Collections

The aim of the Index is to preserve and make accessible information about quilts and the artists who made them, and the rich stories associated with making and using quilts. The Quilt Index (QI) team works closely with individuals and organizations to build the database to insure preservation of endangered records, make existing collections better known, and to strengthen the Index as a global research and education resource. In the first years of the QI, the focus of the QI was on preserving and making accessible the records from American quilt documentation projects, those massive grassroots research efforts begun in the 1980s. While the QI team continues to work with partners towards getting the records of all US state documentation projects into the Index, the team is now working towards the goal of getting private and public collections worldwide into the database. The QI team is also developing tools that will ultimately make it possible for individuals to upload their own quilts, stories, and artist information.

Please read the descriptions of each collection as each reflects the collecting interests, research strategies and other parameters associated with the individual or organization that owns each collection. When researchers use the Quilt Index, they should factor in these differences.

Collections use the Quilt Index's online entry forms to enter and manage their quilt information and images. View sample web entry forms.

Collections

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