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Bassett, Lynne Z. and Jack Larkin. Northern Comfort: New England's
Early Quilts 1780-1850.
Rutledge Hill Press, Nashville, TN. 1998
(Has many whole cloth quilts- see website at end of list for Old Sturbridge Village)
Baumgarten, Linda. What Clothes Reveal: The Language of Clothing in
Colonial and Federal America.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Association with Yale University Press, New Haven & London. 2002.
Baumgarten, Linda and John Watson. Costume Close Up: Clothing
Construction and Pattern 1750-1790.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA. 1999-Second printing, 2000.
Blum, Dilys. The Fine Art of Textiles
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, 1997
Davis, Elizabeth. A Stitch in Time: Quilts from the Genesee Country
Village and Museum. Rochester, NY. 2005 (pp.5-9 whole cloth quilts)
Dobson, Jenni. Instant Expert: Quilting.
Thunder Bay Press, San Diego, CA. 2005
P. 12 The 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet~Earliest known dated bedspread
Hefford, Wendy. The Victoria and Albert Museum's Textile Collection:
Designs for Printed Textiles in England 1750-1850.
V and A Publications, London. 1992, reprint 1999.
Moonen, An. Quilts: een Nederlandse traditie (The Dutch Tradition).
Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, Arnheim. 1992
Riffel, Melanie, Sophie Rouart and Marc Walter. Toile de Jouy:
Printed Textiles in the Classic French Style.
Thames and Hudson, London, 2003.
The British Quilt Study Group. Quilt Studies: The Journal of the
British Quilt Study Group.
Issue 4/5 2002/03. Published 2003.
(Issue 5: Special Issue on the 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet.)
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher. The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in
the Creation of an American Myth.
Vintage Books, NY. 2001
Using material culture to study history~ Specifically,14 domestic items from preindustrialize America.
Very interesting reading about women's work-many quotes from diaries.
Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts - 1 hour from Boston
click on "collections", then "on-line database", "textiles", "quilts"
95 quilts with decriptions many wholecloth quilts
Museum of Printed Textiles, Mulhouse, France
www.musee-impression.com/gb/default.html pictures of textiles
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
on left, click on "search collections" to get a search screen if you type in "18th Century Clothing", you can find a quilted gown, made of a Yellow silk Italian bedcover The quilting was done 1730-1759, then cut into a gown dating about 1780. This is the reverse of the petticoats made into quilts!
Bidwell House Museum, Monterey, MA
Click on "collections", then "quilts" they have a number of whole cloth quilts