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This list compiled by Xenia Cord and
posted on QHL May 2, 2008
Heirlooms from Old Looms, A Catalogue of Coverlets owned by the Colonial
Coverlet Guild of America and its Members (Chicago: Privately Printed, 1940). OOP, with descriptive essay and lots of b/ w pictures, divided by weave types.
Rabb, Kate Milner. Indiana Coverlets and
Coverlet Weavers. Indiana Historical Society Publications Vol. 8, No. 8
(Indianapolis, 1928) - OOP; prefatory to:
Montgomery, Pauline. Indiana Coverlet Weavers and Their Coverlets.
Indianapolis: Hoosier Heritage Press, 1974. also OOP, but the model for
Curtis. Textile Art from Southern Appalachia: the quiet work of women. Johnson
City, TN: The Overmountain Press, 2001. Exhibit catalog from an exhibit at the
American textile History Museum, Lowell, MA; includes biographies of some women
who wove geometric coverlets.
Shaeffer, Margaret W. M. Made in New York State: Handwoven Coverlets
1820-1860. Watertown, NY: Jefferson County Historical Society, 1985. An
exhibit catalog on jacquard coverlets with essays by Virginia Parslow Partridge
and Rita J. Adrosko.
Glick, Nancy Iona, and Katherine H. Molumby. llinois Jacquard Coverlets and
Weavers, End of a Legacy. Peoria, IL: Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences,
1999. Illinois coverlets, weaver biographies, and a checklist of weavers with
identifying corner blocks.
Wass, Jan Tauer. Weaver's Choice,
Patterns in American Coverlets.
Springfield, IL: Illinois
State Museum, 1988. From geometrics to jacquards, with good essays.
Gehret, Ellen J., and Alan G. Keyser. The Homespun Textile Tradition of the
Pennsylvania Germans. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum
Commission, 1976. An exhibit catalog of the works of spinners, weavers and
dyers at the Pennsylvania Farm Museum, Landis Valley; includes some geometric
Ventre, Melinda. Warm and Wonderful,
the Jacquard Coverlet. New
York: Hirschl & Adler Folk,
1988. An exhibit catalog with accompanying essay.
Hall, Eliza Calvert. The Book of Handwoven Coverlets. New York: Dover
Publications, 1988; rev. reprint of the 1912 edition. Early research, mostly on
Shein, Joseph D., and Melinda Zonger. Coverlets and the Spirit of America. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd.,
2002. The Shein
of coverlets, great color work.
Anderson, Clarita S. Weaving a Legacy,
the Don and Jean Stuck Coverlet Collection. Columbus, OH: Columbus Museum of
Art, 1995. Biographies and illustrations of coverlets from the collection, and
Heisey, John W. A Checklist of American Coverlet Weavers. Williamsburg, VA: The
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1978. The only compilation of information on
jacquard coverlet weavers nationwide until the publication of the next entry:
Anderson, Clarita S.
American Coverlets and Their Weavers.
Williamsburg, VA: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and Ohio University
Press, Athens, 2002. Coverlets from the collection of Foster and Muriel McCarl,
and a dictionary of more than 700 coverlet weavers.
Thanks to "Rose Lea Alboum for this list
of early books:
Heirlooms from Old Looms, 1940,
A Book of Hand-Woven Coverlets by Hall, 1912, Little, Brown and Company
A Handweaver's Source Book by Davison, 1953, John Spencer,
Inc. Chester, PA
Keep Me Warm One Night, 1972, concentrates on Canadian coverlets
The Weaving Roses of Rhode Island by Isadora Safner.
More Books about Woven Coverlets
Bress, Helene The Coverlet Book Vol. 1 & 2, Flower Valley Press, Inc.,
Gaithersburg, Maryland 2003.
Hawthorne, Catherine B., And So To Sleep. Jacquard Coverlets from The Hawthorne
Collection, American Textile History Collection, 1999, exhibit catalogue, 39