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Adams County Quilt Project
Documentation Dates: Five days held during the week of April 10-15, 1989; one additional day in May, 1991.
Total Quilts: 692 quilts and related objects
Number of documentation days held: 6
Berks County Quilt Harvest
Documentation Dates: ?
Parameters: county-wide, cut-off date of 1940
Total Quilts: 1,408
Number of documentation days held: 9
Chester County Quilt Project
Records held: Chester County Historical Society
Documentation Dates: 9 public quilt documentation events held in 2002 and 2003 at locations throughout Chester County, PA; 5 additional documentation days at the Society's West Chester, PA quarters between 2003 and the spring of 2007.
Parameters: county-wide; other quilts also accepted to be documented from outside the county
Total Quilts: ?
Number of documentation days held: 14 by 2007
Cumberland County Quilt Project
Delaware County Historical Association
Goschenhoppen Quilt Round-Up
Records held: Goschenhoppen Folklife Museum and Library
Documentation Dates: 1989 (completed)
Parameters: regional, cut-off date of 1950
Total Quilts: 1,553
Number of documentation days held: 18
Lancaster County Quilt Harvest
Letort Quilters Documentation Project
Monroe County Quilt Project
Oral Traditions Project (Union County)
Records held: Union County Historical Society, Lewisburg, PA
Documentation Dates: 1973 (completed)
Parameters: 15 counties, cut-off date of 1940
Total Quilts: 3,500 (est.)
Number of documentation days held: 20
Schuylkill County Quilt Heritage Project
Western Pennsylvania Quilt Documentation Project (Beaver County)
York County Documentation Project
Adams County Quilt Project Committee. The Hands That Made Them…Quilts of Adams County Pennsylvania. Camp Hill, PA: Plank’s Suburban Press, 1993.
Blum, Dilys and Jack L. Lindsay, Jack L., ed. “Nineteenth-Century Applique Quilts,” The Bulletin of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fall 1989.
Cawley, Lucinda Reddington; Ezbiansky, Lorraines DeAngelis; and Nordberg, Denise Rocheleau. Saved for the People of Pennsylvania, Quilts from the State Museum of Pennsylvania. 1997.
Chambersburg Quilt Guild, Inc. Quilt Treasures of Yesteryear. Chambersburg, PA: Chambersburg Quilt Guild, 2009.
Christ, Arlan and Christ, Pat. Pennsylvania Quilt Treasures: The Art of the Needle, The Christ Collection. PA: Pat and Arlan Christ, 2009. Exhibit catalog.
Good, Phyllis Pellman Good. Quilts from Two Valleys. Good Books, Lancaster, PA. 1999. Knight, Joan. Virginia Quilt Museum. Charlottesville, VA: Howell Press, 2002.
Graeff, Marie Knorr. Pennsylvania German Quilts. Kutztown, PA: Kutztown Publishing Company, 1946.
Herman, Bernard L.; Gedge, Karin E.; Keller, Patricia J.; Hood, Adrienne D.; and Heefner, Dawn. Layers: Unfolding the Stories of Chester County Quilts. West Chester, PA: Chester County Historical Society, 2009.
Herr, Patricia. Amish Quilts of Lancaster County. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2004.
Herr, Patricia. Quilting Traditions: Pieces from the Past. Lancaster County Documentation; Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2000.
Ice, Joyce. Quilted Together: Women, Quilts, & Communities. 1989. Delhi, NY: Delaware Historical Association, 1989. Exhibit catalog.
Irwin, John Rice. A People and their Quilts. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1984.
Keller, Elizabeth and Schuykill County Quilters Guild. Quilted Memories of Schuykill County. Kutztown, PA: Kutztown Pub. Co., 1999.
Keller, Patricia. Of the Best Sort but Plain, Quaker Quilts from the Delaware Valley, 1760-1890. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum, 1996. Exhibit catalogue, January 18-March 16, 1997.
Lasansky, Jeannette, ed. In the Heart of Pennsylvania: 19th & 20th Century Quiltmaking Traditions. Lewisburg, PA: Oral Traditions Project, 1985.
Lasansky, Jeannette, ed. On the Cutting Edge. Symposium Papers: Oral Traditions Project, 1994.
Lasansky, Jeannette, ed. Pieced by Mother: Over 100 Years of Quiltmaking Traditions. Symposium Papers. Lewisburg, PA: Oral Traditions Project, 1987.
Lasansky, Jeanette; Gunn, Virginia, et al. Bits and Pieces, Textile Traditions. Oral traditions report, Union County Historical Society, 1991.
Letort Quilters Documentation Project. Quilts of Cumberland County 1700s-1970. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2015.
Lindsey, Ellen. “Patchwork,” Godey’s Ladies Book. February 1857.
McCauley, Daniel and McCauley, Kathryn. Decorative Arts of the Amish of Lancaster County. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1988.
Miller, Stephens and Herr, Patricia. The Quilts of Landis Valley, Lancaster County, PA: Landis Valley Associates, 2002. Exhibit catalog.
Pellman, Rachel and Pellman, Kenneth. A Treasury of Mennonite Quilts. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1992.
Pellman, Rachel and Pellman, Kenneth. The World of Amish Quilts. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1984.
Pellman, Rachel and Ranck, Joanne. Quilts Among the Plain People: People’s Place Booklet No. 4. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1981.
Powell, G. Julie. The Fabric of Persuasion: Two Hundred Years of Political Quilts. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum, 2000.
Roan, Nancy and Roan, Donald. Lest I Shall Be Forgotten: Anecdotes and Traditions of Quilts. Green Lane, PA: Goschenhoppen Historians, 1993.
Schorsch, Anita. Plain and Fancy: Country Quilts of the Pennsylvania-Germans. New York: Sterling Publishing, 1992.
Silber, Julie. Amish Quilts of Lancaster County. San Francisco: Esprit De Corp., 1990. Exhibit catalog.
Tomlonson, Judy Schroeder. Mennonite Quilts and Pieces. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1985.
Woods, Marianne Berger, ed. Jonathan. Threads of Tradition Northwest Pennsylvania Quilts. Meadville, PA: Crawford County Historical Society, 1997.
York County Quilt Documentation Project and The York County Heritage Trust. Quilts the Fabric of Friendship. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2000.