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E-Books on CD
A comprehensive biography of Ellen Emeline Hardy Webster, New Hampshire's very own
early quilt historian.
This CD-ROM e-book, Ellen Emeline (Hardy) Webster (1867-1950): Her Amazing Quilt "Charts,"
Her Writings and Her Life, plays on any computer; no special device is needed. The book contains
355 pages and 340 photos that provide a glimpse into the life and times of Ellen Emeline Hardy
Webster, a New Hampshire quilt historian and scholar who began charting quilt designs to add visuals
to her lectures in the 1930s about quilt history.
This book features many unique historical discoveries related to quilt history, made by Patricia L.
Cummings, a present-day New Hampshire quilt historian and scholar. The work of other
contemporary quilt historians, who worked within the same time period as Ellen, is explored. Family
information, including the colorful life and work of her aunt, Julia Louisa Lovejoy, famous for
abolitionist work during the "Bleeding Kansas" years, is included.
Wonderful stories are recounted about Ellen's life growing up in the rural community of Hebron, New
Hampshire. The book covers her lifespan: her life in Franklin, New Hampshire as the wife of a
prominent dentist, president of the women's club, president of the Audubon Society, and mother to her
(late) sister's child whom the Websters adopted. Her struggles as a woman alone after her husband's
death and her choice to return to school and become a professor is also considered in this publication.
With a natural curiosity for wildflowers and nature, her scientific investigations into luminous moss
(and photos of that type of plant) are featured. The publication of an academic paper on that subject
was a landmark study at the time. There is much to be enjoyed in this very special book that comes
alive with vintage photos of "Aunt Ellen" and her family provided by her sister's descendant. $24.95
plus shipping. Personal checks and U.S. money orders accepted. To arrange payment, contact
Redwork e-Books Currently Available
Redwork Embroidery and Needlework Traditions in Europe and America (Concord, NH: Quilter's
Muse Publications, first published as a printed book in 2006; now updated and offered as an e-book
(CD-ROM disc). 147 pages and 165 images. This book contains images of unique Redwork items in
Pat's personal collection as well as many photos supplied by friends. The book is full of great
information! The photo shown here is the cover of the original book, not the CD-ROM. $19.95 plus
Redwork Renaissance Revisited by Patricia Lynne Grace Cummings focuses on Redwork history,
instructions, and features many designs ready to be printed and embroidered that appear on actual
quilts and coverlets from the collection of Patricia Cummings and others. Directions are provided for
making the Crescent Goddess design shown in Bluework Embroidery on the present CD cover.
Originally, the design was found on an antique Redwork quilt. First published in 2002 as Redwork
Renaissance, the book is now greatly expanded due to additions. 187 pages and 239 images.
$19.95 plus shipping.
"Redwork History Illlustrated"
This article by Patricia L. Cummings was prepared for publication in Patchwork Tsushin, a Japanese
quilt magazine, published in Japanese but offered here in English as a pdf, electronically-transmitted
file sent by e-mail. $4.99, no shipping cost.
Bluework Designs on CD-ROM
Seventy-two (72) Bluework Designs on CD-ROM from a vintage Bluework coverlet in my collection.
$9.95 plus shipping.
Yellow Work Embroidered Quilt - Pattern (pdf = electronic file sent by e-mail)
This 34 page pattern has complete directions for re-creating the antique Yellow-Work quilt (76 1/8" x
79 1/8"). An article that details the quilt's history was featured in The Quilter magazine, Oct/Nov 2013
issue. Pattern includes 25 ready to trace quilt block designs and one repeated border motif are
included. The set of instructions is suitable for use by intermediate quilters and is available via a pdf
file that can be downloaded to any computer, and accessed by using Adobe Reader Software (a free
download from adobe.com). $12.95 (US dollars).
Purchase The Quilter magazine separately from their website to read my quilt history article about this
Antique Redwork Designs from New Hampshire - CD-ROM
This is a collection of more than 200 designs traced (by Patricia Cummings) exactly as found on an
antique quilt top and a quilt, that were both originally made in New Hampshire or found their way
here. The only provenance information is located by the name "Emma" and her initials, on one of the
pieces, and the date "1898."
These designs are charming, whimsical, and full of life and cross a broad range of artistic depictions.
Flowers, animals, owls, a cupid, teapots, designs based on doilies, birds, an inkwell with feathers, and
children and their dog fishing are just some of the motifs included.
With this e-book, you can easily view all of the pages, print the ones you would like to trace onto cloth
to embroider, or print the entire book and keep the pages in sleeves within a notebook, for access in
your studio for quick inspiration.
The designs can be used to make quilts, display them or any other usual personal use. The designs are
not intended for commercial use (reselling/redistribution), or digitization.There are some really neat old
designs on the original two antique pieces, many of which appear to have been drawn by the
needleworker, as I have not seen them elsewhere, in all my romping through hundreds/ (actually,
thousands) of Redwork designs. $12.95 plus shipping
North Carolina Lily Quilt Block Pattern for 12 1/2" quilt block, plus a true story about the 1850s
Quilt Top - pdf file (13 pages). In the 1990s, a friend showed me her "treasure" from Ohio.This
pattern for a pieced and appliquéd quilt block includes a charming story about the quilt top and the
directions for re-creating it. $5.99 / no shipping
View of the antique quilt upon which the pattern is based
Little Yo-Yo Quilt Pattern and Story - pdf file
Ever thought it might be fun to learn how to make a yo-yo quilt? In this pdf, the ready will learn about
a vintage 25' x 25" yo-yo quilt that followed me home. I have created a pattern in case you would like
to try your hand at re-creating this lovely little quilt. This pattern was originally published in The
Quilter magazine in 2001. This is a great take-along project and a wonderful way to use your
carefully-saved scraps! $4.99 / no shipping cost
"Butterflies of Happiness" Coverlet - pdf file pattern for needle-turn appliqué & a story
We fell in love with the cheerful large Butterflies on this vintage coverlet we found in Vermont! This
would look terrific, if one were to add hand-quilting in the alternate blocks and make a quilt instead of
just a light-weight "coverlet." $5.99 / no shipping cost
Greenwork Flower Designs from an Antique Coverlet - pdf
Ten line drawings of stylized flowers are included in this pattern along with what the flower represents
in the Victorian lexicon of flower symbolism. Suggestions are included for possible uses of these
motifs. $4.99 / no shipping cost
The Sarah Nunn McCrea Quilt of New Jersey - pdf
This pdf file includes a discussion of a pieced Star quilt, a match of which has never been seen. The
quilt maker and her genealogy, her quilt's provenance, photos and close-up views of the quilt, and
clear directions for making the pieced star are among the features of this 16 page document. The
quilt's owners are revealed from the time the quilt was made in the early 1800s to the present day. The
block pattern was drafted by Patricia Cummings, an E.G.A. certified master craftsman in quilting.
More information has come to light about the quilt since an article was published about it in The
Quilter magazine (September 2001). Patrick Swayze, actor, is a descendant of the sister of the quilt
maker. For intermediate/advanced quilters. Piecing and appliqué. $5.99 / no shipping cost
Reproduction quilt block drafted and made by Patricia Cummings
New: Inflation Fighter Pattern
"Goose Girl" Redwork Pillow with a Crazy Quilt Backing. Finished size 10 1/4". 7 pages. $3.99 for
pdf file. No shipping charge.
This is a pdf file with a complete description and directions for making a reproduction of an 1880s
antique pillow in my collection. Included are a supply list, tips for piecing a crazy quilt, a verbal
description of all of the original fabrics used on the back of the pillow and a number guide and photo
that shows their placement, as well as a guide to the simple straight line (combinations of stitches) used
to embroider the patch edges.
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2013. Patricia L. Cummings, Quilter's Muse Publications, Concord, NH.