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

North Dakota Quilt Project
Contact: Quilter's Guild of North Dakota
Records housed: State Historical Society, Bismarck
Documentation Dates: 1986-1989
Parameters: statewide, cut-off date of 1960
Total Quilts: 3521
Number of documentation days held: 35

Baird, Kim R.L. A Century of Quilts: An Exhibit of North Dakota Quilts in Honor of One Hundred Years of Statehood, 1889-1989. The Quilters Guild of North Dakota, Fargo: North Dakota, 1989.
Martin, Christopher (ed). Native Needlework: Contemporary Indian Textiles from North Dakota. North Dakota Council on the Arts, Fargo: North Dakota, 1988.

Hans, Birgit. "The Star Quilt of the Nothern Plains: A Symbol of American Indian Identity," North Dakota History, Volume 77, Numbers 3 &4, 2012.


Pulford, Florence. Morning Star Quilts: A Presentation of the Work and Lives of Northern Plains Indian Women. Leone Publications, Los Altos: California, 1989.

Quilt History Bibliography

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