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Quilt Documentation projects, listed alphabetically by state, with summary information and links. (Updated January 2013) See also: Quilt Documentation Projects and Quilt Collections. Edits and corrections welcome. Contact Quilt Index.

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National Survey

National Quilt Registry - 1975

Brief project begun in 1970s and advertised in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, 66 records, housed at MSU Museum.

Alabama

Alabama Quilt Search Project

(1987 – present); approximately 3,000 quilt records, housed at Birmingham Museum of Art

Alaska

Alaska Quilt Survey

(1992-1998); 1,530 total quilt records

Arizona

Arizona Quilt Project

(1986); 2,774 total quilt records, housed at Arizona Historical Society

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project

(1995-present); approximatly 800 quilt records currently housed at the Sharlot Hall Museum. They are currently documenting quilts and entering them in the Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=67-EE-0

Arkansas

Arkansas--Arkansas Quilter's Guild

(1987); housed at Historic Arkansas Museum

Arkansas Regional Survey--Rogers Historical Museum

(1983); 264 total quilt records, housed at Rogers Historical Museum

California

California Heritage Quilt Project

(1983); approximately 3,300 quilt records, housed at American Quilt Research Center, LA County Museum of Art

Colorado

Colorado Historical Documentation c/o The Colorado Quilting Council

(1985 - present); approximately 10,000 quilt records, housed at The Colorado Quilting Council, Inc

Connecticut

Connecticut Quilt Search Project

(1991 - present); approximately 3,200 quilt records, housed at Connecticut Historical Society, Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=47-AF-0

Delaware

Delaware Folklife Project

(1984); 150 total quilt records, housed at Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village

Delware Quilt Documentation Project

(2006 - present); Quilt Index Contributor: forthcoming

Florida

Florida Quilt Heritage Project

(1987); approximately 5,000 quilt records, housed at The Museum of Florida History

Florida: Sunshine State Quilters Association

"Florida Quilt Project" (2009-2012); Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=53-D2-0

Georgia

Georgia Quilt Project

(1988 - present); approximately 8,500 quilt records, housed at The Atlanta History Center

Hawaii

Hawaiian Quilt Research Project

(1990-2001); approximately 1,200 quilt records and 1,500 quilt patterns, Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=15-B1-0

Idaho

Idaho

(1988); 660 total quilt records, housed at Idaho State Historical Library

Illinois

Illinois Quilt Research Project

(1986, 1988-1991, 2001 - present); approximately 18,809 quilt records, housed at Illinois State Museum, Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=16-B2-0

Indiana

Indiana Quilt Registry Project

(1987-1989); 8,400 total quilt records, housed at Indiana State Museum, Quilt Index Contributor: forthcoming

Iowa

Iowa Quilt Research Project

(1988); 2,558 total quilt records, housed at State Historical Society of Iowa, Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=18-C5-0

Kansas

Kansas Quilt Project

(1986); 13,107 total quilt records; housed at Kansas Museum of History, Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=19-B3-0

Kentucky

Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society Quilt Registry

Housed at Western Kentucky University

Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc.

(1980-1982); 1,000 total quilt records, housed at University of Louisville Archives and Record Center, Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=1A-B4-0

Louisiana

Louisiana Regional Folklife Program

(1987); approximately 2,500 quilt records, housed at Louisiana State Department of Archives, Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=1B-B6-0

Maine

Maine Quilt Heritage

(1986 - present); 1,300 total quilt records, housed at New England Quilt Museum, Quilt Index Contributor: forthcoming

Maryland

Maryland

(1988-1989, 2006-2007); 343 total quilt records

Massachusetts

MASS Quilts: The Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project

(1994 - present); approximately 5,922 quilt records, housed at New England Quilt Museum, Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=21-BD-0

Michigan

Michigan Quilt Project

(1984 - present); approximately 9,000 quilt records, housed at Michigan State University Museum, Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=1E-B9-0

Minnesota

Minnesota Quilt Project

(1987 - present); approximately 4,000 quilt records, housed at Minnesota Historical Society, Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=49-BA-0

Mississippi

Mississippi Heritage Quilt Search Project

(1995-1997); 1,769 total quilt records, housed at Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Missouri

Missouri Heritage Quilt Project

(1983); approximately 800 quilt records, housed at Missouri State Historical Society

Missouri: Cass County Quilt Project

(2010 - present); approximately 90 quilt records, housed at Cass County Historical Society

Missouri: Quilts of Missouri

(2011 - present) New project beginning with documentation of quilts at the University of Missouri.

Montana

Montana Historic Quilt Project

(1987 - present); approximately 490 quilt records, housed at Montana Historical Society Archives

Nebraska

Nebraska Quilt Project (Lincoln Quilter's Guild)

(1985); approximately 3,000 quilt records, housed at University of Nebraska Lincoln, Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=57-BC-0

Nevada

Nevada State Heritage Quilt Project

(1987 - present); approximately 3,000 quilt records, housed at Nevada Historical Society - Reno

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Quilt Documentation Project

(1988 - present); two phases; approximately 1,000 quilt records

New Jersey

New Jersey Quilt Project or Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey

(1986); 2,619 total quilt records, housed at Rutgers University Special Collections and Archives, Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=4A-BE-0

New Mexico

New Mexico Heritage Quilt Search

(1987); 950 total quilt records

New Mexico Quilt Documentation Project

(1985); approximately 1,000 quilt records, housed at Museum of International Folk Art

New Mexico Survey of Hispanic Quiltmaking

(1991); 187 total quilt records

New York

New York State Quilt Project

(1985); approximately 6,000 quilt records, housed at American Folk Art Museum

North Carolina

North Carolina: Quiltmaking Traditions in Selected Areas of North Carolina

(1977); 450 total quilt records

North Carolina Quilt Project

(1985); 10,106 total quilt records, housed at North Carolina Museum of History, Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=4B-BF-0

North Dakota

North Dakota Quilt Research Project

(1986 - present); 3,521 total quilt records, housed at State Historical Society, Bismarck

Ohio

Ohio Quilt Research Project

(1984); approximately 7,000 quilt records, housed at Ohio Historical Society

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Quilt Research Project

(1984); approximately 4,000 quilt records, housed at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Oklahoma Folklife Center Family Quilts Survey

Oregon

Oregon

(2010 - present)

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

In the state of Pennsylvania, documentation projects have been held on a county-by-county basis.

Western Pennsylvania Quilt Documentation

(2009-present); 10 counties of southwestern Pennsylvania (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland), Beaver County Historical Research & Landmarks Foundation. Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=58-C8-0

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Quilt Documentation Project

(1992 - present); 889 total quilt records, housed at University of Rhode Island Department of Textiles, Fashion, Merchandising, and Design, Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=4D-C1-0

South Carolina

South Carolina Quilt Project

(1983-1985); approximately 2,600 quilt records, housed at McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina

South Dakota

South Dakota Quilt Documentation Project

(2004)

Tennessee

Quilts of Tennessee

(1983 - present); 2,020 total quilt records, housed at Tennessee State Library and Archives, Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=4C-C0-0

Texas

Texas Quilt Search Project, Texas Heritage Quilt Society

(1984); 3,500 total quilt records, housed at Center for American History, University of Texas-Austin, Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=4F-C6-0

Utah

Utah Quilt Heritage Corporation

(10 years); approximately 2,200 quilt records, housed at University of Utah

Vermont

Vermont Quilt Search

(1988); approximately 1,100 quilt records

Virginia

Virginia Quilt Research Project

(1987 - present); 3,412 total quilt records, housed at Virginia Quilt Museum

Virginia (Northern)

(1985); approximately 1,000 quilt records, housed at Virginia Quilt Museum

Washington

Quilt Heritage Washington State

(1988 - present); approximately 7,500 quilt records, housed at Yakima Valley Museum

Washington, D.C.

Made in DC Quilt Search

(1987); 415 total quilt records

West Virginia

West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search, Inc.

(1990 - present); approximately 4,000 quilt records, housed at West Virginia Department of Archives and History, Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=50-C7-0

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Quilt History Project

(1988 - present); approximately 7,000 quilt records, housed at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=42-CA-0

Wyoming

Wyoming Contemporary Quilt Registration

Wyoming Quilt Project

(1994-1995); 2,300 total quilt records, Quilt Index Contributor: http://www.quiltindex.org/contributor.php?kid=51-CB-0

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