Kentucky Quilt Project records, 1980-1997

Descriptive Summary

Title
Kentucky Quilt Project records, 1980-1997
Creator
Kentucky Quilt Project
Extent
39 linear ft.
Subjects
Art and Architecture
Kentucky/Appalachian History
Popular Culture
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
The Kentucky Quilt Project was one of the first organizations stimulating the collection of information about and promoting interest in the craft of quilting on a local, national, and international basis. The organization originated the concept of "Quilt Days" which were designed and held with the goal of finding fine and unique examples of antique quilts as well as quilts with intact provenance, including known makers and histories. These papers contain approximately one thousand Kentucky quilt images with written documentation including transparencies, slides, snapshots, and Polaraoid prints. In addition, the collection contains comprehensive project records, correspondence, printed material, minutes, photographs, and video tapes. The Kentucky Quilt Project was proposed in 1980 by Bruce Mann and cofounded in 1981 by Eleanor Bingham Miller, Eunice Sears, Dorothy West, and Shelly Zegart.