Welcome to Quilter's Muse Publications!
Patricia Cummings is a professional free-lance magazine writer and book author who has written a regular
column about quilt history for The Quilter magazine since 1999, published by All-American Crafts in New
Jersey. Her latest book is Sweetheart & Mother Pillows: 1917-1945, published by Schiffer Publishing in
James Cummings provides most all of the photos that accompany Patricia's work. On the Quilter's Muse
Publications website and on their two other blogs "Quilts and Musings" and "Vintage Cookery," information is
freely shared with readers for their knowledge and enlightenment.
The goal is to promote the love of quilting and textiles of all kinds, to engender an appreciation of history, and
to encourage healthy life styles. Folk music, New England history, as well as details about the remarkable
lives of important 19th, 20th, and 21st century women, can be found here. As a former teacher of Spanish,
Patricia shares her love of the Spanish language via various files found in the "music" section of this site.
Read more about us on a page dedicated to that purpose.
Patricia L. Cummings, quilt historian
Recently Added Website Posts
3/7/2014: Andrea Stracke - Wholecloth Quilts (made in Germany)
3/4/2014: "Wholecloth Quilts in America: Yesterday and Today" - new website article!
3/2/2014: Added "Die Gedanken Sind Frei," a song once popular with German youth about the nature
of free thought
Unique Books and Patterns for Sale
Be sure to check our "books and patterns for sale" page..Patricia Cummings has had a lifelong interest in Redwork
embroidery and has written books about the subject, now available on CD. They can be viewed on any computer!
Her one-of-a-kind book about quilt care is available, as is her book about New Hampshire's early quilt historian of
the 1930s, as well as other offers, including a pattern for a rare Yellow Work quilt (based on an antique quilt).
The "Renee Award" shown here was awarded to Quilter's Muse Publications by Gayle Pritchard of Ohio,quilt artist
and author of the book Uncommon Threads: Ohio's Art Quilt Revolution (Ohio University Press, 2006).
Visit "Quilts and Musings" BLOG (a separate Internet interface)
To read quilt-world announcements, musings about quilts, and personal essays, please visit
Patricia Cummings' blog. "Quilts and Musings"
James Cummings writes a blog titled "Vintage Cookery" where he discusses gardening, cooking, and baking,
activities that reside in her extensive repetoire of skills. He illustrates the blog with his own photos of the garden,
textiles, and patterns for Outline Stitch embroidery.
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announcements of our latest online articles and offers and news,
as it happens, in the quilt world, as well as features not found
on either our website or blog.
Perennial Sweet Pea - a photo of a flower from our garden
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A Mention in Quilter's Home magazine
Mark Lipinski published these words about this website in Quilter's Home magazine:
"Quilt historian Patricia Cummings' website is billed as a virtual museum. Filled with tons of articles on quilt
history, free patterns and helpful information you never knew you needed until you came across it, you can surf this
site for hours and not be bored." (June-July 2009)
Thanks for visiting! Have fun exploring the many files found on this site and
all of the articles in our blogs!
Copyright 2002-2014. Patricia L. Cummings and James Cummings,
Quilter's Muse Publications, Concord, NH. All Rights Reserved.
Questions? Please contact us at: email@example.com