Meet Adelia, a 19 year old woman living in northern Illinois on the cusp of the Civil War. Her real-life diary entries record the details of daily life while war advances in the background. Her journal illustrates how central sewing and quilting were in a woman's life during the nineteenth century. This book features 14 projects that are ideal for nineteenth-century reproduction fabrics as well as period photos that provide context. You will be inspired by the beautiful projects for each season of the year.