|About Patricia and James Cummings - In Short
We set up this website in 2002 to share our love of quilts, needlework, history,
books, and photography. Together, we have collaborated on many articles for
publication, with Patricia doing the writing and James taking photographs to illustrate
them. The same is true of the books we have written. Patricia Cummings wrote a
column about quilts and their history for The Quilter magazine from 1999 until 2014
(15 years). The publisher, All-American Crafts, went out of business in August 2014.
Patricia is a certified "master craftsman in quilt making" through the Embroiderer's
Guild of America, an award that was earned in the year 2000 after 9 years of being
dedicated to the task and the successful submission of quilts that were judged by a
panel of three quilt judges.
Our work has been widely-published in print venues worldwide. Online, you can
also find blog entries written by Patricia Cummings at
We invite letters from readers. All of our former patterns and books are still
available, even if they are currently not posted. When we are not preparing articles
for publication, we are enjoying our antique home, built in 1821, the garden, or rides
through the countryside of our beloved New Hampshire and New England (often to
attend quilt shows).
Bearded Iris growing next to a stone wall. photo by James Cummings
2016. Patricia Cummings and James Cummings, Quilter's Muse Publications,
Concord, New Hampshire. firstname.lastname@example.org