The Quilt History list was created to provide a forum for people around the world who are interested in antique quilts and related textiles to discuss the historical aspects of quilting. We discuss all aspects of antique quilts - fabrics, design, color, etc. - as well as the stories behind them.  We also share our experiences with the more practical aspect of antique quilts - finding, washing, researching, restoring and even reproducing.

Some buying, selling and swapping is allowed, but our primary focus is on learning from each other by exchanging stories, research, tips and techniques.  We are a very open and sharing group composed of scholars, writers, teachers, collectors, quilt appraisers, restorers, librarians, museum curators, and other professionals. We report findings, review books and articles, and share information about exhibitions, collections, publications, and conferences. General as well as such specific topics as quilt documentation projects, textile history, oral history projects, and quilter biographies are welcomed. The list open to everyone with an interest in the documentation and study of quilts, quilters, and quilting history.  To join the list, click here.


", home of the oldest and most respected vintage textile discussion group on the Internet."

Country Houses, Spring 2002