"Carol Nielson has not only brought together two halves of a quilt, she has restored a forgotten community of women. Her patient research has transformed a family relic into a communal treasure."—Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, author of A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785–1812
"A vital contribution to Utah’s rich history adding to an unfortunately under-appreciated and under-documented part of our history—frontier women."—William Slaughter, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Historical Department
"A compelling and thorough study of a quilt, the pioneer women who stitched it, and ultimately, the Mormon experience that defined them."—Kae Covington, author of Gathered in Time: Utah Quilts and Their Makers, Settlement to 1950
"A fine contribution to quild scholarship and a guide to using quilts to understand the history of women in Mormon culture and in American society."—Kathryn L. MacKay, Weber State University
Carol Holindrake Nielson has a bachelor's degree in English education from Utah State University. She has been a teacher, tutor, and an historical interpreter at Mount Vernon, Virginia.