At the AQSG seminar in the book sales area I found a copy of the catalog from the American Textile History Museum's show Homefront and Battlefield by Madelyn Shaw and Lynne Zacek Bassett. If you want the latest authoritative book on historical Civil War quilts you must have this one.
Union & Constitution Forever
Elizabeth Moffit Lyle, circa 1861
Smoky Hill Museum
Remember the show is only up until November 25, 2012 in Lowell, Massachusetts. The catalog features many iconic Civil War quilts---from Kansas to Maine.
Union & Liberty
Octavia Lewis, 1864
Maine State Museum
Many from museums...
like this Gunboat Quilt by Martha Jane Hatter in the collection
of the First White House of the Confederacy
And several from private collections.
Sanitary Commission Quilt
Caroline Bowen Fairbanks, 1862-3
Vermont Historical Society
See detail below.
The theme is Quilts and Context in the Civil War so there are many artifacts and much information. The book has 231 pages, paperback. $39.95.
Here's what I know about buying the catalog. Call the ATHM to order it by phone:
978-441-0400 x 243 or 247
Their museum shop webpage:
You will have many chances to see the ATHM show as it will travel around the country in the next three years.Future destinations:
New-York Historical Society, New York, NY, April 4 – August 31, 2014;
Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT, September 20, 2014 – January 1, 2015
Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, NE, February 1, - June 30, 2015.
I was hoping to get up there to see the show, looks like a good one to see. I usually stop in that area to go to the quilted crow. For now I am nursing the cough going around, didn't need that one;)
I just love these ol' beauties. I am on the other side of the nation, so am often a little envy struck when I see these fantastic historical shows - usually back east. So from way out here in Oregon, I thank you for sharing:)
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