Make the quilt the women of Elm Creek Valley made to support their Civil War soldiers
Inspired by Jennifer Chiaverini’s best-selling novel, The Union Quilters, this sampler quilt offers a treasure trove of traditional blocks sewn by the women of Elm Creek Valley to support their troops during the American Civil War. The book includes historical notes on the novel and photos of 9 Loyal Union Samplers made by Jennifer and Elm Creek Quilts lovers from around the world. Mix and match the blocks with Jennifer’s previous sampler, Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler.
• 121 traditional 6” quilt blocks
• Full-sized patterns for each block, plus instructions for assembling the quilt
• Perfect for guild projects, fundraisers, or wedding gifts
Review Down Under Quilts Magazine - November 1, 2013
Inspired by Jennifer Chiaverini's best-selling novel, The Union Quilters, this sampler quilt offers a treasure trove of traditional blocks sewn by the women of Elm Creek Valley to support their troops during the American Civil War. The book includes historical notes on the novel and photos of nine Loyal Union Samplers made by Jennifer and other Elm Creek Quilts lovers from around the world. These blocks can be mixed and matched with blocks from Jennifer's wildly popular Elm Creek Quilts sampler, Sylvia's Bridal Sampler.
Review By: Judy Bowers, - December 6, 2013
Jennifer Chiaverini's 'Loyal Union Sampler from Elm Creek Quilts' is a great book containing 121-6" blocks made to form varied sampler quilts. The blocks are based upon the book, 'Union Quilters', written by Chiaverini in 2011. Just as in the Union Quilters' book, the Loyal Union Sampler blocks were created by 212 quilters, but using the same fabric sets, and a selected pattern for the quilt on the book cover.All of the 121 blocks have detailed instructions on cutting and sewing. Some of the blocks are well-known and traditional blocks, but many are newer blocks. There are both easy blocks and some are more difficult to construct. Fabric requirements are given for making an entire sampler quilt, which would be very helpful. Another nice thing about this book is that the 6" block size is interchangeable with another Chiaverini book, 'Sylvia's Bridal Sampler.' You can design your own sampler quilt using your favorite blocks from each book.Besides the sampler quilt on the book cover, Chiaverini made several other sampler quilts using bright fabrics, and they are very beautiful.This is a very nice book for making a sampler quilt, and to stretch your piecing skills. It will also become a favorite for civil war block collectors and quilters!