I’ve always been fascinated with history, particularly North America in the 1800s and early 1900s. I enjoy reading both fiction and non-fiction books from this time period. I especially love letters and journals and archived newspapers from that time.
I have both of Rosemary Youngs’ Civil War Diary Quilt and Civil War Love Letter Quilt books and accompanying CDs for Electric Quilt. I’ve been gathering fabric for this/these quilt(s) for years… one day!
Currently, I’m reading the first book in Linda’s Trail of Thread Series, A Woman’s Westward Journey. It’s written as a series of letters being sent back home while an extended family makes the journey from Kentucky to Kansas.
The journey starts March 15, 1854 by Hinkston Creek in Kentucky. I’m about three-quarters of the way through the book, and it’s now May 4, 1854 and the travelers are at Grand Pass, Missouri. I’m enjoying it immensely. There are references throughout of exchanging quilt blocks during their travels.
During the blog tour, there will be opportunities to win copies of Linda’s books in electronic format. My special day on the tour will be May 24th when Linda will be a guest blogger and tells us about how quilting is intertwined in her historical series.
Visit the other blogs on the tour for a chance to win:
- May 9, Monday @ Women on Writing
- May 10, Tuesday @ Writers Inspired
- May 12, Thursday @ Aunt Pitty Pat’s
- May 13, Friday @ Fresh Fiction
- May 16, Monday @ Lori’s Reading Corner
- May 18, Wednesday @ Cathy C.’s Hall of Fame
- May 19, Thursday @ The Book Tree
- May 23, Monday @ Caroline Clemmons
- May 24, Tuesday @ Quilting Gallery: That’s ME!
- May 25, Wednesday @ Caroline Clemmons
- June 2, Thursday @ Books, Books, The Magical Fruit
What about you? Are you a fan of pioneer life and history? What were your favourite childhood books or TV shows?
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