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The American Quilt : A History of Cloth and Comfort 1750-1950
By Roderick Kiracofe and Mary Elizabeth Johnson. Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., NY, NY: 1993.

American Pieced Quilts
By Jonathan Holstein. New York: Viking, 1972.

Art & Inspirations
By Yvonne Porcella. : Concord, CA: C & T Publishers, 1998.

A Communion of the Spirits: African-American Quilters, Preservers, and Their Stories
By Roland L. Freeman. Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press, 1996.

For Purpose and Pleasure: Quilting Together in Nineteenth-Century America
By Sandi Fox. Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press, 1995.

Hearts and Hands : Women, Quilts, and American Society
By Elaine Hedges, Pat Ferrero and Julie Silber. Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press, 1996.

Hearts and Hands: The Influence of Women & Quilts on American Society
By Pat Ferrero, Elaine Hedges and Julie Silber. Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press, 1987.

Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad
By Jacqueline L. Tobin, Raymond G. Dobard and Cuestra Ray Benberry. New York: Bantum Doubleday Dell Publishers, 1999.

Old Patchwork Quilts and the Women Who Made Them
By Ruth Finley. Charlottesville, VA: Howell Press, 1992

Perfect Patchwork Primer
By Beth Gutcheon. New York: Viking Penguin, 1973.

The Smithsonian Institution:
“Always There: The African American Presence in Quilts”

An excellent list of books related to African American quilts

Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary African American Quilts
By Carolyn Mazloomi. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1998.

Quilt National 2005: The Best in Contemporary Quilts
Publisher: Lark Books

Quiltmaking and Quiltmakers
By Marilyn Lithgow. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1974.

Books written by our featured quilters

Curves in Motion: Quilt Designs & Techniques
By Judy B. Dales. Lafayette, CA: C& T Publishing, 1999.

Fun, Fast Fusies
By Frieda L. Anderson. Paducah, KY: American Quilter's Society, 2005.

Fusing Fun!: Fast Fearless Art Quilts
By Laura Wasilowski. Concord, CA: C&T Publishing, 2005.

Kaleidoscopes & Quilts
By Paula Nadelstern. Lafayette, CA: C& T Publishing, 1996.

Talking to Faith Ringgold
By Faith Ringgold, Linda Freeman, & Nancy Roucher. New York: Crown Publishers, 1996.

Quilts: Their Story & How to Make Them
By Marie D. Webster. Santa Barbara, CA: Practical Patchwork.

Ghost Layers & Color Washes: Three Steps to Spectacular Quilts
By Katie Pasquini Masopust. Lafayette, CA: C & T Publishing, 2001.

The Best of Baltimore Beauties
By Eleanor Sienkiewicz. Lafayette, CA: C & T Publishing, 1991.

Michael James: Art & Inspirations
By Michael James. Lafayette, CA: C & T Publishing, 1998.

Soft-Edge Piecing: Add the Elegance of Appliqué to Traditional-Style Patchwork Design
By Jinny Beyer. Lafayette, CA: C & T Publishing, 1995.

The Quilted Garden
By Jane Sassaman. Lafayette, CA: C & T Publishing, 2000.

Kansas Quilts & Quilters
By Barbara Brackman et al. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1993.

Stitching a Revolution: The Making of An Activist
By Cleve Jones. San Francisco: Harper, 2000.

Nancy Crow: Work in Transition
By Nancy Crow & Penny McMorris. Paducah, KY: American Quilters Society, 1992.

Threadplay With Libby Lehman: Mastering Machine Embroidery Techniques
Libby Lehman et al. Woodinville, WA: Martingale & Co., 1997.

Books related to our interactive quiz

A Bouquet of Flowers: Sweet Thoughts, Recipes, and Gifts from the Garden, with The Language of Flowers
By Barbara Milo Ohrbach. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1990.

Clues in the Calico
By Barbara Brackman. McLean, VA: EPM Publications, 1989.

The Complete Book of Seminole Patchwork
By Beverly Rush with Lassie Wittman. New York: Dover Publications, 1982.

Creating Pa nDau Appliqué
By Carla J. Hassel. Lombard, IL: Wallace-Homestead Book Company, 1984.

Dating Fabrics: A Color Guide 1800 - 1960
By Eileen Jahnke Trestain. Paducah, KY: American Quilter’s Society, 1998.

Hearts and Hands
By Pat Ferroro, Elaine Hedges and Julie Silber. San Francisco: Quilt Digest Press, 1987.

The History of the Patchwork Quilt
By Schnuppe von Gwinner. West Chester, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1988.

Patches of Time
By Linda Halpin. Columbia Cross Roads, PA: RCW Publishing, 1991.

Quilts in America
By Patsy and Myron Orlofsky. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1974.

The Scrapbook
By Jinny Beyer. McLean, VA: EPM Publications, 1985.

Twentieth Century Quilts
By Thomas K. Woodard and Blanche Greenstein. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1988.