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Florida Quilt Collection

 

Spanning Florida's history from the Territorial period to the present, the Museum's quilt collection includes 66 pieces representing a wide variety of designs and techniques. The Museum also maintains files on more than 5,000 quilts registered by the Florida Quilt Heritage Project. Presented in chronological order, the following is the Florida Quilt Collection maintained by the Museum of Florida History.

**Please note that these quilts are not on display in the Museum; they are only available on this web page.**

Several of the quilts featured here are mentioned or illustrated in other works, including:

  • Bullard, Lacy Folmar, and Betty Jo. Shiell. Chintz Quilts: Unfading Glory.
    Tallahassee: Serendipity Publishers, 1983.
  • Sullivan, Kathryn F. Gatherings: America's Quilt Heritage.
    Paducah, Ky.: American Quilter's Society, 1995.
  • Williams, Charlotte. Florida Quilts.
    Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1992.

 

Double Wedding Ring Quilt

 

  • Dimensions (w x l): 79 x 95 in.
  • Made by Mildred Sparks Bethea in Glen St. Mary or Jacksonville, Florida
  • Pieced by hand and machine; quilted by hand
  • Acc. No. 90M.28.03
Double Wedding Ring Quilt