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Introducing Civil War Chronicles

Fabric by Judie Rothermel
BOM Quilt Design & Patterns by Homestead Hearth
January 2011 ~ December 2011
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Civil War histories so often focus on the military commanders who led various battles. But, who were the women married to these leaders, and what sacrifices did they endure as their husbands went off to war?

The answer can be found in Civil War Chronicles, Marcus' latest Civil War commemorative quilt project.  It combines a new Judie Rothermel fabric collection of the same name with a quilt design and patterns by Homestead Hearth. The quilt blocks tell the stories of twelve women who encountered their own struggles on the home front while their husbands were away.  Quilters will enjoy learning about these interesting women who shared in the struggle, representing both sides of it.

The collection features 43 prints in a varied color palette. The quilt is conveniently divided into 12 installments, so it's perfectly suited to a block-of-the-month format or other quilt club meetings. Each installment includes a pattern with technical instructions written by Vivian Ritter, as well as historical background and tips provided by Homestead Hearth. A biography about the generals' wives and important events during their war experiences will also be included.