Civil War Album

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Quilts from the Civil War era are rare, but they exist, and this colorful grouping of historic prints is taken from quilts in the collection of Pam Weeks, a New Hampshire quilt historian and collector who specializes in this period of American history.  Too often, people have the impression that Civil War quilts were made of dull colors, especially browns. Brown was popular in the middle of the nineteenth century, and seen in many quilts of the time, but so were madder red, Turkey red, and bright blues, pinks, and purples.

Album quilts, also called signature, or friendship quilts, were a popular fad in mid-century, and the quilt pattern chosen to feature this line was often used by friends exchanging signed blocks. Several quilts survive the Civil War that were made by groups of women and children and donated to the troops through the United States Sanitary Commission. They signed their album blocks and included bible verses or cheerful poems to support the soldiers.

Free Projects:


521-21 Large Flower Tan
521-21 Large Flower Tan
521-9 Large Flower Madder
522-8 Soldier Cream
522-4 Soldier Brown
522-3 Soldier Navy
523-9 Lines, Boxes Madder
523-6 Lines, Boxes Green
523-5 Lines, Boxes Blue
524-5 Acorns, Vines Blue
524-6 Acorns, Vines Green
524-7 Acorns , Vines Pink
525-4 Stripe Pink/Brown
525-20 Stripe Purple
525-6 Stripe Green
526-7 White Flower,Vine Pink
526-20 White Flower,Vine Purple
526-5 White Flower,Vine Blue
526-9 White Flower, Vine Burgundy
527-4 Medium Flower Brown
527-9 Medium Flower Burgundy
527-5 Medium Flower Blue
528-4 Star Brown
528-21 Star Tan
528-5 Star Blue
529-9 Shirting Burgundy
529-6 Shirting Green
529-5 Shirting Blue

About the Designer

Pamela Weeks

Pamela Weeks is a quilt historian, teacher and a AQS-certified appraiser of quilted textiles.

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1 comment

  • Comment Link Joyce DeLucia Wednesday, 16 November 2011 20:08 posted by Joyce DeLucia

    Great Line of fabric, hope you are having fun working with such a super quilt historian as Pam.
    Hope I can find the fabric near where I live.
    Joyce DeLucia
    Supply, NC


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