Day

May 22, 2012
Your free pattern this week is from Bettina Havig a quiltmaker, teacher, lecturer, judge, and  quilt historian. She adapted this pattern from a circa 1875 quilt that she purchased at an auction.  To adapt the antique quilt design, she used four blocks instead of six and changed and balanced some of the shapes. However, the...
Quiltmaking was wildly popular during the US Civil War (1861-1865.) However, most of the quilts crafted during this period were not made for the use of the quiltmaker but as contributions to the soldiers in the field and those wounded in hospitals. The Sanitary Commission, a private philanthropic organization, assisted the War Department and Medical...