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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 

Australian National Quilt Register

British Quilt History 

Cocheco Mills, Dover, NH

Collectors Weekly on antique quilts, articles, interviews, blogs

Costume Society of America

Embroiderer's Guild of America, Inc. 

European Textile Network

Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. 

International Quilt Study Center

Michigan Quilt Project, Native Indian & Hawaiian Quilts

National Quilting Association

Quilt Index 

Quilter's Hall of Fame

Sampler Consortium, database of samplers & research 

South African Quilters' Guild - Heritage Quilts

Textile Society of America

University of California, Irvine, office of Research & Graduate Studies

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

Barbara Brackman, Quilt Scholar and Author
In addition to Hot Topics and featured quilts, Barbara offers a weekly e-mailed course in antique quilt identification. You will receive thirty-six issues, sent from April to December.

Celia Eddy's QuiltStory
Celia Eddy's QuiltStory, a variety of in depth articles about the UK's patchwork and quilting history, and therefore America's too. Celia's authored several books in the field and has an international quilt interest.

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.

In a Minute Ago.com
Sharon Boggon's "current project" is: Textale: yarns that clothe the thread of our lives. She is asking people to send her a piece of lace, a button, or fabric accompanied by a story.

In Search of Warp Ends
This is a monthly, informative, and detailed article, written by Joan Kiplinger on anything and everything related to fabrics, sewing and notions, and fashions in the 20th century.

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 Hawai`i at Manoa

Needlebar Filled with manuals and information for vintage sewing machine collectors - all types.

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.

Quilt of the Month
International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Join their Quilt of the Month newsletter through this link, and receive other updates on the happenings at the center and museum for hundreds of antique quilts. 

South African Quilter's Guild shows their quilt heritage with photos of their quilts and quilted caps called Kappies. 

Uncoverings A complete database of Uncoverings research papers from its first volume in 1980 to the present is now available to you at no cost through the American Quilt Study Group website. From the home page click Publications to view the Excel document and accompanying tutorial compiled by Jean Carlton.

University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
See a listing of quilt-related pages at the University's site.


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
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE
Historic Deerfield Museum, Deerfield, MA
Kalona Quilt and Textile Museum, Kalona Iowa
La Conner Quilt Museum, La Conner Washington
LACMA Costumes and Textiles, Los Angeles, CA
Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum, Lancaster, PA
Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, Tillamook, OR
Museum of Craft & Folk Art, San Francisco, CA
Museum of the American Quilter's Society, Paducah, KY
New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA
People’s Place Quilt Museum, Intercourse, PA
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 
“Calico & Chintz online exhibit”
The Textile Museum, Washington, DC
Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Winterthur Museum, DE
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, Cedarburg, WI

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

"Causes, Detection, and Prevention of Mold and Mildew on Textiles" from the Museum Management Program

Quilt Care with Nancy Kirk 

From The Textile Museum, Washington D.C. Textile Pests - Described, removal, care and prevention

Commercial Websites 

Ann Hermes Miniature Quilts ~ Folk Art from PA's Past 
Made from authentic antique fabrics; Inspired by traditional antique quilts in Pennsylvania German colors and design. 

www.antiquefabric.com An internet source for antique fabrics from the mid-19th century through the 1960's including feedsacks, antique cigarette silks, lace, and trims.

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

Blackberry Quilts
Specializes in 1930's fabrics and designs. Pre-cut quilt kits for busy people and beginners. You can make your own vintage-style quilt with the fabrics and
techniques found here. 

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

Books & Ephemera on Costume, Fashion, Lace, Embroidery, Textiles & Social History.
This BOOK Website has 500 secondhand, out of print books on Textiles, Quilts, Needlework Costume and Fashion.  There are alot more books at Felicity J. Warne's shop in North London. Please contact her if you have specific wants, as the book you are looking for could just be sitting on one of her shelves.

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. 

Denver Fabrics - Rug Hooking Wool
Rug hooking wool at discounted prices. Also rug hooking books and supplies.

World of Quilts Travel for quilters; by Deb Roberts

Fabric Tales - Japanese Fabrics
Authentic Japanese fabrics and notions including contemporary
cotton prints, chirimen crepe fabric, kimono patterns, Nishijin-ori
obi brocade material, Japanese fabric cord, ribbon, etc. Also,
Japanese craft kits and Japanese fabric mousepad. Worldwide shipping
direct from Japan.

French Treasures
French antique fabric for sale and about their history. 

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. 

Lynne Z. Bassett, THE whole cloth quilt researcher, has produced a new line of authentic 18th and 19th century quilting stencils. This links to her products shown in the Quilting Creations International site. 

The Kirk Collection and Quilt Restoration and Care
Antique quilts, antique & reproduction fabrics, Crazy quilting
Source for archival storage, conservation and restoration supplies

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 

Quilt Emporium 
My favorite Quilt Shop. Linda buys the best in reproduction fabrics!  Shop in Woodland Hills, CA or on online for her kits, fabric,  books, notions, thread, magazines,  patterns, and friendly warm service.

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!

Source of cotton reproduction fabrics for costumers and quilters; time periods 1775-1950. 

Sharon's Antique Vintage Fabrics
Vintage and antique fabrics and textiles, from 1860 from 1960, for sale at Sharon's Web site. 

Resource Directories 

Created by two Pennsylvania Antique dealers who spend many of their days attending auctions. Find auctions . . . fast, easy, and free.  

Expert Antique Collectors
Need information about other antiques besides textiles? This group shares their information and photos, as well as answering your specific question.

Ginger's Needleworks & Quilting   
An excellent resource for quilters;Sections include: Sale Items * E-Newsletter * Fabrics * Fabric Packs * Kits * Books * Patterns * Notions * Batting * Templates * Quilt Frames * Redwork * Memories * Sashiko * Stamped Blocks * Quilt Shows. 

Internet Antiques Guide
A searchable index of Antiques Dealers and Events. Over 1500 Antiques Fairs and Auctions added each month.

QuiltProfessionals Quilt Shop Directory 
Directory of quilt shops, teachers, guilds, quilting supplies, quilts for sale, and more. Free Quilter's Guides to placing and promoting your business on the Web.

This Website provides links to all kinds of quilt-related interests, activities, businesses - If you have something to provide quilters, this is the site to place it on. Listings range from free, to a small monthly fee.

Search & Source Tips for Students and Teachers of Quilt History

Needle Arts magazines 


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