Thursday, January 26, 2012

Covered By Glory: Civil War Commemorative Quilts

Detail Barbara Fritchie Star
Machine Applique by Jean Pearson Stanclift

This weekend is the opening of a quilt show at the Grout Museums in Waterloo, Iowa.

Covered By Glory: Civil War Commemorative Quilts, curated by Robin Venter, features reproduction quilts and a few antique quilts thought to be war related. The opening night is Friday January 27, 2012 and the show will be up until September 1.

Barbara Fritchie Star

I am loaning this reproduction quilt, made over ten years ago, a group effort by the Sunflower Pattern Cooperative, designed by me, stitched by Shirlene Wedd and  Jean Stanclift and hand quilted by Anne Thomas. I drew the border from a quilt dated 1863 and have since found another example of the eagle in the border.

Mimi Dietrich is loaning her Stars and Stripes Miniquilt
made from the Peterson's Magazine Pattern

A related exhibit is
Yours Ever, Your Own: Tales of Love from the Civil War
Original letters, photographs, artifacts and dioramas will enhance the exhibit helping visitors learn about the day to day life of the Civil War soldier and the women and children left behind on the Iowa prairie.
See more about the shows and the Grout Museum District by clicking here:
And here's a newspaper article with more information
You can still buy a pattern for our Barbara Fritchie Star from Quilters Warehouse


WoolenSails said...

I need to sign out your books from the library again, there were a few I liked but never got a chance to print out the pages. I do have an americana roll that would be perfect for this.


Anonymous said...

Dear Barbara,

The quilts on your site are beautiful!

Fourth Graders
Lyon Elementary

Anonymous said...

Mrs.Brackman I love your quilts they are very beautiful I love the one with the bird on it.

Forth grader
Lyon Elementary

Anonymous said...

Dear Barbara,

We love your blog!

Fourth Graders
Lyon Elementary