National Museum of the American Coverlet
322 S. Juliana St
Bedford, PA 15522


Exhibition Catalogs Available for Purchase

Call NMAC at 814.623.1588 to order. Payment can be cash, check, or credit card.

Great News!
By popular request, we have reprinted a limited number of catalogs from past exhibitions.
Each catalog includes color photographs and descriptions of every coverlet (generally 90 to 100)
 in that particular exhibition.
These high quality, permanent reference books make important additions
to the library of anyone who likes coverlets.
Now is the time to grab a copy (or two) of any you may have missed.
Price is $35 each plus $3 postage –
And of course there is a 10% discount for Museum members.
Get ‘em now while they last!

Available now are:

The John and Janet Simmermaker Collection
Favorite Coverlets

Lions and Tigers
– No Bears - Oh My!
A Noah’s Ark of
Animals in Coverlets
Highlights and Favorites
from the
Museum Collection

In Addition:
The catalog for the current exhibition is also available.

Flora Borealis: Idyllic Woven Gardens –
Coverlets from the Kitty Bell and Ron Walter Collection

American Coverlets 1771 – 1889

First published in 2005 as the catalog for an exhibition presented in Cumberland, Maryland by Melinda & Laszlo Zongor, this book illustrates 61 coverlets, all but two of which are now in the NMAC permanent collection.

A special section, The Basics, offers brief descriptions of figured and geometric coverlets, pattern types, origins and makers, weave structures, and more. 

Re-printed in 2009 in full color on high quality glossy paper.

Currently out of stock; will be reprinted so watch this space!

Flax & Fleece:  Fiber to Fabric
by Ron Walter

An Exhibition of the Collection of Kitty Bell and Ron Walter
The National Museum of the American Coverlet

The catalog for the NMAC exhibition of the same name, this full-color reference contains approximately 400 illustrations of coverlets, spinning and weaving tools and implements, period clothing and household textiles, many of which are signed and/or attributed.

 Excerpts from the diaries of Oliver Harris (1780-1845) of New Market Township, OH, and his second wife, Mary Kezer Harris (1776-1854) offer a bird’s eye view of day-to-day life and textile production from 1802 to 1841.
8-1/2” x 11” – 125 p.p.
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