This is a special quilting book full of beautiful quilts, but also quilts with a story. These quilts are inspired by the diary of Adelia, a young woman who lived in lllinois at the time of the American Civil War. The book includes excerpts from the diary and period photos. There are fourteen projects, large quilts and small doll quilts with full, easy to follow instructions. Patterns for sewing accessories like a Civil War needle case - "housewife" - too.
One half of the book contains Adelia Thomas's diary; the other half reproduction quilting projects. Adelia was 19 in 1861, living in northern Illinois on the cusp of the Civil War. Her diary reflects her everyday life, family, and sewing, set against the backdrop of advancing war. Includes historical photographs and 14 lovely projects inspired by her diary.