Communities of Quilters: Pattern Collecting, 1900-1959


From Uncoverings 2006, Volume 27 of the Research Papers of the American Quilt Study Group


By: Woodard, Loretta G. H.

Loretta G. H. Woodard holds a BS in Fashion Design and an MA in East Asian History from the University of Hawai'i. She has served on the Board of Direc­tors of the Hawaiian Quilt Research Project since 1990 and, as Project Director, is the primary researcher and writer. A museum consultant, she has been the guest curator for the past six annual Hawaiian quilt exhibits at Mission Houses Museum in Honolulu. She authored the chapter "Quilts" in Finding Paradise: Island Art in Private Collections (2002). She co-authored Hawaiian Quilts: Tra­dition and Transition (2003) and The Queen's Quilt (2004). Her research paper "Hawaiian Outline-Embroidered Quilts" appeared in Uncoverings 1997. She also is a frequent contributor to Blanket Statements, the quarterly newsletter of the American Quilt Study Group.