The Little-Known History of Military Men as Quilters

The Art of Intarsia

Beaded Soldier’s Quilt, artist unidentified, India, circa 1860–1870. Its appliqué composition is enhanced by glass beads. Photo: Tim Connolly/Shoot Studios

Soldier seamstresses??

II thought I knew a lot about quilting. It had been my life for twelve years when my husband and I owned and operated a huge regional quilt shop and retreat center called Threads of Time. Quilters came for overnight stays every day of the year except Christmas Eve so that they…



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Melissa Gouty

Melissa Gouty


Writer, teacher, speaker, and observer of human nature. Content for HVAC & Plumbing Businesses. Author of The Magic of Ordinary. LiteratureLust and GardenGlory.