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This guide focuses on quilt and quiltmaking resources available at UK Libraries and within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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Quilts in Kentucky

Welcome to Quilts in Kentucky Research Guide which provides a wealth of resources on the art, design, culture, and history of quilts and quiltmaking in the Bluegrass State.  You will also find general resources on the art of quiltmaking and the quilters.

Quilts Matter! They tell stories and illuminate our history. They link generations and foster community. They are one of the most universally recognized American art forms.  Today 27 million Americans are involved in quiltmaking. Quilts matter! -- from the  Alliance for American Quilts.

Broken Star Quilt

Broken Star
(circa 1910)

64" x 72"

Purple/yellow - made by a Mrs. Edwards from Edmondson County, Kentucky.
An example of a multigenerational quilt, stars pieced by one
person, top assembled and quilted by a later generation.

From the Wade Hall Quilt Collection at the University of Kentucky William T. Young Library

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