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In the state of Pennsylvania, documentation projects have been held on a county-by-county basis. An initial list of Pennsylvania county projects is listed here. If you have further information, please add to this wiki or send your contribution directly to the Quilt Index. Thanks!

1. Adams County Quilt Project

2. Berks County Quilt Harvest

3. Center County

4. Chester County Quilt Documentation Project.

5. Clinton County

6. Columbia County

7. Crawford County

8. Cumberland County

9. Dauphin County

10. Franklin County

11. Huntington County

12. Juniata County

13. Lancaster County Quilt Harvest

14. Lycoming County

15. Mifflin County

16. Montgomery County-Goschenhoppen Quilt Round Up

17. Montour County

18. Northumberland County

19. Perry County

20. Schuylkill County

21. Sullivan County

22. Oral Traditions Project of the Union County Historical Society (15 counties)

23. Western Pennsylvania Quilt Documentation Project

24. York County

Publication information (if any):

  • Angelo, Sharon P.; Blevins, Carol C.; Garrett, Barbara A.; Hamme, Joan U.; Heefner, Dawn; and Stetler, Polly. Quilts: The Fabric of Friendship. Atglen, Penna.: Schiffer Publishing, 2000.
  • Bennett, Ellie; Bittle, Frances; Leas, Doris; Seifert, June; Shetter, Marian; Small, Carol; Spicer, Barbara. The Hands That Made Them: Quilts of Adams County, Pennsylvania. Camp Hill, Penna.: Plank’s Suburban Press, 1993.
  • Blum, Dilys and Lindsay, Jack L. eds. Nineteenth-Century Applique Quilts. PMA, 1989.
  • Cawley, Lucinda Reddington; Ezbiansky, Lorraine DeAngelis; Nordberg, Denise Rocheleau. Saved for the People of Pennsylvania: Quilts from the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1997.
  • Chambersburg Quit Guild, Inc. Quilt Treasures of Yesteryear. Chambursburg Quilt Guild, Inc. Chambersburg, PA, 2009. (Franklin County)
  • duPont, Polly Allison; Roan, Nancy; Johnson, Beverly J; Macher, Richard S.; and  Machmer, Rosemarie B. “Design and Color: Quilted in Berks.” Historical Review of Berks County, 58, no. 1 (Winter 1992–1993):13–37.
  • Herman, Bernard L.; Gedge, Karin E.; Keller, Patricia T.; Hood, Adrienne D.; and Heefner, Dawn. Layers: Unfolding the Stories of Chester County Quilts. Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, PA, 2009.
  • Herr, Patricia T. Amish Quilts of Lancaster County. Schiffer Publishing, Atlgen, PA, 2004.
  • Herr, Patricia T. Quilting Traditions: Pieces from the Past. Atglen, Penna. Schiffer Publishing, 2000. 
  • Irwin, John Rice. A People and their Quilts. Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 1984.
  • Keller, Elizabeth. Quilted Memories of Schuylkill County. Kutztown: Schuylkill County Quilt Heritage Project/Kutztown Publishing Company, 1999.
  • Keller, Patricia J. "Of the Best Sort but Plain": Quaker Quilts from the Delaware Valley, 1760-1890. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum, 1996. Catalogue of an exhibition held January 18-March 16, 1997.
  • Lasansky, Jeannette, ed., Bits and Pieces: Textile Traditions. Lewisburg, Penna.: Oral Traditions Project of the Union County Historical Society, 1991.
  • Lasansky, Jeannette. In the Heart of Pennsylvania: 19th and 20th Century Quiltmaking Traditions. Lewisburg, Penna.: Oral Traditions Project of the Union County Historical Society, 1985.
  • Lasansky, Jeannette, ed. In the Heart of Pennsylvania: Symposium Papers. Lewisburg, Penna.: Oral Traditions Project of the Union County Historical Society, 1986.
  • Lasansky, Jeannette, ed. On the Cutting Edge: Textile Collectors, Collections, and Traditions. Lewisburg, Penna.: Oral Traditions Project of the Union County Historical Society, 1994. 
  • Lasansky, Jeannette. Pieced by Mother: Over 100 Years of Quiltmaking Traditions. Lewisburg, Penna.: Oral Traditions Project of the Union County Historical Society, 1988.
  • Lasansky, Jeannette, ed., Pieced By Mother: Symposium Papers. Lewisburg, Penna.: Oral Traditions Project of the Union County Historical Society, 1988.
  • McCauley, Daniel and Kathryn. Decorative Arts of the Amish of Lancaster County. Good Books, Intercourse PA, 1988.
  • Miller, Steven and Herr, Patricia T. The Quilts of Landis Valley. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 2002.
  • Pellman, Rachel T. A Treasury of Mennonite Quilts. Intercourse, Penna.: Good Books, 1992.
  • Roan, Nancy and Donald. Lest I Shall Be Forgotten: Anecdotes and Traditions of Quilts. Green Lane: Goschenhoppen Historians, 1993.
  • Roan, Nancy and Gehret, Ellen J. Just a Quilt / Juscht en Deppich: A Folk Cultural Study and Source Book of Quilting Practices in and around the Goschenhoppen Region, 1840–1940. Souderton, Penna.: Indian Valley Printing, 1984.
  • Schorsch, Anita. Plain & Fancy: County Quilts of the Pennsylvania Germans. New York: Sterling Publishing Co., 1992.
  • Tomlinson, Judy. Mennonite Quilts and Pieces. Good Books, Intercourse, PA, 1985.
  • Woods, Marianne Berger, ed. Threads of Tradition: Northwest Pennsylvania Quilts. Meadville, Penna.: Crawford County Historical Society, 1997.
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