Museum of the American Quilter's Society
The Museum of the American Quilter's Society (MAQS) is a non-profit charitable institution established to educate the local, national, and international public about the art, history, and heritage of quilt making, including the diversity of quilts and their makers. This mission is accomplished through quality professional exhibits of new and antique quilts and related archival materials; through workshops, conferences, and publications; through educational activities; and through the development and exhibit of the museum's own collection.
The MAQS Founders Collection, has become an ever-developing documentation of the quiltmaking revival that has flourished in the 1980's, 1990's, and is sure to continue as the new century unfolds. The core of the collection includes quilts donated by the Schroeders (founders of the museum) and the AQS Quilt Show & Contest purchase award winners donated through the American Quilter's Society. Also included are a number of other donations and purchases. The collection currently includes over 200 quilts, the work of over 182 quilt makers. The works in the collection were made from 1980 on.