Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Quilts of Tennessee

What They Can Tell Us About Our Ancestors

Presented by
Lori D. Lockhart

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Quilts of Tennessee Collection at the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) contains a survey of quilts made in Tennessee from the 1820s through the 1970s. The mission started in 1983 as one of the projects for the Homecoming ’86 celebration. Researchers held quilt days in various locations across the state to collect photographs and historical information. The project was continued in 1989-1990 to include quilts, made in other states, currently owned by Tennesseans. The quilt surveys include photographs of the quilts, maker information, quilt provenance and a genealogical or family history. In addition to the recorded information with each quilt, a study of the individual quilt patterns show relationships to socioeconomic, political and religious cir-cumstances. All of these elements combined provide a fascinating record of human life.

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