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BOM Mini-series Part 5: Civil War Tribute BOM

Here we are, at Part 5 of our Block-of-the-Month Mini-series. (Already??) I read in somebody’s comment that they were waiting for us to show THIS one. Wish granted! Today’s BOM is also the feature of the week on our home page, Civil War Tribute BOM, a 12 month program running from January 2010 to December 2010.

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, Marcus Fabrics (whom we love mainly for their gorgeous 19th century reproduction fabrics) uses Judie Rothermel’s Civil War Tribute collection (due in November) to create an intricate 100″ x 112″ quilt designed by Homestead Hearth, commemorating the birth of our present-day America.

Each of the quilt blocks signifies a major battle fought in the Civil War, and historical notes and references are included in the corresponding patterns. As a member, you will receive generous fabric cuts, a detailed fabric reference guide, and triple-checked instructions for each month’s blocks and binding. Additionally, you also have the option of reserving the backing set for Civil War Tribute.

Overall, you don’t have to be a Civil War buff to appreciate these fabrics and quilt. When historical remembrance and beautiful fabric meet…well, we’re just really excited to be able to participate in this program with you. 🙂

Once again, since this line has not yet hit stores, we are offering a $100 Gift Certificate prize!

To win, you can…

1) Comment on this post for 1 entry.

2) Mention this BOM or giveaway on your blog using these links:

3) Sign up for this BOM and let us know in your comment for 5 entries!

We will announce the winner in 2 weeks! Thanks, and see you again on Friday!


  1. I love Civil War anything and am a huge fan of Civil War reproduction fabrics! I would love to do this BOM! I will sign up for this BOM!

  2. Another gorgeous one! I was considering enrolling in a second BOM, but now I can't choose which one! Thanks again for your great store!

  3. Wow! I love all the different blocks in this one! It looks like it may be a little difficult for this beginner quilter though….

  4. I cannot wait to see this line of fabric in person and have already reserved my spot for this BOM. Can't wait for it to start.

  5. I just finished the Civil War Diary quilt and love working with replica fabric. This would be an interesting project to do and a history lesson along the way!

  6. Yeah!! I signed up for this one as soon as I saw it! My husband even saw it and asked me for your site adress so he could check it out at work, we both love it!(finally,lol) Can't wait to start working on it~!

  7. Wow! I love star blocks and also civil war repro fabrics! It would be so great to start that BOM. Winning this giveaway would help a lot! It would cover at least a part of shipping costs to Finland…

  8. That is a beautiful quilt and gorgeous fabrics. What a great tribute. Congratulations to the designers of the fabric line and the quilt.

  9. I can't wait for this one to start. Yes, I signed up for this one, too! I like that it's a big quilt and will fit the bed nicely, and that it's just drop-dead gorgeous! You've found another beauty for us!

  10. The colors are beautiful civil war, but when I look at the quilt I see 'southwest.' Maybe it's all the tiny triangle sets?! Would love to see this quilt upclose and personal.

  11. Judie Rothermel has fantastic designs and this quilt is exquisite! Can't wait to see the fabrics in person! Hope the 'family of five' is doing great!

  12. You continue to tempt with all of your beautiful quilts. I love the idea of getting the history of the block along with the pattern.

  13. As a Northerner living in the South, I have learned a lot about the…ahem… War of Northern Aggression. I try to stay out of those discussions, but learn a lot about state rights, etc. More importantly, after a fortuitous Ebay purchase, I HAVE discovered a love for the fabrics of that time. Glorious!

  14. Hi everyone! Just had to post and say "Thanks" for all the compliments about our quilt design. We love Judie's fabrics & had great fun coming up with a way to use them. In response to those concerned about the difficulty–the quilt does have a lot of pieces, but the blocks themselves are not too hard. Just take your time and follow the directions! So, don't hesitate to tackle this project! Much thanks, again–Sarah & Dolores

  15. I have just signed up for this BOM! I also posted on my blog, using the links provided. I hope I win!

    Last year I bought all of hte WEb Sampler Celebration BOMs, then my house burned down and i lost it all. This fabric is quite similar, I love it!

    Priscilla DeMora

  16. I posted somethign on my blog and it's takign everything I have NOT to sign up for this…I need that gift card so I can turn around and use it on this one!!!

  17. Awesome, gorgeous, beautiful.
    It is a gift to be able to design such fabrics and a joy for quilters to work with them.
    Warm regards,
    Gerri L

    (I posted the link on my multiply site)

  18. beautiful quilt, beautiful fabrics
    Judie rothermel is my favorite fabric designer
    I would love to make this quilt..
    thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  19. The very nice extra to this BOM is the historical notes; I am sure the references will give added meaning as one works with the beautiful fabrics.

  20. Would love to win the giveaway!! Love the Fat Quarter Shop. Can always find what I NEED and also a few things I don't need.

  21. HI,
    I posted about your give-away on my blog this morning. It is at the bottom of the posting. Thanks again and wish me luck!!

  22. Absolutely GORGEOUS Civil War fabrics! Makes for a lovely BOM project.
    Thank you for the giveawy–always fun to see the comments of fellow quilters.

  23. Another fantastic BOM AND a $100 gift certificate? Are you kidding me? OMG…you guys are SO generous! Hope I'm the lucky one!

  24. Wow! Iam a sucker for repro prints, that alone makes me think of this one – it is stunning!

    Thank u for the opportunity to comment and maybe even win!

    Tami in tucson

  25. Ah…Civil War Tribute, absolutely beautiful. You guys are having such wonderful giveaways, Thanks so much for the generosity. My gosh, I am just so bad at waiting, I guess I'll just go fondle some of the fabric in my 2009 Designer Mystery BOM to calm myself. Yup, that'll do the trick.

  26. I am really tempted by this one and have kept going back to look at it for the past few weeks 🙂 I love the mix of quilting and the historical richness–my willpower is wearing down!

  27. I love the fabric! I got a great book out a few months ago about civil war quilts and china dolls. It had diary letters from the time period. I would love a gift certificate, too much fabric to buy with too little money!!

  28. Love civil war fabrics!! Judie's are the best. I just finished a top using civil war classics and some other fabs from my stash- Yummy!! Thanks for a chance to win….

  29. So many triangles!
    The finished quilt seem to be looked different from the simulation of quilt as shown. I think the fabric color is better. I love Civil War fabric line.

  30. I am sure I was not the first to order this block of the month quilt but I certainly was quick to sign up! I am so looking forward to doing this one – LOVE the look of the quilt!! And after doing the last BOM quilt and finding that the instruction were so clear and easy to follow and there was plenty of fabric for each block I never hesitated for a minute as to how great your BOM program is. Thanks so much.

  31. Judy designs THE most gorgeous fabric. I spend lots of time visiting her booth at our local quilt show. The BOM is wonderful. Please enter me to win. Thank you.

  32. I would love to win the Civil War fabrics. I have the perfect pattern in mind. In fact, I have tons of patterns in my mind!! Thanks for the contest!

  33. Judy always designs the most wonderful fabrics and I especially love these! A couple of years ago, I did one of your BOM's and it turned out beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win some of her fabs.

  34. Can't wait to see this fabric!
    I don't have a blog, but I love reading them. This one has become a "must read."
    Great contest. Count me in.

  35. Oh my gosh ..another beauty!!!!! These fabrics are just wonderful too… just started my collection of repro fabrics… they have bee talking to me more and more lately!!!! :o)) Ok.. hope for good luck and I will post it on my sidbar too..:o)))

  36. A few years ago, I started collecting charm packs of reproduction fabrics and it grew into yardage …. and this fabric line would be a very nice addition.