Louisiana Quilt Documentation Project

Louisiana Quilt Documentation Project - Quilting Resources

By Susan Roach

Online Resources

The National Quilt Index

Roach, Susan. Documenting Quiltmaking (in-depth interview questions on quilting)

Roach, Susan. Gifts from the Hills

Roach, Susan. "Keep Your Mind and Your Hands Busy:" Expressive Dimensions of the Lone Quilter.

Roach, Susan. "The Quilting Queens: Responding to Katrina." National Quilt Index. Matrix, Michigan State University and the Quilt Alliance, 2011. Web.

Roach, Susan. Traditional Quiltmaking in Louisiana.

Roach, Susan and Laura Westbrook Quilts as Women's Documents: The Louisiana Quilt Documentation Project.

Walker, Rosie A. Textile Uses in the Homes of Central Louisiana Czechs.

Other Publications

Beardsley, John, et al. The Quilts of Gee's Bend. Atlanta: Tinwood Books, 2002.

de Caro, Frank, Rosan Jordan. 1980. Louisiana Traditional Crafts. LSU Press: Baton Rouge, LA. (Out of print. Available in Louisiana libraries)

Freeman, Roland. A Communion of the Spirits: African-American Quilters, Preservers, and Their Stories. Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press, 1996.

---. Something to Keep You Warm. Jackson, MS: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 1981.

Leon, Eli. Who'd a Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking. San Francisco: San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, 1987.

Mazloomi, Carolyn. Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary African American Quilts. New York: Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 1998.

Orlofsky, Patsy and Myron. Quilts in America. New York: McGraw Hill, 1974. An older, but reliable book available in many parish libraries.

Roach, Susan. The Traditional Quiltmaking of North Louisiana Women: Form, Function, and Meaning. Diss. University of Texas at Austin, 1986. Ann Arbor: UMI, 1986.

Roach-Lankford, Susan. Patchwork Quilts: Deep South Traditions. Alexandria, Louisiana: Alexandria Museum, 1980.

Vlach, John Michael. The Afro-American Tradition in Decorative Arts. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1990; (originally published Cleveland Museum of Arts. 1978).

Walker, Alice. 1985. "Everyday Use." Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women. Harcourt Brace.