ILLINOIS QUILT HISTORY
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  • Pertains to Illinois Quilt History
  • You don’t have to live in Illinois to Share a Story
  • Accuracy (No Underground Railroad quilt stories or other myths)
  • Research papers, articles, newspaper clippings, short informational pieces, or photographs are welcome.
  • Time Frame – 1800s though Present

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Story Index

Alton

Illinois State Fair: Textile Department Winners (1853-Present)

Quilt History Stories

Atkinson

Aunt Max and the Iris Quilt  Quilt History Stories

Eagle Quilts: Antique, Vintage, and New Quilt History Study CD

Quilt History Stories

Earning the Eagle’s Badge Quilt History Stories

Irene Schramm's Contest Quilt  Quilt History Stories

(Century of Progress Quilt)

Sale of the Century  Quilt History Stories

(Century of Progress Quilt)

Belleville

LaCroix, Sophie T. MARTHA WASHINGTON PATCH WORK QUILT BOOK: BOOK NO. 12. St. Louis: St. Louis Fancy Work Company, est. 1916.
Quilt Ephemera

Bloomington

President Hoover Quilt
“Double Irish Chain Lives On.” OKLAHOMA FARMER-STOCKMAN. 1 July 1930

Researcher's Corner - Newspaper Clippings

Chicago

1933 World’s Fair Chicago’s Century of Progress Exposition and the

Sears National Quilt Contest  Quilt History Stories

1933 World’s Fair Chicago’s Century of Progress Exposition and the

Sears National Quilt Contest Quilt Ephemera  Quilt History Stories

Beyer, Alice.  QUILTING. Chicago, Illinois: South Park Commissioners, 1934.
Quilt Ephemera

CHICAGO DAILY NEWS Pattern Service  Quilt History Stories

Illinois State Fair: Textile Department Winners (1853-Present)

Quilt History Stories

Eleanor Martin, Inc. Quilt History Stories

Illinois Art Needlework Companies  Quilt History Stories

Loretta Leitner Rising (Nancy Cabot) Quilt History Stories

Meet Bertha Stenge  Quilt History Stories

Molter-Reinhard Co. Inc. and Wm. H. Molter Co. (Art Needlework Company)

Quilt History Stories

Needlecraft Supply Company:

  • 1939 CATALOG OF PATCHWORK QUILTS – APPLIQUE ART NEEDLEWORK. Chicago, Illinois: Needlecraft Supply Company, 1939. 

           Quilt Ephemera

  • PATCHWORK QUILTS: HOW TO MAKE THEM - 100 DESIGNS. Chicago, Illinois: Needlecraft Supply Company, 1938. Advertising Leaflet for Book.     Quilt Ephemera
  • PATCHWORK QUILTS: HOW TO MAKE THEM - 100 DESIGNS. Chicago, Illinois: Needlecraft Supply Company, 1938. Book.  Quilt Ephemera

T. Buettner & Co., Inc.-Chicago, Illinois/New York, New York/Hamburg, Germany

Quilt History Stories

Decatur

People's Furniture Store Quilt Contest  Quilt History Stories

Deland

People's Furniture Store Quilt Contest  Quilt History Stories

Elgin

Boag Catalogs - River Forest and Elgin, Illinois Quilt History Stories

Eleanor Martin, Inc.  Quilt History Stories

Illinois Art Needlework Companies  Quilt History Stories

Piecing Together the Quilt and Art Needlework Past of Elgin, Illinois Series:

         

Piecing Together the Past of Virginia Snow Studios   Quilt History Stories

Evanston

Illinois Art Needlework Companies  Quilt History Stories

Geneseo

Aunt Max and the Iris Quilt  Quilt History Stories

Gridley

Irene Schramm's Contest Quilt  Quilt History Stories

(Century of Progress Quilt)

Litchfield

Ida A. Suits

Friendship Knot - A Pieced Quilt with 25 Signatures Quilt History Stories

Maroa

People's Furniture Store Quilt Contest Quilt History Stories

Oak Park

Surname Index - Oak Park, Illinois   Researcher's Corner

Perry

Illinois Art Needlework Companies  Quilt History Stories

River Forest

Boag Catalogs - River Forest and Elgin, Illinois Quilt History Stories

Boag Ribboncraft, Boag, Inc., and Boag Studios Story Quilt History Stories

Rockford

Illinois Art Needlework Companies  Quilt History Stories

Rock Island

Modern Woodman Pattern Service  Quilt History Stories

Mrs. Leopold Simon - The Tri-Cities Authority on Quilts  Quilt History Stories

Rushville

Investigating Signature Quilts:
The 1933-1935 Schuyler County Illinois Album Signature Quilt Story
Quilt History Stories

Shumway

Betty Flack: Illinois Quilt Pattern Historian Quilt History Stories

Springfield

Illinois State Fair: Textile Department Winners (1853-Present)

Quilt History Stories

Sullivan

People's Furniture Store Quilt Contest  Quilt History Stories

West Chicago

Lincoln Quilt - "With Malice Toward None" Quilt History Stories

 

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Muriel Rukeyser