Support free access to images, stories, and information about quilts and their makers, past and present, with your dedicated donation to the Quilt Index.
The Quilt Index is a free, open access project of Matrix, Michigan State University Museum and the Quilt Alliance.
Contributions to the Quilt Index are tax-deductible through Michigan State University Museum.
Secure Online Donations
Printable Contribution Form
Help: Click on the links above to fill out either an "Online Contribution
Form" or a "Printable Contribution Form". The "Online Form" registers you
using a secure server and your credit card information. Alternatively you
can send a check or money order made out to the Quilt Index, along with
the completed "Printable Contribution Form" to The Quilt Index, Michigan
State University Museum, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1045. If you have
any questions, comments, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes: A separate entry form is needed for each contribution.
To be able to read the printable forms, you must have Adobe Acrobat or
How do your funds help?
They ensure the day-to-day management of the project as well as to
underwrite the continual development of new tools and resources to make
the Quilt Index even more useful to users.
How is the on-going addition of quilts and major new initiatives
New additions of individual quilts and quilt collections is supported by
grants and by contracts with and donations from institutions and
individuals who hold collections. The Quilt Index management team is
constantly seeking grant support to advance new major directions of the
Where did the funding come from to initially develop the Index?
The initial development of The Quilt Index was made possible through major
grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute
for Museum and Library Services plus the in-kind contributions of the
Michigan State University Museum, The Alliance for American Quilts, and
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online.
See copies of initial grants and grant reports.
How is the Index supported now?
The Quilt Index is a joint project of The Alliance for American Quilts,
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at
Michigan State University and the Michigan State University Museum.
Currently the primary funds to support the Index come from grants with
additional support from donors like you.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes. Michigan State University is a 501(c)3 organization and contributions
to the Quilt Index qualify for a charitable tax deduction as well as
recognition in Michigan State University's donor societies.
Can I contribute directly through payroll deduction?
If you are an MSU employee, you may contribute directly through payroll
Is my donation eligible for a corporate matching gift program?
Contributions may also be eligible for some employee corporate matching-
gift programs. Matching gift forms may be sent to The Quilt Index,
Michigan State University Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing,
Interested in Planned Giving options? More questions?
Contact Marsha MacDowell, Director, The Quilt Index