Beyond the Battlefield

This is the name of our new book coming out early next year.

The final proofs are going back and forth right now between writer and publisher.

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We are very excited to feature the women behind the scenes during the Civil War. We consider ourselves more than fortunate to have a friend who enjoys historical research.

Each quilt has a sidebar dedicated to a woman who lived during the Civil War and worked for the cause, either North or South. Some were professional women while others toiled at home in the fields. Honestly, it was so interesting to me as someone who really enjoyed history yet I couldn’t remember these famous women! I’m sure you’ll feel the same way. It gives this book depth and interest while showcasing quilts made with reproduction fabric from this era.

Our thanks go out to Tanya Tullos from Houston, TX for researching these women of the Civil War and writing all the sidebars while we made the quilts.

We are so thrilled to introduce you to the women and the quilts from “Beyond the Battlefield”.

49 thoughts on “Beyond the Battlefield


    Just saw this been busy….can’t wait for the new book. Love the title and also the side bar idea. Paula in KY

  2. patricia garcia uriburu

    dear friend Mary. I am so happy to read about your new book. all the best wishes from here. big hugs!
    Trish, from Buenos Aires in Argentina.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Patricia – keep reading the blog for release information. Are you teaching this fall?

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Jo – oh my goodness that is high praise coming from a very prolific quilter herself! Thank you!

  3. Caryn Goulden

    How exciting! It’s going to be hard to wait that long.
    Thanks for the “sneak peek”!

  4. Sharon Cervenka

    I am looking forward to your new book! I wish I didn’t have to “wait”, but good things come to those that do! Exciting for you two, plus thanks for sharing the “News”.

  5. Polly Perkins

    Yippee! Love Civil War quilts with women’s history included. Cannot wait until it arrives for purchase. Keep us posted.

  6. Janine

    What a gorgeous cover! It will be interesting to learn about some of the women’s roles in the Civil War. Hopefully “early next year” means January 1st because I don’t want to wait any longer than that 🙂 Congrats, Mary and Connie!

  7. Barbara F.

    LOVE the beautiful cover quilt!! Will be looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of this book and learning the history of the women written about.

  8. Kathy Hanson

    What an interesting book this is going to be! Not only lovely quilts but the history as well. Will look forward to your blog about your “5 minutes of fame with Country Living”, sounds like it will be quite a story!! Looks like the new year will have this wonderful book to look forward to!

  9. Carolyn Boutilier

    Looking forward to this new book. Love that you have stories to go with the quilts.
    Carolyn b Shenandoah valley VA

  10. Jan Smith

    Wow, the cover is beautiful! I’m excited for this release. I pour over your books, again and again.

  11. Charlotte Barnard

    Mary this is outstanding!!!!! So happy for you and look forward to ordering my copies!!!!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Charlotte – someday I’m going to blog about our 5 minutes of fame with Country Living and the quilt that made us famous for a little while. Thanks for your kind words!

  12. Lauren

    Can’t wait for this one. I have thoroughly enjoyed your others books and have made several quilts from them. I know what will be on my Christmas wish list!!

  13. Rhoda E

    Congratulations on your new book.
    That is a big accomplishment and you can feel proud of it.

  14. Bobbie Woodruff

    Wow, I love it ❤️❤️❤️ .Just keep us posted so we can get our copy. To have the history to go with the pattern is so amazing. Beautiful front cover. I think this book will be a big hit. I’ll be waiting for the release date.

  15. Sally Meyers

    You have indeed found a good friend in Tanya Tullos. I am eager to read the history that she contributed. She has been my colleague as a librarian but above that, a friend you can depend on. Congratulations on the excitement your books bring to so many.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Sally Meyers – this has been a new look at the Civil War for Connie and me – providing side bars of historical facts about women will make this book much more than just a quilt book!

  16. Robin Boggan

    Oh my gosh! I can’t wait for your new book. So nice to read about the women that were in civil war and what they did.

  17. Kathy

    I have cut way down on buying quilting books for the simple reason they just haven’t interested me but this one will. I like the ones with sidebars with stories or of people or even when they talk about inspiration behind their design. Heck I really enjoy even when they show their work spaces and pets around their homes. Those are the books I seek now for my library to read so will be anxious to have some coffee table book to pick up and read this fall.

  18. Donna Sproston

    Can’t wait! By any chance is Mother Bickerdyke included? Our quilt guild in Galesburg, IL would be thrilled

  19. Crystal Daniels

    I can’t wait, I love your Civil war books and especially love the fabric from that time period. <3

  20. Launa

    What a delightful tribute! The cover quilt’s scrappy colors really honor the North and South’s colors. I’d better get my Cobblestones quilted and Connie’s orange n black Stars block’s sewn into rows now. I love reproduction fabrics. Can’t wait for the tribute sidebar stories.

  21. Joanne

    You just sent all your readers to the candy store but the candy hasn’t arrived yet. So we have to be patient and wait. 😄

  22. Vickie Lemonds

    I need to mark the momentous day when this book is offered! When? My pen and calendar are waiting!

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