selection from a crazy quilt, unknown artist; Rutgers Special Collections
To continue with this week's discussion of Folk Art, Heritage, or Something Else? we'd like to point folks toward the excellent Quilt Index, a resource that "aims to be a central resource that incorporates a wide variety of sources and information on quilts, quiltmakers and quiltmaking."
This is a truly comprehensive site, with essays, photograph galleries, lesson plans and a fully searchable database. The Quilt Index asks that folks not reproduce their images, so I'll refrain from a traditional "portfolio" piece here, and encourage anyone who's interested to visit their site.