From Uncoverings 2009, Volume 30 of the Research Papers of the American Quilt Study Group


By: Horton, Laurel

Laurel Horton is an independent quilt researcher, author, and editor. A native of Kentucky, she holds a B.A. in English and an M.S. in Library Science from the University of Kentucky and an M.A. 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. She 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, and resumed editorship with the 2008 volume.