America's Quilting History

Quilting From Colonial Times Through the 20th Century

Come with me on this journey as we explore the history of quilts and the lives of the women who made them.

~Judy Anne
woman quilting


Travel from Colonial times through the Civil War and the
Victorian era up to the 20th century quiltmaking revival.

Including the styles that you expect like Baltimore Album
and Crazy Quilts and others that will surprise you.

Native American, Black American, Mexican American
Hawaiian, Hmong & Amish quiltmaking history.

Themes and methods through time including Bible,
temperance, feedsack and kit quilts.

Discover how researchers have separated fact from myth.
The truth can be more interesting than fiction.

Links to resources and a search of selected sites.

The history behind names of patterns for quilting as well as doll and baby quilt patterns from the past.

Find more Breneman and other quilt sites here.