Iowa Quilt Research Project

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Contact: Iowa Quilt Research Project

Records housed: State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines houses the digital records.

Documentation Dates: 1988 (completed)

Parameters: statewide, cut-off date of 1925

Total Quilts: 2,558

Total Documentation Days (Number of documentation days held): 26

Publication information (if any):

  • Blaski, Steven. "Quilts Reveal Lives of Early Iowans," The Palimpsest: Iowa's Popular History Magazine. 1990 Spring 71(1); p 33.
  • Flanscha, Karan. "Heritage Quilts From America's Heartland: The Iowa Quilt Research Project," Lady's Circle Patchwork Quilts. April/May 1996; pgx. 5-12.
  • Schmeal, Jacqueline Andre. Patchwork: Iowa Quilts and Quilters. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 2003. 158 p. 0877458650
  • The Thread That Remains, Patterns From Iowa’s Past. Des Moines: Iowa Quilts Research Project, 1990. Small exhibit catalog.

Database: Images were digitized and uploaded to the Quilt Index,


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