|Quilter's Muse Publications
Welcome to our website, a much abbreviated version of what you are used to seeing if you have
visited us before. I am in the midst of re-organizing files. As the year goes on, I hope to add more
Civil War Remembered
This is the fourth and final year of remembrance of the American Civil War. Those in the south were
as dedicated to their cause of maintaining plantation life as were those in the north who were intent
on abolishing slavery. One effort by southern women was making contributions to the Gunboat fund.
They never did raise enough money ($80,000) to buy a naval gunboat for the Confederacy.
Interestingly enough, one woman said this:
"I have no money nor valuables, my only treasures being my children and I cannot offer them to my
country for they are daughters. I have a sewing machine, though, which I offer to be disposed of for
the benefit of the fund."
Our Online Sites
Patricia Cummings is a free-lance writer who has written hundreds of articles about quilts and their
history, sharing many of them in various publications including international ones. On this website,
she previously included many humanities files related to the English language, poetry, and history,
sometimes as those studies were related to quilts. In this time of transition, we are posting more
frequently to a Google blogspot called "Quilts and Musings" - http://quiltsandmusings.blogspot.com
Mid-19th century scrap quilt published in Scrap Quilts Favorites magazine, with written directions
by Patricia Cummings. This quilt, found in New England in very damaged condition still has a story
to tell and would be fun to reproduce. it has no known provenance other than the statement that it is
a "Civil War era quilt."
Navigation of Site
Please use the tabs on the upper left of this page to navigate to various groups of articles about
history and quilts. Thanks for visiting us online!
Our most recent book Sweetheart & Mother Pillows about military pillow collectibles is currently for
sale at $24.95 plus $3.00 shipping. This book is printed by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. See our books
and patterns for sale page for more offers.
We love to see your work and textiles you have collected but might have a question about. We are
dedicated to the study of textiles and their makers. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org