The Civil War Quilter

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Industry Education
Occupation Para Librarian
Location Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, United States
Introduction I've been an avid quilter since 1971. I love history, especially the Civil War Era. I've collected antique quilts, tops, and "orphan" blocks since 1975. Beginning in 2005 I started giving presentations on the Civil War and its affects on quilters and the textile industry. I received many requests for patterns of the reproduction quilts I've made for my display. In August, 2009, I started my business, Orphans of War. Inspired by my collection, I produce Civil War reproduction quilt patterns along with a story attached based on historical facts and sentimental legend passed down through the generations following the war. I try to imagine the original quilt maker's intentions; then interpret it in a Civil War style. My hope is to inspire others to sew reproduction quilts and learn more about the Civil War Era at the same time.
Interests Quilting, history, gardening
Favorite Movies Glory, The Last of the Mohicans, Patriot
Favorite Music Classical, Smoky Mountain instrumentals
Favorite Books History, historical fiction, biographies