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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Enthusiasm

While shopping a few weeks ago, I came across a block of the month at Mormon Handicraft inside Deseret Book at University Mall. There are two blocks each month and they include fabric and patterns. I'm excited to do the blocks because they use Civil War fabrics and the patterns are based on blocks about Civil War love letters. I love Civil War fabrics and I also love learning the history of blocks...the meaning behind them...how they came to be. I purchased the blocks for January, February, and March and this is the first one I've finished - it's called Enthusiasm. I've been trying to find information/history about this block on the Internet, but I haven't had any luck. Does anyone know where I can find quilt block history...if it exists? I found a book about Civil War Love Letters online and I may just have to buy the book...I've been considering it.

Thanks for any help you can provide! Hope you have a great day!

6 comments:

ElizabethandJeff said...

That sounds like so much fun! I love hearing about the history of blocks too.

I got my blocks yesterday. Thanks!

Sherri said...

I did this quilt last year through Mormon Handicraft in St. George (but I still have about 5 blocks to go). I did buy the Civil War Love Letter book...and it was fascinating to read about all of the blocks! Hopefully I'll finish this quilt soon and post how I set the blocks together!

Thimbleanna said...

Sorry, no help here Anna, but your block is really pretty!

Pamela said...

Hey Anna, I love the LLQ blog and yours! How fun to now put names to faces to blogging about quilting. I have a little secret, I love Mormon Handicraft! They have great sales fabaic and it goes on sale there so much faster than anywhere else -usually!

Sheree said...

I'd bet google searching would get you some leads. i love quilt history also. I have alot of vintage patterns and often the envelopes have original vintage quilt blocks that were sent out free. Such neat pieces of history!

taylorsoutback said...

Hi Anna - like you I favor antique inspired quilts and Civil War reproduction fabrics. We have a little group that meets once a month just for that reason (called Liberty Ladies and I don't get to enough of the meetings!) Try Barbara Brackman - she is about the best expert on quilt history and has written many books. www.barbarabrackman.com
I have a direct link off my own blog to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. They have a data base filled with information. Happy searching!
Pat