I enjoy stories about the Civil War and this one caught my attention from a
quilt shop site where it is featured in a pattern book of Civil War quilts.
Quilts of Love and Valor:
Reproduction Quilts and an Authentic Civil War Love Story
Touched by the tender, real-life letters of Jacob and Emeline Ritner, a husband and wife separated by the Civil War, author Becky A. Wright shares quilt patterns based on captivating stories the couple shared. Tales of the battlefield, news from the home front, and love maintained through nearly four years of separation are captured in 11 antique-style designs, perfect for reproduction fabrics. Excerpts from Jacob and Emeline's letters--the only complete set of Civil War letters known to exist--shed light on the inspiration behind each quilt, giving you a sense of what life was like for everyday people during the Civil War.
I have a stack of reproduction fabrics
that I will make table runners or a small quilt.
I have just started reading the book and I am enjoying it.
I ordered mine used $5.19, of course, from Amazon.