By: Bettina Havig
Virtually every movement of migration shuttled people across Missouri and the quiltmakers both acquired and deposited ideas and designs perpetuated by quiltmakers. The purpose of the comparative study undertaken here is to evaluate how closely Missouri quiltmaking traditions reflect the national scene, especially in the 19th century. The study compares results in two sample groups of this population: a sample of quilts made in Missouri, and a sample of quilts made in other states and found recently in Missouri. The relatively narrow criteria for quilts in this project provided a sample group of 703 quilts.