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Paulette Peters, Quilt Papers

Identifier: MS-0427

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence, photographs and negatives, designs, patterns, sketches, quilt blocks, workshop and class materials including instructions and handouts by Peters and other quilt artists. There are materials related to the Nebraska State Quilt Guild (NSQG) and Hall of Fame, contracts, awards and certificates, research files and notes, articles and clippings about Peters, publications, a notebook of quilt ideas, and some digital media and audiovisual materials.


  • 1970-2020

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are only minimally processed but are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with the University of Nebraska. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records or their designees. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1940, Paulette Peters graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School and attended St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing. Peters earned a Psychology degree from St. Joseph's College in Maine in 1983. In the 1970s, Peters joined with friends to start House on the Hill Quilters in Elkhorn, Nebraska. Over the years Peters taught quilting to hundreds of women and wrote a number of quilting books. Peters represented Nebraska in two national quilt competitions sponsored by the Museum of Folk Art in New York and represented Nebraska with a piece for the Christmas tree skirt at the White House in 1993. A founding member and former president of Cottonwood Quilters and the Nebraska State Quilt Guild, Peters remained active in both groups until her death. Peters became involved in the creation of the International Quilt Museum and also served on the Friends Board. Peters died in October 2020.


4 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

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Finding aid prepared by Sarah Glover and Jaxon Gilner, 2023.
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Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
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Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States