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A Bibliography of Special Collections and Archives Resources



To search archival finding aids for references to quilts, quilting, and quilters, use this Advanced Search.



“O Jerusalem.” 1989. American Quilter Vol. 5 No. 4 (winter 1989). (Berea 746.97 O11)



Bonesteel Georgia. 1997. Georgia Bonesteel's Patchwork Potpourri. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. (746.46 B712g)

Clarke Mary Washington. 1976. Kentucky Quilts and Their Makers. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. (Mt. 746.97 C599k)

Danneman Barbara. 1975. Step-By-Step Quiltmaking. New York: Golden Press. (Mt. 746.46 D188s)

Davis Susan L. 1980. “Appalachian Quilts of Floyd County Virginia.” Dissertation. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (Mt. 746.755 D264a)

Eanes Ellen Fickling and Ruth Haislip Roberson. 1988. North Carolina Quilts. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. (Mt. 746.9709 N864)

Efird Jane. 1976. Best of the Appalachian Craft Series: Quilts. Boone N.C: Appalachian State University. (Mt. 746.46 B561)

Forrest John and Deborah Blincoe. 1995. The Natural History of the Traditional Quilt First ed. Austin TX: University of Texas Press. (Mt. 746.46 F728n)

Fry Gladys-Marie. 2002. Stitched from the Soul : Slave Quilts from the Antebellum South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. (Mt. 746.908 F946s 2002)

Hall Carrie A and Rose G Kretsinger. 1947. The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America; in Three Parts: Pt. I. History and Quilt Patches. Pt. Ii. Quilts--Antique and Modern. Caldwell Id: Caxton Printers. (Mt. 746 H174r)

Holstein Jonathan John Finley and Kentucky Quilt Project. 1982. Kentucky Quilts 1800-1900 : The Kentucky Quilt Project. Louisville KY: Kentucky Quilt Project. (Mt. 746.46 H757k)

Irwin John Rice. 1983. A People and Their Quilts. Exton Pa: Schiffer Pub. (Mt. Oversize 746.97 I72p)

Joyce Jane Wilson. 1984. The Quilt Poems. New Market Tenn. (Rte. 1 Old River Rd. New Market 37820): Mill Springs Press. (Mt. 821 J885q)

Knight Joan and Polly Frye. 2002. Virginia Quilt Museum. Charlottesville VA: Howell Press. (Mt. 746.4607 K69v)

Laury Jean Ray and Gayle Smalley. 1970. Quilts & Coverlets: A Contemporary Approach. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. (Mt. 746.46 L387q)

Lewis Alfred Allan and Mountain Artisans. 1973. The Mountain Artisans Quilting Book. New York: Macmillan. (Mt. 746.46 L673m)

Macheski Cecilia. 2001. Quilt Stories. Lexington Ky: Univ. Press of Kentucky. (Mt. 820.803 Q6)

Madison County (Ky) Extension Homemakers and University of Kentucky. 1988. The Madison County Extension Homemakers Quilt Book. Richmond Ky: Madison County Homemakers. (Mt. 746.46 M182)

Martin Mabel W. 1988. If Quilts Could Talk I'd Listen. Berea Ky: Kaikairocker's Press. (Mt. W993i)

McKim Ruby Short. 1962. One Hundred and One Patchwork Patterns; Quilt Name Stories Cutting Designs Material Suggestions Yardage Estimates Definite Instructions for Every Step of Quilt Making [Rev. ed.] ed. New York: Dover Publications. (Mt. 746.46 M158o2)

Parron Suzi and Donna Sue Groves. 2012. Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement. Athens: Swallow Press/Ohio University Press. (Mt. 725.372 P262b 2012)

Pigford Catherine J. 1997. A Gathering-- a Sharing-- Fiber Arts Exhibition Historical and Contemporary: Baskets Book Arts and Handmade Paper Dolls Hooked Rugs Knitting Needlework and Lace Quilts Weavings Coverlets and a Selection of Fiber Arts History Books. Birmingham Ala: publisher not identified. (Mt. 746 P629g 1997)

Rake Valerie Sanders. 2000. “‘In the Old Days They Used Scraps’ : Gender Leisure Commodification and the Mythology of Quiltmaking Wayne County Ohio 1915-1995.” Dissertation. Ohio State University. (Mt. 745.09 R162i 2000)

Ramsey Bets. 1987. Old & New Quilt Patterns in the Southern Tradition. Nashville Tenn: Rutledge Hill Press. (Mt. 746.97 R183o)

Ramsey Bets Merikay Waldvogel and David Luttrell. 1986. The Quilts of Tennessee: Images of Domestic Life Prior to 1930. Nashville Tenn: Rutledge Hill Press. (Mt. Oversize 746.9709 R183q)

Rhode Island School of Design. 1970. Mountain Artisans; an Exhibition of Patchwork and Quilting Appalachia. (Mt. 746.46 R475)

Safford Carleton L and Robert Bishop. 1972. America's Quilts and Coverlets. New York Dublin: Dutton Cassel and Collier Macmillan. (Mt. Oversize 746.97 S128a)

Seaton Carter Taylor. 2014. Hippie Homesteaders: Arts Crafts Music and Living on the Land in West Virginia First ed. Morgantown West Virginia: West Virginia University Press. (Mt. 975.4 S441h 2014)

Sexton Carlie. 1964. Old Fashioned Quilts. Johannesburg Mich: Barbara Bannister. (Mt. 746.46 S518o 1928)

Simpson Grace. 1981. Quilts Beautiful: Their Stories and How to Make Them. Winston-Salem North Carolina: Hunter Publishing. (Mt. Oversize 746.46 S613q)

Tricarico Barbara Maren Lindberg and Virginia Consortium of Quilters. 2006. Quilts of Virginia 1607-1899 : The Birth of America through the Eye of a Needle. Atglen PA: Schiffer Pub. (Mt. 746.4609 Q693 2006)

United States. 1937. W.P.A. Museum Extension Quilt Project. South Langhorne: State-wide museum extension projects Work projects administration District 2 Pennsylvania. (Mt. Oversize 746.46 M986q)

University of Kansas. 1973. 150 Years of American Quilts. (Mt. 746.46 O58)

Valentine Fawn and West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search. 2000. West Virginia Quilts and Quiltmakers: Echoes from the Hills. Athens Ohio: Ohio University Press. (Mt. 746.4609 V157w)

Waldvogel Merikay. 1990. Soft Covers for Hard Times: Quiltmaking & the Great Depression. Nashville Tenn: Rutledge Hill Press. (Mt. Oversize 746.9709 W168s)

Webster Marie D. 1915. Quilts; Their Story and How to Make Them. Garden City N.Y: Doubleday Page & Company. (Mt. 746 W382q)



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Barret Elizabeth and Appalshop Inc dirs. 2009. Quilting Women. Appalshop. (Mt. Video 745.54 Q6)


Additional Campus Resources

Follow This Link to view images of Berea College Appalachian Artifacts Collection quilts documented in the Digital Library of Appalachia.

Quilt images in the Art Department catalogue can be accessed Here.

To search the Hutchins Library catalog for published works on quilts, quilters, and quilting in the circulating (borrowable) collections, use this Advanced Search.

(Revised 26 August 2022)