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From Uncoverings 2008, Volume 29 of the Research Papers of the American Quilt Study Group


By: Horton, Laurel

Laurel Horton is an independent quilt researcher. A native of Kentucky, she holds a BA in English and an MS in Library Science from the University of Kentucky, and an MA in Folklore from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her 1979 thesis "Economic Influences on German and Scotch-Irish Quilts in Antebellum Rowan County, North Carolina," was one of the earli­est studies of regional variations in American quiltmaking tradi­tions. Horton authored the award-winning book, Mary Black's Family Quilts: Memory and Meaning in Everyday Life. A member of AQSG since 1982, she edited Uncoverings from 1987 through 1993.