The theme of the 2017 Block of the Month is Love Letters from the Civil War. The idea and blocks are adapted from the book "The Civil War Love Letter Quilt" by Rosemary Youngs. We will be making twelve blocks out of the 121 letter and blocks from her book. The beginning four blocks of the year are based on Rutherford B. Hayes letters to his wife. It seemed appropriate since he later became president even though he did not win the popular vote!
February: March in the Mountains
March: Skirmishing, Cannon Firing and Uproar
April: Pleasant Campaign
Later in the year, we will explore women's issues and how they relate to the modern women of today. We'll discuss dying techniques of the Civil War era. We'll also delve into many options for setting the blocks for the finished quilt.
We will display your interpretation of each block at every meeting.
Those who complete blocks will be entered into a raffle to win a prize each month.
I will have a limited number of printed instructions at each meeting. If you have the capacity to receive these instructions electronically, please do not take a printed copy. I have scanned the instructions into my computer in a PDF format, and will email the instructions to those members that have email addresses listed in the membership list. Let’s save a few trees while we’re at it.