our latest online articles and offers and news,
as it happens, in the quilt world, as well as features not found
on either our website or blog.
Perennial Sweet Pea
Enjoy the photos of James Cummings as seen throughout this site and in my articles and books!
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A Mention in Quilter's Home magazine
Mark Lipinski published these words about this website in Quilter's Home magazine:
"Quilt historian Patricia Cummings' website is billed as a virtual museum. Filled with tons of articles on
quilt history, free patterns and helpful information you never knew you needed until you came across it,
you can surf this site for hours and not be bored." (June-July 2009)
Copyright 2002-2014. Patricia L. Cummings and James Cummings,
Quilter's Muse Publications, Concord, NH. All Rights Reserved.
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