Mississippi Heritage Quilt Search

Thousands of images, stories and information about quilts and their makers have been saved by hundreds of public and private collections around the world, representing the work of thousands of community-based and independent scholars, digital humanists, and professionals in libraries, archives, and museums. The Quilt Index has made efforts to keep track of the projects and welcomes records from research and documentation projects, regardless of scope or size. No Mississippi projects have yet joined the Quilt Index. We have collected the following information about their efforts. 

If you have any corrections, updates, or want to join the Quilt Index, contact Beth Donaldson,

Quilts made in Mississippi have been documented by other projects. To see the quilts made in Mississippi that are currently in the Quilt Index, click here.

Mississippi Heritage Quilt Search
Records housed: Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Documentation Dates: 1995 to 1997
Parameters: regional
Total Quilts: 1,769
Number of documentation days held: 19

Lohrenz, Mary. "Narcissa Black's Diary," The Southern Quarterly, University of Southern MS, Fall 1988.

Briggs, Brianna, ed. Quiltfolk. Issue 26 - Mississippi. Eugene, Oregon, 2023.


Crosby, David. Quilts and Quilting in Claiborne County: Tradition and Change in a Rural Southern Community. MS: Mississippi Cultural Crossroads, 1999.


Johnson, Mary Elizabeth Johnson. Martha Skelton, Master Quilter of Mississippi. Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi Press, 2008.


Johnson, Mary Elizabeth and the Mississippi Quilt Association. Mississippi Quilts. Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi Press, 2001.


Johnson, Mary Elizabeth and Vickers, Carol. Threading the Generations: A Mississippi Family’s Quilt Legacy. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2005.


Lohrenz, Mary. Mississippi Homespun: 19th Century Textiles and the Women Who Made Them. MS Dept. of Archives and History, 1989.

Quilt History Bibliography

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