Quilter's Muse Publications

                     Patricia Cummings


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 quilt
s made there.
While we piece, we pray for a lasting end to the conflict in the Middle East.

One of my current projects is a wholecloth white quilt that is queen size. What was I thinking when I took on this hand
quilting project? I am ever thankful to the machine quilter, Tracy Zimmerman Szanto,who basted it for me!

In Print Recently

Quilter's Newsletter magazine includes a summary of information I shared with them in an article written by Gigi Khlasa titled
"What's Your Quilt Worth?," August/September 2014, No. 441, pages 38-41.

Some Files Posted on This Website

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

Books and Patterns for Sale

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