The Development of Geometric Pictorial Patchwork, 1800-1950


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


By: Fitzgerald, Mary Reecy

Mary Reecy Fitzgerald earned B.S. and M.E. degrees (Home Economics and Education) from South Dakota State University, and an M.A. in Textile History/Quilt Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She taught for seventeen years for the Bureau of Indian Affairs before moving into Administration positions. She is a past president of the Dell Rapids Historical Society. Mary co­curated the exhibition, Quilts of the Homestead Era, at the Homestead National Monument through the International Quilt Study Center and assembled a traveling trunk show for schools, Fabrics of War, through the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum. Her research centers on South Dakota quilts from the pre-territory era through 1970.