From Uncoverings 2014, Volume 35 of the Research Papers of the American Quilt Study Group


By: Bassett, Lynne Zacek

Lynne Zacek Bassett is an independent scholar specializing in historic costume and textiles. From 1995-2000 she was the curator of textiles and fine arts at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, where she was responsible for the exhibition and book, Northern Comfort: New England's Early Quilts, 1780-1850. Lynne was the editor and primary author of Massachusetts Quilts: Our Common Wealth (2009), and co-author with Madelyn Shaw of the award-winning Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War, published by the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts (2012). She holds a BA in American studies from Mount Holyoke College and an MA in costume and textile history from the University of Connecticut.