Missouri Heritage Quilt Projects

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

Quilts of Missouri
Quilts of Missouri Project, Coordinator: Mindy Smith
Documentation Dates: 2011 (ongoing)
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Total Quilts: ?
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Missouri Heritage Quilt Project
Records housed: Missouri State Historical Society
Documentation Dates: 1983 (completed)
Parameters: statewide, cut-off date of 1900
Total Quilts: 800 (est.)
Number of documentation days held: 19

Cass County Quilt Project
Records housed: Cass County Historical Society
Documentation Dates: 2010 (ongoing)
Parameters: ?
Total Quilts: 90+
Number of documentation days held: ?

Lincoln County Quilt Registration Project
Records housed: Lincoln County Historical Society
Documentation Dates: 2023
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Total Quilts: ?
Number of documentation days held: ?

Olstead, Nan, et al. Ozark Quilts, 1830-1930: A Celebration of Our Past. Springfield, MO: Museum of Ozarks History, 1987.

Dick, Jenifer, Carol Bohl, and Janice Britz. Stories in Stitches: Quilts from the Cass County Quilt Documentation Project. Kansas City Star Books, 2012.


Having, Bettina. Missouri Heritage Quilts. American Quilters Society, 1986


Woods, Marianne. Stitches in Time, A Legacy of Ozark Quilts. Rogers Historical Museum, 1986

Quilt History Bibliography

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