Montana Historic Quilt Project

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

Montana Historic Quilt Project
Records housed: Montana Historical Society Archives
Documentation Dates: 1987 (in process)
Parameters: state and regional, no cut-off date for quilts
Total Quilts: region 5: 315; region 7:175
Number of documentation days held: region 5: 13; region 7: no information

Guilmartin, Lore Ann. Textiles from the Steamboat Bertrand: Clothing and Gender on the Montana Mining Frontier. Dissertation in support of the PhD, Texas A&M University, 2002. Advisor: Shlvia Grider. 275 pages.
Hurley, Mary, and Marian S. Sweeney. Celebrating 100 Years: the Montana Centennial Quilt, 1889-1989. Stevensville: Montana, 1988.

Hanshew, Annie. Border to Border: Quilts and Quiltmakers of Montana. Montana Historical Society, Helena: Montana, 2009.


Parker, Linda. Montana Star Quilts. Montana Quilts, Inc, Helena: Montana, 1997.

Quilt History Bibliography

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