Colorado Quilting Council Historical Documentation

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

Records housed: The Colorado Quilting Council, Inc.
Documentation Dates: begun 1985 (still in process as of 2012)
Parameters: statewide
Total Quilts: 15,000+
Number of documentation days held: ??

Dunham, Lydia Roberts. “Denver Art Museum Quilt Collection,” Denver Art Museum Quarterly, Winter 1963.

Briggs, Brianna, ed. Quiltfolk. Issue 28 - Colorado. Eugene, Oregon, 2023.


Dallas, Sandra, and Nanette Simonds. The Quilt That Walked to Golden: Women and Quilts in the Mountain West from the Overland Trail to Contemporary Colorado; Breckling Press, Elmhurst, Illinois, 2004.


DeGraw, Imelda Gatton. American Patchwork Quilt: The Denver Art Museum. Tokyo: Kokusai Art, 1986. Exhibit catalog.


DeGraw, Imelda. Colorado Quilt. Kokusai Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1992.


Finley, Janet. Quilts in Everyday Life, 1855-1955: A 100 Year Photographic History. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2012.
See Finley's Special Collection page.


Schmidt, Mary Ann. Colorado Quilts from Mountains to Plains. Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 2014.

Quilt History Bibliography

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