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...
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.