Minnesota State Quilt Book

"Minnesota Quilts, Creating Connections to Our Past" sis a unique treasury of exceptional quilts, fascinating quilters, and their stories from the Minnesota Quilt Project, whose members traveled the state for nearly twenty years, photographing and documenting quilts and interviewing quiltmakers. The result is a collection as varied and expressive as the makers themselves. From early pioneer days to the 1970s, these quilts, showcased in glorious full-color photographs, span a significant era of Minnesota and reflect our distinctive heritage. Whether you’re a quilter or someone who has a love of quilts and their history, this collection of Minnesota’s extraordinary patchworks will help you create connections with your past.

The story of the quilts is told through glorious color photographs, vintage black and white images and detailed, informative text. Drawing on oral interviews with quilters and the close study of Minnesota's classic quilts, MQ members Gail Bakkom, Jean Carlton, Patricia Cox, Laura Jelinek, Linda Kosfeld, Jean Loken, Elise Roberts and Kelly Willis explore the connections quilts have had to our history, our families and our everyday life.


  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press; First Edition edition (May 30, 2005)
  • ISBN-10: 0896580792
  • ISBN-13: 978-0896580794


Updated 23 June, 2017