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 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.
Patricia L. Cummings, quilt historian
Recently Added Website Posts
3/4/2014: "Wholecloth Quilts in America: Yesterday and Today" - new website article!
3/2/2014: Added "Buttermilk Hill" also called "Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier," a song
from the Civil War; and "The Water is Wide"
Quilter's Muse Announces NEW PUBLICATION!
"The Happy Quilter's Nutrition Tips," humorously subtitled "Eat Chocolate While Losing Weight" is
based on nutrition study and the personal experiences of Patricia L. Cummings. This 27 page
booklet will help the reader to make food choices that could result in dramatically-improved health.
And, yes, chocolate (of the right kind) can provide significant health benefits for the brain, heart,
and skin. The file is sent via e-mail as a pdf downloadable computer file after a Paypal payment is
Website Navigation for This Website
To navigate our main website, select a category from the tabs in the left side bar column: "History,"
"Music," "Needlework," "Quilts," etc. For your convenience, there is also a "Sitemap" for you to
type in a keyword in order to quickly locate a particular file.
"A Yellow Treasure" - This antique quilt was featured in a history article
published in The Quilter magazine. A comprehensive pattern for this rare
Yellow Work quilt is available exclusively from our website.
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).
Perennial Sweet Pea - photo by James Cummings
Visit "Quilts and Musings" Blog
To read quilt-world announcements, musings about quilts, and personal essays, please visit
Patricia Cummings' blog. "Quilts and Musings"
FACEBOOK - Business Page
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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.
Need a Description of a Quilt?
NEW OFFER: For a reasonable fee, I will write a description of quilts and textiles and/or check
the clarity and accuracy of details a seller has written. Frequently, quilts and embroidered goods
are misidentified in online sales. Send clear photos of the object in question along with any existing
provenance information (history of the textile that is known) to firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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Publications, Concord, NH. All Rights Reserved.
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