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Garoutte, Sally, 1925-1989



  • Existence: 1925 - 1989


In 1970, Sally Garoutte and Joyce Gross began studying the history of quilts and quilt making. They formed the Mill Valley Quilt Authority and built a network of individuals that now comprises the American Quilt Study Group (AQSG). In 1979, Garoutte and Gross proposed a gathering of quilt scholars, collectors, and quilt makers to discuss quilt history, biographies of quilt makers, documenting quilts, and the promotion of quilts as an art form. The first meeting of AQSG occurred in Mill Valley in November 1980. Since that time, AQSG has grown to include more than a thousand members from all over the United States and the world. Garoutte served as an editor of Uncoverings, the AQSG journal as well as textile and contributing editor of Quilters Journal. She was inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame in 1984. In 1989, Garoutte died at the age of 64.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

American Quilt Study Group, Quilt Research Files

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0112
Scope and Contents The American Quilt Study Group (AQSG) Records include administrative correspondence, the "Blanket Statement" newsletters, and documents created through administrative and general membership activities. The subject and research files document a wide variety of topics related to quilt studies and textiles. The files were initially developed through the efforts of Sally Garoutte, Joyce Gross, and through the activities and administration of AQSG. The subject files were developed through the...
Dates: 1872-2002

Laurel Horton, Quilt Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0424
Scope and Contents The papers contain Laurel Horton's correspondence, interviews, publications, personal journals, quilt exhibition materials, quilt scrapbooks, conference and workshop presentations, American Quilt Study Group seminars, and quilt research materials including English, French, Swedish, African American quilts, and other research. Photographs and slide presentations include "Hands All Around," Archives of Appalachia presentation, 1991 trip to Ireland, "Quilts: The Irish Connection" presentation,...
Dates: 1972-2020

Sally Garoutte, Quilt Papers

Identifier: MS-0302
Scope and Contents The Sally Garoutte papers contain correspondence, typescripts, and published works focused on quilts and quilt history. The research materials focus on quilts and information on textiles and textile trade. The materials include several sets of fabric swatches. Photographs documenting quilts and quilters can also be found in the collection. The Garoutte papers were maintained by the American Quilt Study Group and both the papers and the AQSG records contain research files that are arranged in...
Dates: 1685-1996

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Quilts 2
Quilts--United States 2
Audiovisual materials 1
Quilters 1
Quilting 1