Meet Adelia, a 19-year-old woman living in northern Illinois on the cusp of the Civil War. Her real-life diary entries record the details of daily life while war advances in the background. Her journal illustrates how central sewing and quilting were in a woman's life during the nineteenth century. Includes period photos and 14 projects featuring nineteenth-century reproduction fabrics.
Kathleen Tracy, popular author of Prairie Children and Their Quilts and Remembering Adelia, has outdone herself with this combination of lovely projects and fascinating historical tidbits. Patterned after quilts made during the Civil War era, this collection is ideal for nineteenth-century reproduction fabrics. Choose from 16 easy projects, including large and small quilts, plus a pincushion, sewing box, and needle case Learn how women's efforts during the Civil War era led to increased civil and political involvement among women See historical photos and read eloquent excerpts from letters written to and from soldiers during the Civil War