Quilts of Love and Valor - Reproduction Quilts and an Authentic Civil War Love Story - OP

by Becky A. Wright

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Touched by the tender, real-life letters of Jacob and Emeline Ritner, a husband and wife separated by the Civil War, author Becky A. Wright shares quilt patterns based on captivating stories the couple shared. Tales of the battlefield, news from the home front, and love maintained through nearly four years of separation are captured in 11 antique-style designs, perfect for reproduction fabrics. Excerpts from Jacob and Emeline's letters--the only complete set of Civil War letters known to exist--shed light on the inspiration behind each quilt, giving you a sense of what life was like for everyday people during the Civil War.

by Becky A. Wright
8.375" x 10.875"
Format Description:
full color, softcover
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Publication Date:
May 1st, 2019
The patterns in this book are great. I want to make them all. The variety of skill levels is nice to see. The love story is interesting and makes you want to know more about the people. You can just imagine what it was like for them both.
I'm so sorry I was not available to participate in this activity. I was on a Quilt Seminars at Sea. {Check them out}. I recently had the honor of cleaning out the box that had ALL my Uncle Louie's Korean War items. He was killed and we found Purple Heart and all kinds of letters, memorial letters, story telling of the event.... I shared all with the cousins while in Branson. All is now donated (after we each chose a piece of this family history). Uniform, medals, letters of commendation,etc are now in the hands of the Faulkner
County Arkansas Museum. They now have a complete one of a kind collection to tell a story of a man who served in a WW and Korea. Please keep the family stories and pride in your family history.
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Becky A. Wright

Becky A. Wright learned to sew from her grandmother, Della Lillard, at the age of four; the two used scrap-basket pieces to make doll clothes by hand. As she grew older, she used her grandma's Singer treadle sewing machine, and it was her grandma's trunk full of quilts, many scrappy ones, that later inspired Becky's love of quilting. She gives presentations on textiles and quilts of the Civil War and enjoys sharing her love of quilting and its rich history on her blog, TheCivilWarQuilter.blogspot.com, and in her Etsy shop, Orphans of War Quilts.

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