North Carolina: Quiltmaking Traditions in Selected Areas of North Carolina

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Contact: Joyce Joines Newman, newmanj@ecu.edu

Documentation Dates: January-September 1977 (completed); personnel Folklore grad student Joyce Joines Newman and Anthropology grad student Mary Ann Emmons, UNC-Chapel Hill

Parameters: three selected areas of North Carolina: Rowan/Cabarrus/Iredell Counties (German); Sampson/Duplin Counties (Scots-Irish); and Perquimans/Chowan Counties (English);

Total Quilts: 450

Total Documentation Days: NEH-funded project lasted for 7 months; several field trips to each region, visited quilters and quilt owners individually, not done as documentation days

Publication information (if any):

  • Newman, Joyce Joines (essay). North Carolina Country Quilts: Regional Variations. The Ackland Art Museum, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1978. Catalog of an exhibition held 27 December 1978 - 21 January 1979.

Database: Is the documentation project a part of the Quilt Index or are records digitized in some database? No.

THIS PROJECT WAS NOT PART OF THE LATER NORTH CAROLINA QUILT PROJECT.

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