Browse the Quilt Index: Doll Quilts/Toys

Whether you are new to the Quilt Index or a passionate power user, this week I’d like to introduce you to a few of the browsing categories set up by Quilt Index staffers.

To start your browsing journey, visit the home page of The Quilt Index,, locate the Browse menu at the top and click on Main. You’ll find six different options for browsing:


This week we’re going to Browse by Purpose/Functon and today’s topic is Doll Quilt/Toy.


Here are five of my favs from this category. Tell us your top picks here on the blog or via the Quilt Index Facebook page.

Tip: you can easily generate a citation for any image documented in The Quilt Index by clicking on the How to Cite This Record link at the bottom of each record’s basic or full display page. Just click this link and copy and paste the citation, as I’ve done with images below.

Log Cabin; String. (Maker not recorded). 1900 – 1930. From Mountain Heritage Center, Southern Appalachian Quilts. Published in The Quilt Index, Accessed: 04/23/2015


Read, Jennie. Around the World. ca. 1930. From University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Quilt Documentation Project. Published in The Quilt Index, Accessed: 04/23/2015


Simonsen, Anna Umbreit. Whole cloth doll quilt. Circa 1880. From Wisconsin Quilt History Project, . Published in The Quilt Index, Accessed: 04/23/2015


Duck and Ducklings. (Maker not recorded). From State Historical Society of Iowa, Mary Barton Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, Accessed: 04/23/2015


Gasperik, Mary. What Are Little Girls Made Of?. 1940. From Gasperik Collection, Mary Gasperik Private Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, Accessed: 04/23/2015


Click on each image to view these quilts on The Quilt Index to read more about their history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view or click the “See full record” link to see a larger image and all the data entered about each quilt.

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Executive Director, Quilt Alliance

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About quiltalliance

The Quilt Alliance is a nonprofit 501c3 organization established in 1993 whose mission is to document, preserve, and share our International quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about our nation's diverse peoples and their communities. In support of this mission, the Alliance brings together quilt makers and designers, the quilt industry, quilt scholars and teachers, and quilt collectors to further the following goals: To promote the understanding of the quilt as an important grassroots art form. To make information about quilts available to a broad public. To educate the public about the importance of documenting quilts and quiltmakers so that their stories will not be lost.

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