Indigo Quilts

Indigo Quilts

30 Quilts from the Poos Collection

Kay Triplett, Lori Lee Triplett


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A detailed look at the history of Indigo quilts, as well as five beautiful projects inspired by antique designs.

The beauty of Indigo quilts is undeniable. Explore the origins of the fiber and fabric presented by two members of the American Quilt Study Group. Step inside the Poos Collection of quilts, one of the largest privately held collections in the world. Featuring stunning quilts circa 1750 to 1890. Get inspired and make one of the gorgeous quilt projects using present day Indigo or reproduction fabrics.


  • 25 stunning antique quilts from one of the world’s largest privately held quilt and textile collections
  • Appliqué and patchwork! 5 beautiful projects inspired by antique quilts
  • Photographic history of indigo’s origins in textiles, from Africa to America

Praise for Indigo Quilts

“This excellent mix of history and quilt projects is the Triplett sisters’ third book based off the Poos Collections, a large, privately held gathering of quilts and textiles managed by the authors. . . . The Tripletts’ style is scholarly and readable; the pictures are stunning and seductive, and the book finishes off with five indigo design projects for the mid-level-to-expert quilter.” —Publishers Weekly

“In their third book about the collection, their focus is on historic indigo quilts, as well as the African tradition of indigo cultivation and dyeing that was brought to the United States both by African traders and explorers and by slaves captured from their West African homelands. . . . Historical quilt enthusiasts will appreciate the depth of the Tripletts’ research on the history of indigo dyeing; contemporary quilters who appreciate reproduction quilts will enjoy the gallery and the patterns.” —Library Journal


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