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Southern Quilting Project

The Southern Quilting Project is part quilt exhibition and part public art project, and as such, we want to make sure that the community's stories are told by those who know them best. This blog will feature personal stories of family quilts, quilting traditions, and more! See the short form below to share your story!

Crazy Quilt

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This is a crazy quilt from the 1860s-70s from the colleciton of Marjorie Turnbull in Tallahassee, Florida. This quilt started its life in Gettsyburg, Pennslyvania and ended up in Tallahasssee over 100 years later!

Twin Quilts

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Fabric is easily damaged by ultraviolet light, bugs, moths, and handling. Check out this family's story of twin quilts from the 1940s...


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This quilt was probably made by Alice Irby Avirett, my grandmother, or someone in her family, sometime in the early 1900’s.  She had five sons for whom she made their pants, suits, vests, etc.  It consists of rectangles which were pieced on the sewing machine....


Submit Your Story

Do you have quilt makers in your family? Do you have quilts passed down from previous generations? Are you a quilter yourself? Share your story with us and we will publish it and share on our blog and social media.