Civil War Sampler blocks

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Moonbear's blog History
My blog began in 2011 with a Civil War block of the week quilt. Barbara Brackman graciously set up a blog beginning January 2011 commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Each week Barbara provided a story from the history of the war as it happened 150 years ago accompanied with a quilt block made by Becky Brown that follows the story.

Here is a link to Barbara Brackman's Civil War blog. Click here for the link to a Flickr site set up with photos of CW blocks and finished quilt tops made by quilters from all over the world. Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Holland, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the USA.  

Barbara published a book about this project. Title: Civil War Sampler  
 Included in the book are blocks made by participants of the BOW. 

Grapes of Wrath, Barbara Frietchie Star and Louisiana are three of my blocks that Barbara selected to be in her book! Exciting! I was honored to be asked and thankful to receive an autographed copy from Barbara Brackman. 

A CW quilt made by Rosemary Youngs is also included in the book.  

Cover quilt is made by Becki Brown 

A quilt was made for Barbara Brackman, of Civil War blocks made by The Circle of Friends, quilters participating in her BOW, myself included. Becky Brown pieced the top. Barbara was presented the quilt for Christmas 2011. This quilt is also in her book.

Following are pix of blocks I made...
1 ~ Catch Me if You Can
2 ~ North Star
4 ~ Texas Tears
5 ~ Kansas Troubles
6 ~ Richmond
8 ~ Cotton Boll
9 ~ Birds in the Air
10 ~ Lincoln's Platform
11 ~ London Square
12 ~ Louisiana ~ in the Civil War Sampler book
13 ~ Little Blue Basket
14 ~ Fox and Geese
15 ~ Fort Sumter
25 ~ Calico Puzzle
26 ~ Barbara Frietchie Star  ~ in the Civil War Sampler book
27 ~ Irish Chain
28 ~ Next Door Neighbor
29 ~ Railroad Crossing
34 ~ Rosebud
35 ~ Star of the West
36 ~ Kentucky Crossroads
37 ~ Confederate Rose
38 ~ Ohio Star
39 ~ Hovering Hawks
42 ~ H is for Hospital
44 ~ Union
45 ~ Port and Starboard
46 ~ Apple Tree
47 ~ Dixie Tea
48 ~ West Virginia
49 ~ Yankee Puzzle
50 ~ Grapes of Wrath ~ in the Civil War Sampler book
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  1. I just stumbled onto your blog - my god there are so many quilt blogs!
    Have you completed your CW quilt, and will you post a picture of it?
    Mine is in the quilt frame as we speak.

  2. Hi! I am still in a layout and doing the math phase with a goal to finish by Fall.
    Congrats on getting your CW quilt to quilting and starting a blog! Love your quilts! Jo

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