Ohio Quilt Research Project

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Contact: Library and Manuscript Division, Ohio Historical Society

Records housed: Ohio Historical Society, Library and Manuscript division (records are accessible by appointment only; there is no finding aid)

Documentation Dates: 1984 (completed)

Parameters: statewide, mainly pre-1950 quilts, contemporary art quilts were not included

Total Quilts: 7,000 (est.)

Total Documentation Days (Number of documentation days held): 51

Publication information (if any):

  • Albacate, M.J., Sharon D'Atri and Jane Reeves. Ohio Quilts: A Living Tradition. Canton Art Institute, Canton: Ohio, 1981.
  • Clark, Ricky. Quilts of the Ohio Western Reserve. Ohio University Press, Columbus: Ohio, 2005.
  • Clark, Ricky, George W. Knepper, and Ellice Ronsheim. Quilts in Community: Ohio's Traditions. Rutledge Hill, Nashville: Tennessee, 1991.
  • Gunn, Virginia, et at. Treasures from Trunks: Early Quilts from Wayne and Holmes Counties. The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster: Ohio, 1987.
  • Muhlberger, Esther Veach. The History of the Bicentennial Quilt Project of the Ohio Valley Quilters' Guild. The Guild, Cincinnati: Ohio, 1989.
  • Rake, Valerie Sanders. 'In the Old Days, They Used Scraps': Gender, Leisure, Commodification, and the Mythology of Quiltmaking, Wayne County, Ohio, 1915-1995. Dissertation; Ohio State University, Columbus: Ohio, 2000. 369 pages.
  • Pritchard, Gayle A. Uncommon Threads: Ohio's Art Quilt Revolution (Ohio Quilt Series). Ohio University Press, Columbus: Ohio, 2006.

Database: Is the documentation project a part of the Quilt Index or are records digitized in some database? Please describe. Records are not digitized in any form.


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