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The Civil War Diary Quilt by Rosemary Youngs includes instructions, list of supplies, a photo gallery, and 121 quilt blocks inspired by actual diary entries from 10 women living during the Civil War. In addition to the 121 blocks that make a full quilt, this must-have reference includes smaller projects that use the same blocks. The Blocks are also included on a CD compatible with Electric Quilt.

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The Civil War Diary Quilt
121 stories and the quilt blocks they inspired

Author: Rosemary Youngs
Pages: 287
Page size: 7" X 8"
Publisher: Krause Publications
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4A0210
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Cover with CDThe Civil War era was a time of great tragedy and triumph, and for a diverse group of women it was a distinctive thread in their lives and their quilting. Quilters and historians alike will appreciate the timeless lessons shared through actual diary entries and 121 related quilt blocks featured in The Civil War Diary Quilt, from Rosemary Youngs, author of the innovative book, The Amish Circle Quilt.

This reference incorporates instructions, list of supplies, a photo gallery, and 121 quilt blocks inspired by actual diary entries from 10 women living during the Civil War. Readers meet a variety of women including Mary Austin Wallace through her stories about running a 160-acre farm in Michigan, while her husband is away at war; 17-year-old Emma Florence LeConte as she recounts the day the Union army set a path of destruction through Columbia, SC; and Rachel Young King Anderson who moved away from Tennessee with her husband and children to start a new life. In addition to the 121 blocks that make a full quilt, this must-have reference includes smaller projects that use the same blocks.

  • Actual diary entries of 10 women living during the Civil War create a unique historical reference
  • Includes 121 full-size quilt block patterns that can also be used to make smaller additional projects

AuthorAbout the Author

Rosemary Youngs is an award-winning quilter who enjoys designing quilts that tell stories. Rosemary has been quilting since the early 1980's. Her quilts have won numerous awards in local as well as major shows. Pictures of her work have been published in various books and magazines. She has taught at local shops. Her first book, "The Amish Circle Quilt," published in 2004 tells the story of 11 Amish women, their culture and their quilting. The Civil War Diary Quilt is her second book, and The Civil War Love Letter Quilt is the third book in the series. She resides in Walker, Michigan with her family.


Block ExampleStory Example
This is the 2 page layout format for each block.
Block on one side with the text on the next page with the civil war dairy and current day details of the block

The Civil War Diary QuiltLetters by Hannan Walton Sanders

Table of Contents

Introduction662. The Southern Cause143
How to Use This Book763. John Morgan145
Fabrics, Tools and Supplies764. Lincolnites Whipped147
Piecing the Blocks865. Love Letter149
Assembling the Quilt9Emma Florence LeConte Furman150
Rachel Young King Anderson1066. Knitting and Reading153
1. Alarming Conditions1367. The Great Bazaar155
2. Oath of Allegiance1568. Panic157
3. Conscript Law1769. Confusion and Turmoil159
4. Anxieties1970. Bombardment161
5. Rachel's Frustrations2171. The Longest Morning163
6. Special Blessings2372. Degradation 165
7. Battle of Springfield2573. Poor Columbia167
8. Hungry Soldiers2774. Churches Spared169
9. Dark Gloom2975. Sadness and Silence171
10. Alvin McClure3176. Abomination and Desolation173
11. Greenfield and Stockton3377. Guerrilla Warfare175
12. Sorrow3578. Recovering Items177
13. Gloomy Prospects3779. Bolts of Fabric179
Eldress Nancy Elly Moore3880. Old Abe Lincoln181
14. Feeding the Rebels41Rebecca Loraine Richmond182
15. Draft Threat4381. Declaration of War185
16 Southern Notes4582. The Noble Third187
17. Harassment4783. Soldiers Ladies Aid Society 189
18. Texas Rangers4984. Bidding Goodbye191
19. Union Soldiers5185. Pet Regiment193
20. Victuals5386. Bull Run195
21. News5587. Present Deplorable State 197
22. Forages5788. Soldier's Box199
23. Death Penalty5989. The Fate201
24. Merchantable Goods6190. Furlough203
25. Bad Box6391. Battle of Fredericksburg205
26. Robbers6592. Telegram207
27. Bitter Enemy6793. Misleading Dispatch209
28. Lincoln's Telegraph6994. Dan Littlefield211
Hannah Walton Sanders70Susie King Taylor212
29. Remembrances7395. Catherine Island215
30. Troops Arriving7596. Taking Charge of the School 217
31. Beginning of War7797. Full Pay219
32. Church7998. Nurse221
33. Sewing8199. President Lincoln's Proclamation 223
34. Southern Flags and Patriotism83100. Regiment Landed225
35. Mail Delivery85101. Picket Lines227
36. Gardening87102. Flag of Truce229
Isabella Buchanan Edmondson88103. The Meaning of War231
37. Thousands of Diamonds91Mary Austin Adelia Wallace232
38. Preparations for Smuggling93104. Everyday Chores235
39. Yankee Papers95105. Departing of the 19th Regiment 237
40. Glorious News97106. Mr. Harrison's Pigs239
41. Smuggling Letters99107. More Pigs241
42. Parlor Activities 101108. Selling the Livestock243
43. Hateful Old Thieves103109. Hiring Help with Some Bartering 245
44. Confederate Flag105110. Sugar Cane247
45. Arrest Order107111. Spinning and Knotting249
46. Late Dispatches, Letters and Papers109Sarah Lois Wadley250
47. Sad Fate111112. United No Longer253
48. Mud Hole113113. A Union of Name255
49. Meeting General Lee115114. Sewing Society for Soldiers 257
50. Games, Music and Knitting117115. Beauregard's Narrow Escape 259
51. Sad and Lonely Days119116. Splendid Victory261
Cora Owens Hume120117. Think Too Little of My Blessings263
52. Grammar Class123118. Fasting and Knitting265
53. Misfortune125119. Feverish Excitement267
54. Visit to Town127120. The Farce of Reconstruction269
55. Baptism129121. My Diary, My Records271
56. Hand Grenade131A China Doll for Abbie272
57. Smallpox133Projects275
58. Surrender of Vicksburg135Gallery285
59. A Glorious Rainbow137Endnotes and Sources287
60. A Day at the Fair139About the Author288
61. Premium Prize141  

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