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Quilts in Kentucky: Home

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

--from the quilt "Flying Home" by Kentucky quilter Laura Schneider, Richmond, KY. 

Welcome to Quilts in Kentucky Research Guide which provides a wealth of resources on the art, design, culture, and history of quilts and quilt making in the Bluegrass State.  You will also find general resources on the art of quilt making and the quilters. Kentucky has a very rich heritage of quilters, quilts and quilting. Delve into what began as a necessary craft and grew into art and an industry.

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.

8-Point Star
71 " x 86"
(1930 / 1950)

Assembled and quilted circa 1950.
Made by the Ursiline Nuns of Louisville.

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

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