The home for American quilt culture

For generations, quilts have covered America. Two years ago, Quiltfolk began “covering” American quilts and the people who love and make them. Every issue of our magazine focuses on quilt culture in a different state or region. As we travel the country in this way, we are amassing a huge collection of photos and stories about one of our nation’s most precious historical and aesthetic resources: quilts. These quilts are the foundation of Quiltfolk Patterns.

Quiltfolk Magazine

Telling the stories behind the stitches

Quiltfolk is a premium print magazine with a singular mission: to excite and inspire the quilting community through the state-by-state exploration of American quilt culture.

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Quiltfolk Patterns

Making quilts, making history

Quiltfolk Patterns is a monthly digital pattern subscription that brings you instructions for not one but two spectacular quilts each month, plus lush photography, historical context, and much more.

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  • Two patterns each month
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Quiltfolk Exclusives

Quiltfolk Exclusives are special-edition, long-read features we make available online. Our exclusive reports are FREE for all to access and enjoy.

Check our first-ever Quiltfolk Exclusive with celebrated filmmaker Ken Burns. Quiltfolk Editor in Chief Mary Fons interviewed Burns about his quilt collection when it had its debut exhibit at the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.

More about Quiltfolk

Team

The Quiltfolk team includes writers, photojournalists, quilters, and creatives. We road-trip together thousands of miles throughout the year to cover quilt culture in America. We are passionate about collecting the amazing stories you’ll find in Quiltfolk.

Mission

Building an everlasting home for American quilt culture is more than a mission – it’s a calling. Follow the link below to read more from Quiltfolk Editor in Chief, Mary Fons.

Newsletter

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Latest news

Tula Pink for Pattern 001

Fiercely devoted to creating beauty in quilts, Tula Pink is a force of nature — and Quiltfolk’s first-ever Revival Quilt designer. We are thrilled that she designed a quilt for our first Quiltfolk pattern.

Mary Fons named editor in chief

In June 2018, Mary Fons was named Quiltfolk’s new editor in chief. As our former editorial director, Mary worked tirelessly to improve the magazine for our readers. We are thrilled to announce her first issue as editor in chief, Issue 07: Louisiana, is available now.

Issue 07 available now!

Quiltfolk magazine just keeps getting better! In Issue 07, our team journeys up the boot and into the bayous of Louisiana, exploring the quilting community one parish at a time. This might just be our best issue yet.

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