Quilter's Muse Publications
Quilter's Muse Publications
Quilter's Muse Publications

Welcome to the educational website of author Patricia L. Cummings and photographer James
Cummings. We have been online since 2002 posting many files about Redwork embroidery, antique
quilts, quilt and textile history, general history topics, and New England.

To find files on this website, please use the "site search" function or visit the categories "History,"
"Music," or "Quilts." There are many files that do not show up in the categories so if there is a topic
that interests you, check the "site search" and the topic may just show up.

                    "Puss in the Corner" is the name of the traditional quilt pattern used to make
                    this wall quilt. Pieced by Patricia Cummings/machine-quilted by Tracy Szanto


Our last book was published by Schiffer:


Sweetheart & Mother Pillows: 1917-1945 by Patricia Cummings

Autographed copies of my book are available for $24.95 plus $3.00 shipping (U.S. orders only).
Please contact
pat@quiltersmuse.com to arrange payment.                                    

Patricia Cummings is a free-lance writer who has written hundreds of articles about quilts and their
history, and a number of books. Her articles have been featured in many publications including
international ones. For 15 years, she was a quilt history columnist for
The Quilter magazine (until the
parent company, All-American Crafts, Inc., declared bankruptcy in August 2014).

Additional writings are presented on her Google blogspot called "Quilts and Musings" -  

A recent undertaking was a paper that is presented in Walloomsack Review, a publication of
Bennington Museum, Vol. 15, Spring 2015. The topic is "Grandma Moses: Early Quilts and

                                                Vintage "Snake Quilt" - circa 1950

Thanks for visiting us online!

We love to see your quilts, new or antique, as well as collected textiles about which you might have a
question. We are dedicated to the study of textiles and their makers. Write to us at

2015. All content of this website is copyright-protected. Quilter's Muse Publications, Concord, NH.
All rights reserved.

photo by James Cummings, Quilter's Muse Publications