Stars Quilt, 1930, by Nannie C.B.B. Crabb Courtesy Kay Cunningham
Quilting traces the history of Arizona through women who recorded
pieces of their lives in their needlework. The brave women who came
to the Arizona territory in the 1800s brought with them all the
skills they learned from their mothers and grandmothers. The
colorful patterns of their quilts added a spot of brightness to
their homes and their lives.
Project documentation includes a book:
Grand Endeavors: Vintage Arizona Quilts and Their Makers; a video entitled:
"Arizona Quilts: Pieces of Time," several press releases describing
the book and video; a flyer on the Arizona Quilt Project, and a
booklet entitled: "Curriculum Ideas for Quilt-Ed, Grades 4-5 or
Originally submitted by: John B. Shadegg, Representative (4th District).
The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.