(Past and Present)



200 Years of American Quilts In Illinois. Private Collection. Center of the Visual Arts Gallery.  Normal, Illinois: Illinois State University, 1976.  (Exhibition for the Bicentennial Exhibit Series ‘200 Years of Illinois Art’)

ART NEEDLEWORK CREATIONS. Elgin, Illinois: Virginia Snow Studio, 1932.

“Artist’s Needle Brings Prizes to Maker of Quilts” CHICAGO TRIBUNE  March 21, 1943.

Barber, Rita Barrow.  SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN - QUILTS AND QUILTERS OF ILLINOIS. Paducah, Kentucky: American Quilt Society, 1986.  ISBN 0-89145-920-0.

Benberry, Cuesta. “The Superb Mrs. Stenge.” NIMBLE NEEDLE TREASURE (Summer 1971): 4.

Bertha Stenge – Obituary – CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE – June 19, 1957.

“Bertha Stenge,’The Quilting Queen of Chicago.’” QUILTER’S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE (October 1971): 4-6.

“Bertha Stenge Quilts Found.” QUILTERS’ JOURNAL 26 (undated):15.

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

Brackman, Barbara. “Patterns from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair.” QUILTER’S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE (July/August 1981): 18-20.

Brackman, Barbara. “Quilts at Chicago’s World’s Fair.” UNCOVERINGS 1981, 2 (1982):63-76.

Brackman, Barbara.  “Who Was Nancy Cabot?” QUILTER’S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE
(January/February 1991) 22-24.

Cabot, Nancy.  BOOK OF QUILTS, circa 1934.

Cabot, Nancy.  NANCY CABOT’S SECOND BOOK OF QUILTS, circa 1934-1935.

Century of Quilts. Des Moines , Iowa : Meredith Corp., Better Homes and Gardens Creative Collection Publications 2002, p.74.

“Colonial Quilt Enters the White House.” QUILT NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE. March 1996.
(Mrs. J. L. Murray of Bloomington, Illinois and the Hoover Quilt-Inaugural gift to President and Mrs. Hoover.).

CONNECTING STITCHES: QUILTS IN ILLINOIS LIFE. Springfield, Illinois: Illinois State Museum, 1995.  ISBN: 0-89792-148-8. (Symposium, in conjunction with the exhibit of “Connecting Stitches: Traditions and Innovation in Illinois Quilts.”

Davidson, Mildred.  AMERICAN QUILTS. Chicago, Illinois: The Art Institute of Chicago. Mildred Davidson, 1966. (Exhibition).

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

(Mrs. J. L. Murray of Bloomington, Illinois  and the Hoover Quilt-Inaugural gift to President and Mrs. Hoover.)

Elbert, E. Duane and Rachel Kamm Elbert.  HISTORY OF THE HEART - QUILT PATHS ACROSS ILLINOIS. Tennessee:  Rutledge Hill Press, 1993.  ISBN: 1-55853-155-6. (Findings of the Illinois Quilt Research Project).

Grandma Dexter’s Applique and Patchwork Quilt Designs Book 36. Elgin, Illinois: Virginia Snow Studios, 1932-1933.

Grandma Dexter Applique and Patchwork Designs Book 36A. Elgin, Illinois: Virginia Snow Studios, 1932-1933.

Grandma Dexter New Applique and Patchwork Designs Book 36B. Elgin, Illinois: Virginia Snow Studios, 1932-1933.

Gross, Joyce R. “Four Twentieth-Century Quiltmakers.” In Uncoverings 1980. San Franscisco: American Quilt Study Group, 1981. Reprinted: Horton, Laurel ed. Quiltmaking in America : Beyond the Myths. Nashville , Tenn :  Rutledge Press. 1994.

Jordan E.H.  ‘A Colonial Quilt Enters the White House.”  NEEDLECRAFT MAGAZINE (July 1929): 18, 30.  (Mrs. J. L. Murray Hoover quilt).

King, Mary.  MARY KING’S PATTERN KEY. Chicago, Illinois: Embroidery House, 1931.

Kiracofe, Roderick. The American Quilt. New York : Clarkson Potter, 1993.

Leman, Bonnie. “Two Masters: Kretsinger and Stenge.”  QUILTER’S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE (January 1981): 16-17.

“List Features of New Season at Irving Park.” CHICAGO TRIBUNE – September 20, 1953.

MICKEY Quilt Patches.  Chicago, Illinois: John C. Michael Company, circa 1931-1935.
(There are at least five different catalogs).

Miller, Susan Price. “Carlie Sexton and her Quilt Pattern Business.” Ed. Virginia Gunn. UNCOVERINGS. San Francisco: American Quilt Study Group, 1996, p. 29 - 62.

Moss, Ruth. “Fair Sex Takes the Spotlight at State’s Fair.” CHICAGO TRIBUNE August 8, 1952.

“Needlework Prize Winners.” WOMAN'S DAY. January 1943.

Orlofsky, Patsy and Myron. QUILTS IN AMERICA. New York : Abbeville Press, 1992.

Perry, Rosalind, THE QUILTERS HALL OF FAME.  Marion , Indiana :  Quilters Hall of Fame, 2004. 

PATCHWORK QUILTS: HOW TO MAKE THEM. Chicago, Illinois: Needlecraft Supply Company, circa 1934-1935.

PRAIRIE PATCHWORK.  Illinois Quilters, Inc.  (Illinois Patterns).

“Prize Winning Applique.” WOMAN'S DAY. March 1943.


SEARS CENTURY OF PROGRESS IN QUILT MAKING.  Chicago, Illinois: Sears, Roebuck, and Company, 1934.  (1933 Chicago World’s Fair - Century of Progress Contest)

Ver Mehren, Hubert.  COLONIAL QUILTS. Des Moines, Iowa: HOME ARTS STUDIOS -
(available by November 1932) -  (Patrons usually ordered from a Paulina address in Chicago, Illinois.).

Waldvogel, Merikay and Barbara Brackman.  PATCHWORK SOUVENIRS OF THE 1933 WORLD’S FAIR. Tennessee: Rutledge Hill Press, 1993.  ISBN: 1-55853-256-0
(The Sears National Quilt Contest and Chicago’s Century of Progress Exposition.)

Wildemuth, Susan “A Day at a Quilt Documentation.” QUILT WORLD September 1990.


Wildemuth, Susan – Assorted Articles -- Pieces of Time: A Quilt and Textile History Magazine. Kalona, Iowa:  Iowa and Illinois Quilt Study Group.

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Wildemuth, Susan “Breast Cancer Awareness & the Quilt Community.” QUILTER’S WORLD   October 2005.


Wildemuth, Susan “Carrie Hall and Her Collection of Quilt Artifacts.” QUILT   Winter 2000.


Wildemuth, Susan “Chatelaines.” QUILT WORLD  January 2002.


Wildemuth, Susan “Classic Quilt Patterns from the Kansas City Star.” QUILT   Summer 1998.

Wildemuth, Susan “Collectible Quilt Paper Items.” QUILT WORLD July 2001.


Wildemuth, Susan “Creating a Family Banner.” QUILT WORLD   September 2001.


Wildemuth, Susan “Do You Suffer From Quilt Separation Anxiety? “ QUILT  Fall 1989.


Wildemuth, Susan “Elizabeth Keckley and the Mary Todd Lincoln Quilt.” QUILT WORLD   March 2002.


Wildemuth, Susan “Fair Competition.” QUCK AND EASY QUILTING   Summer 1992.


Wildemuth, Susan “Finding the Right Frame.” COUNTRY QUILTS Winter 1992.


Wildemuth, Susan “History of Mountain Mist Batting.” QUILT WORLD  November 2001.


Wildemuth, Susan, Illinois Quilt History Web Site.

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Wildemuth, Susan “Investigating an Album Signature Quilt.” PIECEWORK September/October 2005.


Wildemuth, Susan “It’s a Knitter! It’s a Cross-Stitcher! No, It’s Me and I’m a Quilter!”
QUILT  Spring 1991.


Wildemuth, Susan “Keeping a Journal.” QUILT WORLD   January 1998.


Wildemuth, Susan “Marie D. Webster: She Wrote the Book.” ANTIQUE QUILTS   Fall 2001.


Wildemuth, Susan “Marie Webster: Early-Twentieth-Century Quilt Designer.” PIECEWORK September/October 2007.


Wildemuth, Susan “Meet ‘The Dog Lady’ Sharon Malec.” QUILTER’S WORLD - February 2004.


Wildemuth, Susan “Ohio’s Own Ruth E. Finley.” QUILT WORLD  May 2002.


Wildemuth, Susan “Quilt Grants and Scholarships.” QUILTER’S WORLD August 2006.


Wildemuth, Susan “Spring Cleaning Antique Quilts.” QUILT   Spring 1999.


Wildemuth, Susan “The Beautiful Bible Quilt.” QUILT   Spring 1998.


Wildemuth, Susan “The Quilting Bee.” QUILT   Summer 1998.


Wildemuth, Susan “The Sale of the Century.” QUILT   Spring 1997.

Wildemuth, Susan “Uncovering Quilt History: The American Quilt Study Group.” QUILTER’S WORLD  August 2003.


Wildemuth, Susan “What Ever Happened to Virginia Snow?” QUILTER’S WORLD - April 2003.

Wise, Margaret Lukes. “Prize Winning Needlework.” WOMAN'S DAY. February 1943.


Please contact me with any additional Illinois quilt and quilt history titles and I will add them to the list. Thanks!