Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Groom

I found this in a book where they had an article on the Civil War Bride quilt. In the book they called it the "Bird of Paradise" quilt. Apparently these newspaper templates were handed down with the quilt - and there is the groom! For some reason I could not get this image to rotate - either on the screen or on my machine so you'll have to look sideways! Cheers Deb


  1. I knew that they had templates from newspaper, that's how they dated the quilt when it was handed down but I've never seen them. How exciting. Thanks Deb. I am drawing up my groom from Margaret's photo's so hope to have that done soon if anyone else wants it too??

    1. I'm a bit late on this, but when this book originally came out I saw the pattern with a groom. Can't remember where. At the time I didn't think I was going to make the quilt but now I've bought the book and ready to get started LOL and can't find the pattern with the groom. Did he die in the war?

  2. Great Sleuthing. Glad someone came up with a copy of the real groom even if we go a different way.
    Thanks for the history Terry

  3. hello deb,thats real exiting,could you please tell me the title of the book,thanks,susi

  4. You're welcome! For those interested in reading the article - the book is called "Glorious American Quilts", by Elizabeth Warren and Sharon Eisenstat. Enjoy!

  5. Wow! How exciting!!

    Is the book still available?

  6. That is so exciting. I am so glad to see the templates. Everyone here is so creative.

  7. Thanks Deb for sharing these ones xo

  8. For those of you interested in the book - you should be able to pick it up used through Amazon.


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