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

Nevada State Heritage Quilt Project
Records Housed: Nevada Historical Society - Reno
Documentation Dates: 1987 (in process)
Parameters: statewide, no cut-off date
Total Quilts: 3,000 (est.)
Number of documentation days held: 19

Nevada Quilt Registry Project
Contact: Truckee Meadow Quilters

Hall-Patton, Colleen. Quilters Between the Revivals: The Cultural Context of Quilting, 1945-1970. A dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD, University of Nevada, 2004. Advisor: Barbara Brents. 348 pages.
Feazell, Shelly. Nevada Quilts: A Material History Perspective. A thesis at University of Nevada, Reno, 1995.

Briggs, Brianna, ed. Quiltfolk. Issue 15 - Nevada. Eugene, Oregon, 2020.


Hall-Patton, Colleen. "Quilting in Nevada, 1940-1970. The Nevada Heritage Quilt Project," Nevada Historical Society Quarterly (49:4), 2006.

Quilt History Bibliography

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