About Us

Historic American Quilts is family owned and operated and has been collecting quilts for over 35 years.  We seek to preserve and share the history of American quilting with others.  Our collection is chosen based on history, artistry, and condition. 

Our founder, Barbara Woodford PhD, is an expert in histopathology and microscopic research.   This lends itself to the careful study of quilt patterns, colors, and fabrics.  She is also a former neuropathologist at the University of Illinois in Chicago, at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and Huntington Medical Research Institute.

We are proud members/contributors to quilt organizations: AQSG, IIQSG and QHL, and NMAC


Iowa Illinois Quilt Study Group

Quilt History League