America's Quilting History

Contributions to Quilting by Ethnic Groups


Native American Hmong Hawaiian African American Amish

European women may have brought quilting to America but many other ethnic groups have added their own traditions to quilt making. As you read these articles you will realize that quilting has become a truly multicultural endeavor.


striking functional artistry by Amish women


the role of Black Americans in the history of quilting


America's first people from coast to coast


from kapa moe to unique quilts


fine Spanish needlework and the bright colors of Mexico


including flower cloth and story cloth