|Quilts and Textiles
The block shown above represents similar quilt blocks that were used to create signature quilts for
Civil War soldiers. Other quilt patterns were used as well. To jump-start the "Home of the Brave"
quilt program, I devised quilt block instructions for a quilt made with this block. As a result,
thousands of quilts were made by volunteers and they were given to family members who lost a
military member in Iraq or Afghanistan. Ohio chose to use Nine Patch blocks for quilts made there.
While we piece, we pray for a lasting end to the conflict in the Middle East.
Books and Patterns for Sale - My books on Redwork are now all available on CD-ROM discs and
autographed copies of my (printed) book, Sweetheart & Mother Pillows are sold from this
website. Keep in mind that my books are objects sent via U.S. Mail and the patterns are all
available as pdf files sent as downloads (and not sent via snail mail).
A Yellow Work Treasure - a delightful background story about a quilt (pattern available to
At Quilter's Muse Publications, we love Bluework, Redwork, Green Work and other forms of
Outline Stitch Embroidery.
In Print Recently
Quilter's Newsletter magazine includes a summary of information I shared with them in an article
written by Gigi Khalsa titled "What's Your Quilt Worth?," August/September 2014, No. 441, pages
Some Files Posted on This Website
Civil War Era Quilt Holds Mysteries - (directions shall be added at a later time)
The Poore Farm Museum
The Story of a Collector
Colchas of New Mexico: A History
Wholecloth Quilts Made by Andrea Strache
Poem "You Know You Are A Quilter..." by Patricia Cummings, in English and with a German
Sholette Quilt - History of a Popular Design
American Precision Museum
Egyptian Imports: A Celebration of Appliquéd Canvases and Papyrus Art Traditions
Redwork Embroidery: An Overview
Quilts and the Underground Railroad
In the past I have extensively refuted the "secret quilt code" in print sources. I feel sorry for anyone
who believes this new American myth.
Bark Cloth Then and Now
This site had grown so large, I took down all the files and am slowly adding back files I especially
like. Watch for additions in the future!