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E-Books on CD
A comprehensive biography about Ellen Emeline Hardy Webster, New Hampshire's very own early quilt historian.
Cover of the e-book: Ellen Emeline (Hardy) Webster (1867-1950): Her Amazing Quilt
"Charts," Her Writings, and Her Life by Patricia Cummings
A testimonial from a Reader
1-1-11: With Gloria Nixon's permission, I share a happy note she sent me about the e-book, Ellen Emeline Hardy Webster
(1867-1950): Her Amazing Quilt Charts, Her Writings, and Her Life.
The book arrived yesterday, safe and sound. I started reading it while waiting for the new year to roll in and after catching a
glimpse of the charts, didn't take my eyes off the screen until 3:00 a.m....WOW! I was so anxious to see the quilt "charts" and
was not disappointed. Your research is impeccable, Pat. The story entertains as it flows so easily from one subject to the next. I
planned on doing a quick skim of the book but couldn't stop reading and reading and reading some more.
What a surprise to learn of Ellen's quilt lectures and her link to Florence LaGanke Harris! Jim did an outstanding job on the
photography, too. Saying it is beautiful does not do justice to his work. A very impressive job from the both of you. Thank you for
sharing the life and work of Ellen E. Webster with the quilt history world! [...]. Thank you again, my dear Pat. I love your book!
This e-book, Ellen Emeline (Hardy) Webster (1867-1950): Her Amazing Quilt "Charts," Her Writings and Her
Life, offered on CD-ROM 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 visual content to her quilt
history lectures in the 1930s.
This book features many unique historical discoveries related to quilt history and NH history made by Patricia
Cummings in the course of writing this book. The work of other quilt historians who were contemporaries of
Ellen Webster is explored. Family information, includes details about the life and work of Julia Louisa Lovejoy,
Ellen's aunt who became known for her advocacy of abolition.
Wonderful stories are recounted about Ellen's life while growing up in the rural community of Hebron, New
Hampshire. The book covers her entire lifespan. A person who loved Nature, her scientific investigations into
luminous moss, as well as photos of that phenomenal 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" provided by her sister's descendant.
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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.
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.
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 (This will be an electronic file sent via 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).
Purchase The Quilter magazine separately from their website to read my quilt history article about this quilt!
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
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.
New! Pattern for Embroidered Quilt for a Child (sent by e-mail as a pdf file)
Skill Level: Intermediate Embroiderer and Quilter
This 46 page quilt pattern, based on an antique quilt in my collection, has 40 embroidered quilt blocks, sashes and sashing
squares and a binding. The blocks feature cute dogs, toys of childhood, and boys engaging in various activities such as swinging,
raking, doing the dishes, etc. The finished quilt will be 80 1/2" x 50 1/4" and it is intended to be placed on a cot or child's bed.
Line drawings will be traced onto cloth and embroidered in Outline Stitch embroidery and other simple stitches such as Chain
Stitch using black, red, and green embroidery floss or colors of your choice. The designs appear to have been the art renderings
of a devoted mother, loving grandmother, or other person who tried to please a young person and make bedtime fun!
Since there are instructions galore for basic embroidery stitches online and in books (including my books about Redwork) and
magazines, there are no how-to-do embroidery instructions included in the pattern. It is assumed that the person who
undertakes this quilt knows how to quilt or tie the finished quilt and apply a binding. Why not re-create a piece from the past?
This would make a good take-along project as the blocks are small and will easily fit into a tote bag.
Note: No additional shipping is charged for pdf computer file transmissions. Shipping rates for books filed to CD-ROM discs may
vary according to your physical location. If a shipment is destined for a country other than the United States, please contact us
directly for an international shipping rate quote. To order any of these products, please write to me and we can arrange
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2014. Patricia L. Cummings, Quilter's Muse Publications, Concord, NH.