MASS Quilts: The Massachuesetts Quilt Documentation Project

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Websites: MassQuilts at http://www.massquilts.org OR New England Quilt Museum at http://www.NEQuiltMuseum.org

E-mail: Questions@NEQuiltMuseum.org

Documentation Project Dates: begun 1994 and still ongoing

Parameters: statewide, cut-off date of 1950

Total Quilts: 5922 and continuing indefinitely

Number of documentation days held: 279 and continuing at least once a month at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA

Publication information: ''"Massachusetts Quilts, Our Common Wealth" published Jan 2009 by University Press of New England. Authors for the book include editor Lynne Z. Bassett, costume and textile historian and associate fellow of the International Quilt Study Center of Lincoln, Nebraska; Paula Richter, curator of textiles and costumes at the Peabody Essex Museum; Aimee Newell, curator of collections at the National Heritage Museum; Marjorie Childers, professor of sociology at Elms College, quilt scholar and certified quilt appraiser; Pamela A Parmal, chief curator of textiles at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Lauren Whitley, assistant curator of textiles at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Vivien Lee Sayre, quilt scholar and certified quilt appraiser, Dawn Adiletta, curator of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, CT, Anita Loscalzo, former curator of the New England Quilt Museum and Helen Ewer, quilt scholar.

Past Exhibition: A selection of quilts featured in the Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project book were on exhibit at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA from July 17 to Sept 20, 2009.

Database: MassQuilts has its own Access database. Quilts in the permanent collection of the New England Quilt Museum were the first to be uploaded to the Quilt Index.

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