QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Morris Earthly Paradise

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Civil War Reunion

Moda introduced my Civil War Reunion collection to shopowners at Quilt Market last week. The quilts above are projects from the collections (left to right) Quilt for a Cause, Minnick & Simpson and my Civil War Reunion. Here's a preview of my collection that should be in stores in January, 2011.


2011 is the Sesqui-Centennial---the 150th anniversary---of the beginning of the Civil War in 1861. The fabric collection celebrates reconciliation between North and South that began the day the war ended. Prints are named for veterans' groups and the women's associations who shaped the way we remember the War 150 years later.



We'll be doing a 10-part Block of the Month called Northern Rose/Southern Lily featuring traditional applique associated with the South...



Dixie Rose

And the North---Midlands Lily




Prints in the Civil War Reunion collection range from mid-century to the 1890s. A paisley named "Women's Relief Corps" recall fashions popular in quilts and clothing through the war and postwar years for daughters of both the Union and the Confederacy.

Look for more about Civil War Reunion in the next few months.

10 comments:

Christine said...

I love the paisley. I think it will be perfect for a shawl for my reenactor attire.

Susan Briscoe said...

I also love the paisley. Can't wait until it's available!

Maggey and Jim said...

I love the civil war quilts, I have made Butternut and Blue and now have one ready to put together. The fabrics are so warm and suttle to remind us of a really cold time in our history..
Maggey

krisgray said...

So pretty - can't wait to see more.

Jeanne Lex said...

lookin' fwd to it...

Lisa said...

I absolutely LOVE it, this is a must have! I'm ordering your Morris Tapestry line ASAP and can't wait to add get my hands on the Reunion Collection as soon as it's available!

Kathie said...

oh my gosh I know I am going to love this line, Love that quilt and the paisley turkey red print I am going to want a bolt of at least!
just beautiful...
Kathie

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful designs and fabrics, can't wait to see more.

Debbie

Anonymous said...

Where will we be able to purchase the Block of the Month, Northern Rose/Southern Lily? Love the patterns!

Barbara Budelman said...

Just what I have been waiting for. Your fabrics are gorgeous.

Beautiful!