Quaker Quilts

Brackman, Barbara.  "Deborah Simmons Coates: Remembering the Underground Railroad."  McCalls Quilting, The Art of Vintage Quilts (December 2007): 34-37.

Chenoweth, Lynda Salter.  Philena's Friendship Quilt: A Quaker Farewell to Ohio. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2009.

Chenoweth, Lynda Salter and Mary Holton Robare.  "A Memento of Our Old Matron: The House of Industry Signature Quilt."  In Blanket Statements, Quarterly News Publication of the American Quilt Study Group, Issue 115, Spring 2014.

Clark, Ricky. "Making the Case for the Abolitionist Quilt." Piecework (July/August 1995): 66-70.

Herr, Patricia T.  "All in Modesty and Plainess."  In The Quilt Digest. San Francisco, The Quilt Digest Press, 1985.

____________  "Quaker Quilts and Their Makers." In Pieced by Mother: Symposium Papers, edited by Jeannette Lasansky, 13-22.  Lewisburg, PA: Oral Traditions Project of the Union County Historical Society, 1988.

Hunt, Katherine A.  "From the Collection: The Emlen-Williams Quilt."  Winterthur Portfolio 41, no. 1 (Spring 2007).

Keller, Patricia J.  "Of the Best Sort but Plain": Quaker Quilts from the Delaware Valley, 1760-1890.  Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum, 1996.

____________  "Quaker Quilts from the Delaware River Valley, 1760-1890."  In The Magazine Antiques (August 1999): 184-193.

Nicoll, Jessica F.  Quilted for Friends: Delaware Valley Signature Quilts, 1840-1855.  Winterthur, DE: Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1986.

_____________  "Signature Quilts and the Quaker Community, 1840-1860."  In Uncoverings 1986, edited by Sally Garroutte.  Volume 7 of the Research Papers of the American Quilt Study Group.

Robare, Mary Holton.  "The Apple Pie Ridge Star."  In Blanket Statements, 88, edited by Gaye Ingram.  Lincoln, NE: American Quilt Study Group, 2007.

_____________  "As Truth May Direct:  The Quaker Valley Quilt."  In Blanket Statements, 91, edited by Gaye Ingram.  Lincoln, NE: American Quilt Study Group, 2008.

_____________  "Cheerful and Loving Persistence: Two Historical Quaker Quilts."  In Uncoverings 2007, edited by Joanna E. Evans.  Volume 28 of the Research Papers of the American Quilt Study Group.

______________  "Quaker Networks Revealed In Quilts."  In Proceedings of the Textile History Forum.  Cherry Valley, NY: Textile History Forum, 2007.

_____________  Quaker Quilts: Snapshots from an Exhibition, Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, June 13-15, 2014.  Winchester, VA: Hillside Studios, 2014.

______________  Quilts and Quaker Heritage: Selections from an Exhibition, Virginia Quilt Museum, May 3-September 22, 2008.  Winchester, VA: Hillside Studios, 2008.

Virginia Consortium of Quilters.  Quilts of Virginia: The Birth of America Through the Eye of a Needle.  Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2006.

Signature Quilts (general)

Brackman, Barbara.  Encyclopedia of Applique. McLean, VA: EPM, 1993.

___________  Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns.  Paducah, KY: American Quilter's Society, 1993.

___________  "Signature Quilts, Nineteenth Century Trends." In Quiltmaking in America: Beyond  the  Myths, edited by Laurel Horton, 20-29. Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press, 1994.

Carvalho, David.  Forty Centuries of Ink.  Charleston, SC: BiblioBazaar, 2006.

Clark, Ricky.  "Mid-19th Century Album and Friendship Quilts, 1860-1920." In Pieced by Mother: Symposium Papers, edited by Jeannette Lasansky, 76-85.  Lewisburg, PA: Oral Traditions Project of the Union County Historical Society, 1988.

Colby, Averil.  Quilting.  New York:charles Scribner's Sons, 1971.

Cory, Pepper and Susan McKelvey.  The Signature Quilt.  Saddle Brook, NJ: Quilt House Publishing, 1995.

Ducey, Carolyn and Jonathan Gregory.  What's in a Name?  Lincoln, NE: International Quilt Study Center & Museum,  2012.

Kolter, Jane Bentley.  Forget Me Not: A Gallery of Friendship and Album Quilts. New York, Sterling, 1990.

Lipsett, Linda Otto.  Pieced from Ellen's Quilt: Ellen Spaulding Reed's Letters and Story.  Dayton, OH: Halstead and Meadows, 1991.

___________   Remember Me: Women and Their Friendship Quilts.  Lincolnwood, IL: Quilt Digrest Press, 1985.

McNeil, W. K.  "From Advice to Laments: New York Autograph Album Verse, 1820-1850." New York Folklore Quarterly 25, no. 3 (September 1969): 175-94.

Reich, Sue.  Quiltings, Frolicks & Bees, 100 Years of Signature Quilts.  Anglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2012.

Ordonez, Margaret T.  "Ink Damage on Nineteenth Century Cotton Signature Quilts." In Uncoverings 1992, 148-68. San Francisco: American Quilt Study Group, 1993.

Fabrics/Fabric Dating

Affleck, Diane L. Fagan.  Just New from the Mills: Printed Cottons in America.  Lowell, MA: American Textile History Museum, 1987.

All Sorts of Good Sufficient Cloth: Linen-Making in New England 1640-1860.  North Andover: Merrimack VAlley Textile Museum, 1980.

Beer, Alice Baldwin.  Trade Goods, A Study of Indian Chintz.  Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Press, 1970.

Brackman, Barbara.  America's Printed Fabrics 1770-1890.  Lafayette, CA:  C&T Publishing, 2004.

_______________   Clues in the Calico: A Guide to Identifying and Dating Antique Quilts.  McLean, VA: EPM, 1989.

_______________   Making History: Quilts and Fabric from 1890-1970.  Lafayette, CA: C&T Publishing, 2008.

Clouzot, Henri and Frances Morris.  Painted and Printed Fabrics.  New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1927.

Crill, Rosemary.  Chintz: Indian Textiles for the West.  London: V&A Publishing, 2008.

Fennelly, Catherine.  Textiles in New England, 1790-1840.  Meriden: Meriden Gravure Co., 1961.

Gehret, Ellen J.  Rural Pennsylvania Clothing.  York, PA: George Shumway Publisher, 2005.

Hargrave, Harriet.  From Fiber to Fabric, The Essential Guide to Quiltmaking Textiles.  Lafayette, CA: C&T Publishing, 1997.

Hefford, Wendy.  The Victoria & Albert Museum's Textile Collection, Design for Printed Textiles in England From 1750-1850.  London: V&A Museum, 1999.

Jones, Anita.  Patterns in a Revolution, French Printed Textiles, 1759-1821.  Cincinnati: Taft Museum, 1990.

Little, Frances.  Early American Textiles.  New York: The Century Co., 1931.

Lowengard, Sarah.  The Creation of Color in Eighteenth Century Europe.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.  (This is an e-book at

Manchester, H.H.  The Story of Silk & Cheney Silks.  So. Manchester, CT: Cheney Brothers Silk Manufacturers, 1916.

Meller, J. and J. Elffers.  Textile Designs.  New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1991.

Montgomery, Florence M.  Printed Textiles, English & American Cottons and Linens, 1700-1850.  New York: The Viking Press, 1970.

_______________   Textiles in America, 1650-1870.  New York: W.W. Norton and Co., 2007.

Palmer, Michele.  Toile, The Storied Fabrics of Europe and America.  Atglen: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2003.

Peck, Amelia, ed.  Interwoven Globe, The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013.

Printed Textiles 1760-1860 in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Collection.  Washington, D. C.: The Smithsonian Institution, 1987.

Riffel, M., S. Bouart and M. Walter.  Toile de Jouy, Printed Textiles in the Classic French Style.  London: Thames and Hudson, 2003.

Robinson, Stuart.  A History of Dyed Textiles.  London: Studio Vista, 1969.

____________   A History of Printed Textiles.  London, Studio Vista, 1961.

Rothstein, Natalie (ed.).  A Lady of Fashion, Barbara Johnson's Album of Styles and Fabrics.  London: Thames and Hudson, 1987.

Sandberg, Gosta.  Indigo Textiles, Technique and History.  Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1989.

_____________  The Red Dyes: Cochineal, Madder, and Murex Purple.  Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1997.

Schoeser, Mary and Celia Rufey.  English and American Textiles from 1790 to the Present.  New York: Thames and Hudson, 1989.

Siegele, Starr.  Toiles for All Seasons, French and English Printed Textiles.  Boston: Bunker HIll Publishing, 2004.

Storey, Joyce.  The Thames and Hudson Manual of Dyes and Fabrics.  London: Thames and Hudson, 1978.

___________ The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.  London: Thames and Hudson, 1992.

Straeten, Judith.  Toiles de Jouy.  Salt Lake City:  Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2002.

Trestain, Eileen Jahnke.  Dating Fabrics: A Color Guide, 1800-1960. Paducah, KY: American Quilter's Society, 1998.

Victoria & Albert Museum.  English Printed Textiles 1720-1836.  London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1960.

The Religious Society of Friends (history, beliefs, daily life, genealogy, religious and social issues)

Bacon, Margaret Hope.  Mothers of Feminism, The Story of Quaker Women in America.  Philadelphia: Friends General Conference, 1986.

Baltzell, E. Digby.  Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia, Two Protestant Ethics and the Spirit of Class Authority and Leadership.  New York: The Free Press, 1979.

Bjorkman, Gwen Boyer,  Quaker Marriage Certificates, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Piney Woods, and Suttons Creek Monthly Meetings, North Carolina, 1677-1800. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1988.

Blockson, Charles L.  The Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania.  Jacksonville, FL:  Flame International, 1981.

Chenoweth, Lynda Salter.  Neighbors and Friends: Quakers in Community, 19th Century Life in Columbiana County, Ohio.  Philadephia: Xlibris Corporation, 2010.

Comfort, William Wister.  Just Among Friends:  The Quaker Way of Life.  New York: Macmillan, 1941.

Crane, Elaine Forman (ed.).  The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker, The Life Cycle of an Eighteenth Century Woman.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010.

Densmore, Christopher and R. C. Smedley.  History of the Underground Raiload: In Chester and Neighboring Counties of Pennsylvania.  Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2005.

Divine, John E, Bronwen C. Souders and John M. Souders (eds.).  "To Talk Is Treason", Quakers of Waterford, Virginia on Life, Love, Death & War in the Southern Confederacy, From Their Diaries & Correspondence.  Waterford, VA: Waterford Foundation Inc., 1996.

Elliott, Errol T.  Quakers on the American Frontier.  Elgin, IL: The Brethren Press, 1969.

Foster, Emily, ed.  American Grit: A Woman's Letters from the Ohio Frontier.  Lexington:  University Press of Kentucky, 2002.

Frost, J. William.  The Quaker Family in Colonial America.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1973.

Fry, Katharine and Rachel Elizabeth Cresswell, eds.  Memoir of the Life of Elizabeth Fry (2 volumes).  London: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Gummere, Amelia Mott.  The Quaker; A Study in Costume.  Philadelphia: Ferris & Leach, Publishers, 1901.

Hamm, Thomas D.  The Quakers in America.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.

Harrison, Eliza Cope.  Philadelphia Merchant: The Diary of Thomas P. Cope, 1800-1851.
South Bend, IN: Gateway Editions, 1978.

Hinshaw, William Wade.  Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy [in six volumes].  All volumes.  Ann Arbor: Edwards Brothers, 1936 - 1950.

History of Pennsylvania Hall Which Was Destroyed by a Mob on the 17th of May, 1838. Philadelphia: Merrihew and Gunn, 1838.

Holton, Sandra Stanley.  Quaker Women, Personal Life, Memory and Radicalism in the Lives of Women Friends, 1780-1930.  London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2007.

Ingle, H. Larry.  Quakers in Conflict, The Hicksite Reformation.  Wallingford, PA: Pendle Hill Publications, 1998.

Jordan, Ryan P.  Slavery and the Meetinghouse, The Quakers and the Abolitionist Dilemma, 1820-1865.  Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2007.

Kashatus, William C.  Just Over the Line: Chester County and the Underground Railroad.  West Chester, PA: Chester County Historical Society, 2002.

Klepp, Susan E. and Karin Wulf.  The Diary of Hannah Callender Sansom, Sense and Sensibility in the Age of the American Revolution. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2010.

Lapansky, Emma and Anne A. Verplanck, eds. Quaker Aesthetics: Reflections on a Quaker Ethic in American Design and Consumption.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.

Larson, Rebecca.  Daughters of the Light: Quaker Women Preaching and Prophesying in the Colonies and Abroad, 1770-1775.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.

Laughon, Helen and Nel Laughon.  August Edouart: A Quaker Album: American and English Duplicate Silhouettes, 1827-1845.  Richmond, VA:  Cheswick Press, 1987.

Launey, John Pitts.  First Families of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Volume 1.  Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 2003.

Mason, Marcia J. Heringa (ed.).  Remember the Distance that Divides Us, The Family Letters of Philadelphia Quaker Abolitionist and Michigan Pioneer Elizabeth Margaret Chandler, 1830-1842.  East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2004.

Meltzer, Milton and Patricia G. Holland (eds.).  Lydia Maria Child, Selected Letters, 1817-1880.  Amherst: The University of Massachusetts Press, 1982.

Reamy, Martha.  Early Church Records of Chester County, Pennsylvania: Volume I Quaker Records of Bradford Monthly Meeting.  Westminster, MD: Willow Bend Books, 2002.

Reeder, Eastburn.  Early Settlers of Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pa. Compiled from Deeds, Wills and the Records of Friends's Meetings.  Doylestown, PA: The Bucks County Historical Society, 1971.

Richardson, John.  Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, A Short History of the Township and a Report on Township Officers and Affairs.  Philadelphia:  Offset Service Company, 1958.

Salitan, Lucille and Eve Lewis Perera, eds.  Virtuous Lives, Four Quaker Sisters Remember Family Life, Abolitionism, and Women 's Suffrage.  New York: Continuum, 1994.

Shaffer, Dale E.  Salem, A Quaker City History.  Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2002.

Soderlund, Jean R.  Quakers & Slavery, A Divided Spirit.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1985.

Thomas, Allen C. and Richard H. Thomas.  A History of the Friends in America.  Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Co., 1905.

Two Quaker Sisters, From the Original Diaries of Elizabeth Buffum Chace and Lucy Buffum Lovell.  New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 1937.

Wilson, Robert H.  Philadelphia Quakers, 1681-1981.  Philadelphia:  Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends, 1981.

Yellin, Jean Fagan and John C. Van Horne, eds.  The Abolitionist Sisterhood, Women's Political Culture in Antebellum America.  Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1994.


Mills, Elizabeth Shown.  Evidence!  Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian.  Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.