Re-Piecing the Past

Civil War Blocks Then & Now

with Kaye England

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Learn Kaye England's precise piecing methods and make 12 traditional blocks, inspired by the stories of strong women of the Civil War era. Read More…

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Class Description

One of the biggest names in quilting comes to Craftsy! Quilter, author and teacher Kaye England brings her expertise in traditional quilting to this information-packed online Craftsy class. In Re-Piecing the Past, you'll learn foundational piecing techniques as you work through 12 included block patterns, each with its own story to tell - from Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" to "Battle Cry of Freedom," a song so popular it was sung on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line.

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Lesson Plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet legendary quilter Kaye England and go over what you'll learn in this class.


Lesson 2. Supplies

  • Kaye shows you her favorite tools and supplies, including rulers, cutters and mats.


Lesson 3. Remember Me & Sherman's March

  • Cut, sew and assemble the Remember Me and Sherman's March blocks.


Lesson 4. Birds in the Air Block

  • Learn about and assemble the Birds in the Air Block.


Lesson 5. Flying Geese

  • Make three different blocks using flying geese: the Barbara Fritchie Star, Yankee Puzzle and Temperance blocks.


Lesson 6. Union and Southern Pride

  • Create blocks based on flags of the American Civil War.


Lesson 7. Harriet Beecher Stowe Block

  • Cut, sew and assemble the Harriet Beecher Stowe Block.


Lesson 8. Shiloh Block

  • Kaye walks you through the creation of the Shiloh Block.


Lesson 9. Julia Ward Howe Block

  • Assemble a 100-piece, 12" block designed by Kaye in honor of Julia Ward Howe.


Lesson 10. Setting the Quilt

  • Learn how you can assemble all 12 blocks into one magnificent quilt.

"You don't have to be a fan of the Civil War style here, the piecing method Kaye teaches is great! ... I enjoyed watching her demos and her sense of humor. Thanks Kaye and Craftsy for this wonderful class."
- Tribble
San Franciso Bay Area

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