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