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Textile-Related Resources

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Educational Organizations

Alliance for American Quilts
American Quilt Study Group (AQSG)
American Quilter's Society
Appliqué Society
Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts
International Quilt Study Center
Quilt Index
Quilter's Hall of Fame
Sampler Consortium, database of samplers & research
Textile Society of America

Educational Web Sites

History of Quilts -  two sites by Judy Anne Johnson Breneman:
America's Quilting History and Patches From the Past  
Explore the history of quilts and the women who created them through links to pictures and brief articles. Very good for beginning quilt history enthusiasts, as well as classroom study. Enjoyable for everyone. Written by Anne Johnson

Copyright, Quilt History Research
A brief overview of copyright law in the United States,
written by Kim Force, Attorney-at-law

Illinois Quilt History A website dedicated to help research Illinois's contribution to quilt history, by Susan Wildemuth.

International Sewing Machine Collector's Society Vintage sewing machine info, articles, particulars of all types of old machines.

Na Pua O Hawaii quilts

A display of Hawaiian quilts; text by Linda B. Arthur, PhD, Guest Curator Ginny Meade, MS, Horticultural Consultant University of Hawaii at Manoa

Nimble Needle Treasures Magazine, published quarterly,1969  - 1975 issues. All issues of the magazine, plus the interactive index, are now on CD. Written by Patricia A. Randolph -- "All of the articles were informative and priceless. However, my association with Cuesta Benberry, Quilters Hall of Fame Honoree, was the backbone of NNT historically."

Northern Comfort: New England's Early Quilts
An online exhibit of Old Sturbridge Village's quilt collection with informative text about the start of textile history in America and early quilts. 

Old and newer textiles defined in the Oxford English dictionary.
Compiled by Patrick Leech

Quilt History State Documentation and Publications list
Click here for a comprehensive selected bibliography on Quilt History Documentation Projects or publications about Local, State, Regional, and Topical Quilt History, Also there is a Quilt Exhibit and Museum Catalogs section. The list has been put together by the South Dakota Documentation Project staff.


American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY
American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, NY
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Museum, Wash. DC 
Great Lakes Quilt Center, Lansing, MI
Handweaving Museum & Arts Center, Clayton, NY
Historic Deerfield Museum, Deerfield, MA
La Conner Quilt Museum, La Conner Washington
LACMA Costumes and Textiles, Los Angeles, CA
* Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, Tillamook, OR
* Museum of the American Quilter's Society, Paducah, KY
* New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA
* Pikes Peak Weavers Guild
* Quilter’s Hall of Fame, Marion, IN 
* Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO
* San Jose Quilt Museum, San Jose, CA
* Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT
* Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC 
* The Textile Museum, Washington, DC
* Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, Virginia
* Winterthur Museum, DE

Quilt Damage Control and Prevention

Jamar Textile Restoration Studio
www.tracyjamar.com  Email: tjamar@optonline.net 
quilts and hooked rugs 212-866-6426 

Textile conservationist Lynn Gorges talks about how to handle quilts in a flood

Commercial Websites 

Antique Quilt Dating Guides . . . by Style
Portable, quick guides for buyers and sellers at
at auction, shops, anywhere, online or in person.

Cindy Brick is an author, quilt kit maker, quilt historian specializing in Crazy and redwork quilts, and certified appraiser in CO.

Cindy's Antique Quilts
Cindy's Antique Quilts welcomes you and offers a wide selection of quality Antique Quilts, quilt tops , blocks and vintage feedsacks . They also offer vintage Beacon Indian camp blankets including vintage Pendleton blankets. 

Deanne Fitzpatrick: By the Door Hooked Rugs in Nova Scotia, Canada
This colorful and interesting to read site features primitive and folk art Rug Hooking patterns, supplies, kits, articles and how-to instructions. 

Hoopla - Museum Quilt Reproduction Patterns
An historic collection of authentic reproduction patterns, made by Froncie Quinn. Her patterns are licensed and approved by the holding museum. 

The Lace Merchant - Elizabeth M. Kurella
Bringing vintage lace, linens, and textiles into everyday life.

Material Pleasures
Vintage linens and textiles, buttons, quilt tops and blocks, purchased at New Jersey region auctions by owner enthusiast Dana Balsamo. 

Pepper Cory, quilt historian and author 

RavenSpeak Quilts.. an artist's expression in fabric is Rose Hughes, a southern California Quilt Artist, Teacher, Lecturer, Author. Currently, silk appliqué and beaded art quilts are her medium of choice. She started out as a traditional quilt maker and an antique quilt collector. See her website for a series of Color Lessons, Free!

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