QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues

Monday, March 30, 2015

Linda Bergmann's Civil War Color Schemes

Linda Bergmann, Civil War Elegance

I found a picture on the web in a group of favorites from Sacramento's River City Quilt Show
in 2013. I liked Linda's palette and then when I looked at a close-up I could see why.

She's used several fabrics from my Civil War Reunion collection for Moda from a few years ago. I am impressed by the way Linda uses modern paper-piecing techniques and design with the old-fashioned palette derived from natural dyes.

Various photos show the colors slightly different but I hope
you get the picture. Cheri has commented that the pattern is Judy Niemeyer's Dancing Batiks.

Linda's been winning a lot of ribbons with her quilts over the past few years.

Fractured Star by Linda Bergmann
Quilted by Debbie Lopez

60" x 60"
The pattern is An Unusual Lone Star from Karen K. Stone. See the pattern here:

Linda's statement: "This star is a variation of the Star of Bethlehem; all paper pieced with Civil War fabrics."


Janet said...

I just loved that line of fabric - especially the reds!!

Cynthia Woodham said...

Wow they are stunning quilts and I must admit I have some Civil War Reunion fabrics still in my stash after I finished my Reunion Square quilt.

Yvonne said...

I have talked with Linda Bergmann on several occasions and I have seen several of the quilts that she has made. The quilts I saw are stunning and she is very modest about them. Along with creating beautiful quilts, she is a very nice, warm, caring lady, who gladly shares her quilting knowledge.

Cheri F said...

The first quilt is made from a Judy Niemeyer pattern, "Dancing Batiks", It is outstanding!!!