Islands in the Land, 1973 catalog, Pasadena Art Museum

Blanche McDonald and several other West Virginians are profiled with photos of the work exhibited in California. Curator Eudora M. Moore describes the exhibit in this interview

Economic Opportunity Act 1964

Hippie Homesteaders Carter Taylor Seaton, wvupress 2014

Appalachian Corridors Authority

Appalachian Corridors Exhibitions 1968, 1970, 1972 catalogs
Sponsored by the Charleston Section of the National Council of Jewish Women
Co-Director Ellie Schaul, collector, interviewed, artist
Blanche McDonald received a $100 Purchase Award WV Arts and Humanities Council for her entry: Rug, textile, Traditional Folk Craft 1968 (in archives of State Museum, Charleston, WV)

WV Arts and Humanities Council

WV Dept of Commerce

WV Division of History and Culture
Bi-annual Juried Exhibition

State Museum, Charleston, WV
Room #25 Legacy of Craftsmanship “Tapestry McDonald Sisters, Gilmer County 1970”

Tamarack Foundation of the Arts
2013 received Fellowship to compile/publish research on the McDonald Sisters

Tamarack – the Best of West Virginia

Glenville State College Library

Arts and Crafts Festival of West Virginia, Glenville, WV

The Mountain Artisans Quilting Book, Alfred Allan Lewis 1973 Macmillan Publishing
Florette Angel, Ellie Schaul members and owners of McDonald work.
Mrs. Angel’s rug is illustrated in the book.

American Sewn Rugs, Jan Whitlock with Tracy Jamar, 2012  ISBN 978-1-4675-4866-3

Jessie Turbayne, restorer, author, authority of antique textiles specializing in hooked work

Rug Hooking Magazine
Jan/Feb 2017 issue feature article McDonald Sisters of West Virginia, Susan L Feller

Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village, Archbold OH

2022 Clay Center workshop during Ellie Schaul retrospective
Video describing McDonalds work

Video courtesy of Juliet Art Museum, Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences.