5. AcknowledgementsWe would like to thank for their help:
Marilyn Thomsen and Boyde Beck, Prince Edward Island Artifactory
Mary Burnett, Charlottetown
Sharon O'Brien, Mi'kmaq Family Resource Center
Christine Bernard, Lennox Island
Tiffany Sark, Lennox Island
Louise Comeau and Stella Gallant, "Les Créations Louise Comeau," Wellington
Cécile Gallant and Dominic Langlois, Le Musée Acadien/The Acadian Museum, Miscouche
William Lewis Meggison and Jean Meggison, Knutsford
Carol Boyles and Catherine Miller, Charlottetown
Shirley Moase, Charlottetown
The Prince Edward Island Women's Institute
Jane Crutchfield, Belchertown, Massachusetts
Pat Paradis-McCool, Belchertown, Massachusetts
Sherri Davidson, who so generously allowed us to use her unpublished manuscript
George Campbell, for the use of the L. M. Montgomery quilt
The Prince Edward Island Public Archives
Barbara MacCormac and Chandra Gordon, Garden of the Gulf Museum, Montague
The Fifty+ Club, Montague
Beverly Roach and the Eastern Graphic
Kathleen Bissett, Waterloo, Ontario
Brian Simpson, provincial photographer
Kay Maclean, PEI Library, Murray Harbour
Sasha Mullally and Jane Ledwell
We thank the following people for the use of their photographs:
Beverly Roach and the Eastern Graphic
Cécile Gallant and Le Musée Acadien/The Acadian Museum, Miscouche
Louise Comeau of "Les Créations Louise Comeau"
Jane Crutchfield and Pat Paradis-McCool of Belchertown, Massachusetts
Women's Institute of PEI, for permission to photograph their quilted banner
William Lewis Meggison and Jean Meggison
Barbara MacCormac and Chandra Gordon for permission to photograph the quilt-in-a-quilt in the Garden of the Gulf Museum, Montague, PEI
Fons, Marianne, and Liz Porter. Quilter's Complete Guide. Birmingham, AL: Oxmoor House and Leisure Arts, 1993.
Quilter's Newsletter Magazine. Golden, CO: Primedia, Inc.
A magazine found on newsstands; the most popular quilting magazine. It combines news, technical information, quilt history, and many photos of beautiful quilts.
General Quilt History
Brackman, Barbara. Clues in the Calico: A Guide to Identifying and Dating Antique Quilts. McLean, VA: EPM Publications, 1989.
Kelley, Helen. Dating Quilts from 1600 to the Present. Lafayette, CA: C&T Publishing, 1995.
Trestain, Eileen Jahnke. Dating Fabrics: A Color Guide 1800-1960. Paducah, KY: American Quilter's Society, 1998.
Canadian Quilt History
Armstrong, Nancy Cameron, ed. Patchwords 1992 & Patchwords 1994. Volumes 1 and 2 of the Research Papers of the Canadian Quilt Study Group. Surrey, BC: Coastline Mountain Press; White Rock, BC: Canadian Quilt Study Group, 1995.
The 1992 and 1994 proceedings of the Canadian Quilt Study Group.
Conroy, Mary. 300 Years of Canada's Quilts. Toronto, ON: Griffin Press Limited, 1976.
An excellent quilt history for Canada.
Hunt, Gail. Quiltworks Across Canada: Eleven Contemporary Workshops. North Vancouver, BC: Pacific Quiltworks, 1996.
McKendry, Ruth. Quilts and Other Bed Coverings in the Canadian Tradition. Toronto: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1979.
Predominantly Ontario quilt history.
---. Classic Quilts. Willowdale, ON: Willowdale Books, 1997.
Many parts the same as Quilts and OtherBed Coverings in the Canadian Tradition.
Robson, Scott, and Sharon MacDonald. Old Nova Scotian Quilts. Halifax, NS: The Nova Scotia Museum and Nimbus Publishing, 1995. (Disponible en français sous le titre: Courtepointes anciennes de la Nouvelle-Écosse.)
Excellent quilt history of a Maritime province.
Walker, Marilyn I. Ontario's Heritage Quilts. Toronto, ON: Stoddart, 1992 .
Prince Edward Island
Les Arts Populaires Acadiens de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard/Acadian Folk Art of Prince Edward Island. Prince Edward Island Heritage Foundation et/and La Société Saint-Thomas d'Aquin, 1982.
Davidson, Sherri. The Prince Edward Island Heirloom Quilt Survey: A Progress Report. Published in Armstrong, Patchwords.
---. Unpublished Manuscript, 2000.
MacKay, Jean Halliday. The Home Place: Life in Rural Prince Edward Island in the 1920s and 30s. Charlottetown, PEI: The Acorn Press, 1999.
Pottie, Laura. Their Dreams, Never Ending: A History of Women's Institutes in PEI. Charlottetown, PEI: Federated Women's Institute of Prince Edward Island, 2000.
Beyer, Jinny. Designing Tessellations: The Secrets of Interlocking Patterns. Lincolnwood, IL: Contemporary Books, 1999.
Quilt History Books Available in the PEI Library System
Berenson, Kathryn. Quilts of Provence: The Art and Craft of French Quiltmaking. H. Holt, 1996.
French quilt history.
Colby, Averil. Patchwork. Batsford,1958.
A must-read classic of English quilt history.
Ferrero, Pat, Elaine Hedges, and Julie Silber. Hearts and Hands: The Influence of Women and Quilts on American Society. San Francisco, CA: The Quilt Digest Press, 1987.
One of the first works linking quilt history with women's history--their involvement in the abolition, temperance, and suffrage movements. An extensive bibliography.
Fisher, Laura. Quilts of Illusion: Tumbling Blocks, Delectable Mountains, Stairway to Heaven, Log Cabin, Windmill Blades, and Other Optical Designs. New York, NY: Sterling Publishing, 1990.
An excellent study of quilts with optical effects. Good history and photos. Useful bibliography.
Hechtlinger, Adelaide. American Quilts, Quilting, and Patchwork. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1974.
An excellent summary of early information including quilting in the literature of the 1800s, including patterns and plates of early quilts. Some misinformation.
Holstein, Jonathan. The Pieced Quilt: A North American Design Tradition. Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart, 1973.
The classic by the man who, with Gail van der Hoof, is responsible for the recognition of quilts as an art form. They organized the first major museum exhibition of American Quilts as a design tradition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in 1971.
---, and John Finley. Kentucky Quilts 1800-1900: The Kentucky Quilt Project. Louisville, KY: Kentucky Quilt Project, 1982.
This is the first quilt documentation project.
Houck, Carter, and Myron Miller. American Quilts and How to Make Them. New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975.
Historic quilts in historic houses. Some patterns and how-to.
Irvine, Jan. Australian Quilts: The People and Their Art. Brookvale, Australia: Simon and Shuster, 1989.
43 fibre artists in Australia interviewed with their works commissioned for the touring "Suitcase Exhibitions." Vision and colour use different from North American quilters.
Kiracofe, Roderick. Cloth & Comfort: Pieces of Women's Lives from Their Quilts and Diaries. New York, NY: Clarkson Potter, 1994.
A collage of quilts and diary entries.
Lewis, Alfred Allan. The Mountain Artisans Quilting Book. New York, NY: Macmillan, 1973.
The struggle of a co-operative of West Virginia quilters to build a profitable business in the 1970s. Also includes patterns.
Lipsett, Linda Otto. Remember Me: Women and Their Friendship Quilts. San Francisco, CA: Quilt Digest Press, 1985.
An excellent reference for quilt history, women's history, and fabric study. A classic.
Mattera, Joanne, ed. The Quiltmaker's Art: Contemporary Quilts and Their Makers. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1982.
A collection of interviews with 30 artists regarding their work in the early 1980s. Includes many superstars such as Nancy Crow, Michael James, Fraas/Slade, and Nancy Halpern.
The New Quilt 1. Dairy Barn Quilt National. A Threads Book. Newtown, CT: Taunton Press, 1991.
Exhibition catalogue of Quilt National '91, the seventh in a series of biennial international competitions held by Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center.
Rae, Janet. Quilts of the British Isles. Dutton, 1987.
Rehmel, Judy. The Quilt I.D. Book: 4000 Illustrated and Indexed Patterns. New York, NY: Prentice Hall, 1986.
A guide to pattern identification: when documenting a quilt, the pattern name is determined, if at all possible.
Robinson, Charlotte, ed. The Artist & The Quilt. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983.
Quilters and visual artists join forces to produce a contemporary quilt exhibit.
Roe, Nancy, ed. Fiber Expressions: The Contemporary Quilt. Quilt National. West Chester, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1987.
Exhibition catalogue for the 1987 Quilt National.
Shaw, Robert. Quilts: A Living Tradition. Hong Kong: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, 1995.
A visual feast of historical and contemporary quilts. Good quilt history.
Sudo, Kumiko. Expressive Quilts. Eugene OR: Pegasus, 1989.
The works of a Japanese quilt artist.
Webster, Marie D. Quilts: Their Story and How to Make Them. Practical Patchwork, 1990.
A reprint of Webster's groundbreaking work. A must-read classic. Some misinformation.
Wilens, Patricia, ed. Better Homes and Gardens: America's Heritage Quilts. Desmoines, IA: Meredith Corporation: Better Homes and Gardens, 1991.
Quilt history, contemporary interviews, plus how-to information. Lovely photos.
Woodward, Thos. K., and Blanche Greenstein. Twentieth Century Quilts 1900-1950. New York, NY: E. P. Dutton, 1988.
An excellent history of 20th-century quilting in America.
Computer Software for Quilters
The Electric Quilt 4.0 Quilt Design Software for Windows 95/98. Upgrade available.
Contains the software to design your own blocks and quilts, with an extensive block library. Companion Manuals for Electric Quilt include EQ Simplified and, most recently, EQ4 Magic: An Expert Shares her Secrets, by Barb Vlack.
Software with interesting applications visualizing symmetries for tiling and tessellations is: KaleidoMania! by Kevin D. Lee. Emeryville, CA: Key Curriculum Press [keypress.com], 1999.