What We Do

    Celebrating the !50th Anniversary of the American Civil War, the presentation demonstrates our love of history and quilting.  In period costumes, we begin to transport our audience back to the 1860’s.  The display of reproduction quilts and historical presentation continues to draw the audience in through ‘edutainment’ -- knowledge and fun.

CW Couple


               Presentation objectives include:

                           Impact of quilting

                           Importance of quilts to the soldiers

                           Ladies’ organizations

                           Other uses of quilts

                           Historical timeline


        Connie, has quilted for over 40 years. She learned from her grandmother, plus many hours of classes and practice.

        Ken, currently a Civil War re-enactor after 35 years as a U.S. History and Government teacher, learned the quilt basics by cutting material for Connie when rotary cutters became available.  He started making reproduction Civil War quilts to keep him warm while camping.  As the “quilt guy” he has worked quilt shows from Florida to Maine, as a Professional Quilt Appraiser.

        Their RV lifestyle allows them to travel all over the U.S. visiting quilt guilds, shops, and shows.

        Tap into the “Civil War” couple’s revealing talks.  Contact them for further booking information.

Presentation Bibliography

Bonfield, Lynn A. “Quilts for Civil War Soldiers from Peacham, Vermont.” Uncoverings 2001. Ed. Virginia Gunn. Lincoln, NE: American Quilt Study Group. 2001.

Brackman, Barbara. Quilts From the Civil War. Lafayette, CA: C & T Publishing. 1997.

---. “Underground Railroad Quilts: Facts and Fabrications.” http://www.barbarabrackman.com/faqs4.aspx

Breneman, Judy Anne. “Civil War Patterns for Soldiers, Fairs, & Gun Boats.” 2007. http://www.patternsfromhistory.com/civil_war

---. “Union and Confederate Quilts for Fundraising and Soldiers.” 2001. http://www.womenfolk.com/quilting_history/civilwar.htm

Burns, Eleanor, and Bouchard, Sue. Quilt in a Day: Underground Railroad Sampler. San Marcos, CA: Quilt in a Day, Inc. 2003.

Norris, David A. “Fundraising Fairs: The US Sanitary Commission.” Life During the Civil War. Niagara Falls, NY: History Magazine, Spring 2010. 62-62.

Quilting 101. “Civil War Quilts.” 2005. http://www.quilting101.com/styles/civil-war-quilts.html

Ramsey, Bets, and Waldvogel, Merikay. Southern Quilts: Surviving Relics of the Civil War. Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press. 1998.

Roberts, Elise Schebler. The Quilt, A History and Celebration of an American Art Form. Minneapolis, MN: Voyageur Press. 2010.

Rothermel, Judie. Reproduction Quilts from the Civil War Period 1850-1865. North Canton, OH: Schoolhouse Quilts. 2002.

Tobin, Jacqueline L., and Dobard, Raymond G., Ph.D. Hidden in Plain View. New York, NY: Anchor Books. 2000.

Tracy, Kathleen. The Civil War Sewing Circle. Bothell, WA: Martingale and Company. 2011.

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Civil War Quilting Presentation Back

Celebrating the

150th Anniversary of the American Civil War