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Merry Christmas 2014
The Poinsettia Plant
The choice of a Poinsettia for the design was not incidental. The Poinsettia and its
connection to Christmas are rooted in Mexico, where it was customary to bring gifts for
the Christ Child to Christmas Eve church services. Legend has it that two poor children
had nothing to bring for the baby Jesus on Christmas Eve. All they could do was to pick
some green weeds that were growing by the side of the road. When the reached the village
church, they lovingly placed the weeds around the altar. Miraculously, the scraggly weeds
turned into bright, beautiful red flowers because of the purity of the children's love.
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 rare antique quilt made with
yellow threads (The pattern is available to purchase as a pdf download with payment via Paypal).
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
A Journey of Leaves - a quilt by Charlotte Croft
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
2014. Quilter's Muse Publications, Concord, NH,