Barbara Brackman (born July 6, 1945) is a quilt historian and author, currently residing in Lawrence, Kansas.
Well known for her authority on quilts of the Underground Railroad, Barbara has written numerous books on quilting during the Civil War including Facts and Fabrications: Unraveling the History of Quilts and Slavery and Quilts From the Civil War. Her Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns contains more than 4000 pieced quilt patterns, derived from printed sources published between 1830 and 1970.
Additionally, Brackman designs reproduction fabrics and has served as a consultant on many major state quilt research projects. She was inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame of Marion, Indiana in 2001.
- Patterns of Progress: Quilts in the Machine Age, Autry Museum of Western Heritage, 1997, ISBN 9781882880034
- Prairie Flower: A Year on the Plains. Kansas City Star Books. 2001. ISBN 978-0-9712920-0-0.
- Women of Design: Quilts in the Newspaper. Kansas City Star Books. 1 January 2004. ISBN 978-0-9746012-9-8.
- Facts & Fabrications-Unraveling the History of Quilts & Slavery: 8 Projects - 20 Blocks - First-Person Accounts. C&T Publishing Inc. 5 November 2010. ISBN 978-1-60705-386-6.
- Civil War Women: Their Quilts Their Role. C&T Publishing Inc. 5 November 2010. ISBN 978-1-57120-809-5.
- Barbara Brackman (5 November 2010). Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia Of Applique: 2000 Traditional and Modern Designs, Updated History of Applique, New! 5 Quilt Projects. C&T Publishing Inc. ISBN 978-1-60705-100-8.
- Barbara Brackman's Civil War Sampler: 50 Quilt Blocks with Stories from History. C&T Publishing Inc. 1 December 2012. ISBN 978-1-60705-567-9.
- The Daily Times "Waldvogel inducted into The Quilters Hall of Fame", Blount County, July 19, 2009.
- The Daily Times "Quilters Hall of Fame", Marion, Indiana.
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