This thesis investigates specific quilts from rural areas during the Depression era in relation to their religious imagery. Databases from the Kentucky Historical Society, International Quilt Study Center and Museum and the Quilt Index provide records of assessment. This analysis focuses on religious imagery in quilts, but I will look at the religious communities that collectively created them with a specific attention to the roles that church groups and the practice of group quilting played in their productions. I will present the resulting analysis drawn from my written work to uncover why certain quilts exhibited religious imagery where others did not and examine the nature of religion in rural society in times of distress.
Advisor(s) or Committee Chair
Dr. Guy Jordan
Art and Design | Christianity | Other Arts and Humanities
Mattingly, Kelsey N., ""Lord Keep Us Safe This Night": Religious Imagery in Depression-Era Rural Quilts" (2013). Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 388.