Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Lincoln Museum Quilt Kit Giveaway

The Lincoln Museum Quilt
84" x 96"
Deb Rowden and Friends

THE GIVE-AWAY IS OVER. Lori is the winner. I picked an arbitrary number (not a random number) of 24 and she was the 24th commenter. Since I read her blog at Humble Quilts I feel like I know her. So Deb & I will pack up some fabric and send it to her to add to her stash.

I read all 167 comments! Thanks so much for writing.

If you want to buy a box of plaids and a 7-page pattern let me know by emailing me at
The starter kit is about 2-1/2 yards of woven fabric pieces in lights & darks for $33 (includes U.S. postage.)

A representative selection of wovens from our tubs which we will
press, compress and send to you. 

Here's more about the pattern:

I love checking the details in the bedding of Jane Austen movies, Civil War re-enactments and museum period rooms. As a busy-body, I am not above writing a note to offer unsolicited advice to film directors, fantasy corporals and curators. About ten years ago Deb Rowden and I wrote to the Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, Illinois, telling them that the vintage quilt covering young Abe Lincoln's parents’ bed in the cabin exhibit was an anachronism---vintage, but the wrong vintage.

We were thrilled when they took us up on our offer to make a reproduction quilt more in keeping with the time period. We made a quilt for the bed there.

Here it is covering the 20th-century quilt that was on the bed.

And we wrote a pattern booklet for Kansas City Star Books
about the experience with a pattern for the star and squares quilt
pieced of woven plaids and stripes.

People made their own versions...

of plaids and stripes and checks.
This is Kim's stash at Thread Heads Unite.
And her blocks.

The Lincoln Museum Quilt: A Reproduction for Abe's Frontier Family is now out-of-print. Neither of us has any extra copies. So we digitized it.

You can buy it as a PDF for $5 to print yourself in my Etsy shop.

Or I'll print it out in black and white and mail it
to you for $8.

Lynn Schumaker's version

If you don't win you can buy a starter kit with the pattern and about 2-1/2 yards of woven fabric pieces in lights & darks from us for $33 (includes U.S. postage). Just send me an email


The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Susie H said...

Congratulations to Lori! I live in Illinois and will have to visit Springfield again to see this quilt. I'm sure I've seen it in the past but didn't realize you made it, Barbara. What a wonderful experience and story!

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Great quilt and irresistible fabrics - Lori will do it justice and the style is right up her alley!

Kerry said...

Congratulations to Lori - lucky lady. :D

Lakegaldonna said...

How ever did I miss this post??? I just bought the digital copy.
I found this post through the winner of your fabric bundle giveaway, Lori D post about it. I had to filter her blog to bring up any reference to the quilt and she had a link on her post leading to this one of yours!
Are the fabric bundles still available through you?

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one looking at quilts in movies and TV (and being the critic) ha ha. I've seen several quilts on " little house on the prairie" that were from the 1930's