Fabric by Judie Rothermel
Quilt by Homestead Hearth
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 represent both sides of the struggle.
The Civil War Chronicles 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 a generalís wife and important events during her war experience will also be included.