Publication and Closure: Publish reports
in a book
as an exhibit catalog
as exhibit labels
as family history
as an oral report
Assessment: gaps in knowledge may not be filled in, but some new information should have been
found by comparisons with other quilts and by the interviews.
Resources Online: The Quilt Heritage Listserv has a list of book resources, a listserv to
join, archives of discussions andother topics on quilt history. Quilt History Links is a treasure trove of
links to articles about quilts, women and quilts, quilt museum sites, quilt pattern history, and quilt
history book lists. Quilt Block Patterns in Alphabetical Order from
theWorld wide Quilting Page. Each block name link takes you to directions for cutting and piecing
the block, with diagrams.
Naomin Parkhurst's Quilt Block page; She is a University of North
Carolina student; this page is a data base of alphabetical, visual, thematic and units blocks. Colorful
graphic of each block. Site contains links to other quilt history sites. with colorful graphics, this World Wide Quilting section
shows the different types of settings that blocks can be organized in. it has a Coloring Book section,
in which you print out a block and design your color scheme.
Book Resources
Brackman, Barbara. Clues in the Calico. Howell Press, 1989. Out of print, but an important author-
Brackman, Barbara. Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns. American Quilter's Society, 1993.
Definitive book for identifying quilt block patterns; organized by type of block; source of name and
dates given. Hardcover or ring binder.
Trestain, Ellen. Dating Fabrics: A Color Guide, 1800-1960. Collector Books, 1998.
Mellor, Susan. Textile Designs : Two Hundred Years of European and American Patterns for Printed
Fabrics Organized by Motif, Style, Color, Layout, and Period. 1,823 Illustrations in Color. 1991.
Shih, Joy. Forties Fabrics. 1997.
Personal Resource: A quilter from your local guild or quilt store.