Adapted from Clothesline Quilts’ ‘Bull Run’ pattern.
Blank note cards featuring these quilts are currently available for purchase in sets of four (4) for $12.00 by emailing Sue@Studio2724.com .
I named these quilts with Railroad Crossing blocks for where, on July 21, 1861, near the Manassas, Virginia railway junction, the first major battle of The Civil War took place. This First Battle of Bull Run was named for a stream that flowed across Wilmer McLean’s field where battle yielded a Confederate victory.
Interestingly, less than four long years later, on April 9, 1865, Gen. Robert E Lee surrendered to Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in the parlor of McLean’s farmhouse in the community of Appomattox Court House marking the beginning of the end of the war.
“It began in my front yard and ended in my front parlor.”
~ Wilmer McLean
No, these two events did not occur in the same place. Wilmer Mclean had moved after those initial battles to make a new home in Appomattox Court House.
43″ x 43″
Pieced by Sue Hickman Berryville, Va 7/2011
Finished with long-arm quilting.
This quilt showed at the 2013 Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show, held in Berryville, Va.
20″ x 20″
Pieced and quilted by Sue Hickman Berryville, Va 7/2011
This quilt showed at the 2013 Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show, held in Berryville, Va and earned a Third Place Viewer’s Choice Award in the “Other” category.
This quilt was one of the quilts showcased in a Solo-Artist “Art in the Halls” show at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA from October 18th, 2016 through January 22nd, 2017.