Monday, March 26, 2012

New Book: Civil War Quilts

Last year at the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree we had the pleasure of hearing Don Beld speak at the Quilt Breakfast. Don, a popular speaker and quilt historian has a new book out with quilt historian Pam Weeks, entitled Civil War Quilts.

According to the publisher's website,  "With over 170 photos and an engaging text, this books tells the stories of fourteen extraordinary Civil War quilts and the women who made them." The book includes 45 patterns.

Having heard Don speak multiple times I imagine this is going to be a great book for those of us interested in the American Civil War and quilt history.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

QD: eBook has awesome ideas

Just received this notice from our friends at Quilting Daily:

"our new free downloadable eBook, Quilting for Beginners: 5 Easy Quilt Patterns Plus Lessons on How to Quilt for Beginners, is for you!"

SO I looked into it, and discovered some cute design ideas, and a few good hints. I particularly like the idea of "mini-quilts" to practice with color and design. They are a lot easier to complete than a larger quilt.