Quilter's Muse Publications
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

Pat standing near the Round Barn at the Shelburne Museum where a number of quilt exhibits were
displayed in October 2014 including the "Homefront and Battlefield" quilts from the Civil War

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

Quilter's Muse Publications, Concord, NH.
Patricia Cummings' photo taken by James Cummings