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Alabama Quilt Documentation Projects
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Quilts made in Alabama have been documented by other projects. To see the quilts made in Alabama that are currently in the Quilt Index, click here.
Alabama Decorative Arts Survey
Documentation Dates: 1985-?
Alabama Quilt Documentation Project
Documentation Dates: 1987-?
Records Housed At: Birmingham Museum of Art.
Number of documentation days held: 18
Parameters: statewide, cut-off date of 1945
Total Quilts: 3,000 (est.)
Alabama Quilt Book Project
Documentation Dates: 2003-2010
Number of documentation days held: 19
Records Housed At: Alabama Department of Archives and History?
Parameters: statewide, cut-off date of 1950
Total Quilts: 1470
Books: Huff, Mary Elizabeth Johnson and Carole Ann King. Alabama Quilts: Wilderness through World War II, 1682-1950.University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, 2020.
Adams, Bryding. "Made in Alabama: A State Legacy". Covering Alabama: 19th Century Quilts and Needlework. Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham: Alabama, 1995, pg. 99-133.
Andrews, Gail C. and Janet Strain MacDonald. Black Belt to Hill Country: Alabama Quilts From the Helen and Robert Cargo Collection; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham: Alabama, 1982.
Beardsley, John, et al. Quilts of Gee's Bend; Tinwood, Atlanta: Georgia, 2002.
Beardsley, John, et al. Gee's Bend: The Women and Their Quilts; Tinwood, Atlanta: Georgia, 2002.
Callahan, Nancy. Freedom Quilting Bee; University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa: Alabama, 1987.
Cargo, Robert T. “Long Remembered: An Alabama Pioneer and Her Quilts,” The Quilt Digest, Volume 3 (The Quilt Digest Press, 1986): 60-69.
Huff, Mary Elizabeth Johnson. “Star Quilts of Nineteenth Century Alabama,” Alabama Heritage, Issue 30, Fall 1993
Huff, Mary Elizabeth Johnson and Carole Ann King. Alabama Quilts: Wilderness through World War II, 1682-1950.University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, 2020.
Rubin, Susan Goldman. The Quilts of Gee's Bend. Abrams, Inc. 2023.