The Quilt Alliance is for:
Traditional quilters, hand quilters, longarm quilters, art quilters, modern quilters, paper piecing quilters, embroidering quilters, mixed media quilters, hobbyist quilters, beginning quilters, professional quilters, driven-24-7-365 quilters or once-in-a-while quilters with a not-so-modest stash (you know who you are). All quilters should know about, use and support the Quilt Alliance.
Quilt Alliance Core projects include:
Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories (Q.S.O.S.): http://www.
Grassroots oral history project preserving the stories of today’s quiltmakers from all over the US and abroad. More than 1,000 interviews with today’s quiltmakers currently on the Alliance website and archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Go Tell It at the Quilt Show!, https://www.youtube.
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A new oral history project designed to capture the stories of quilts where quiltmakers gather. The formula for Go Tell It! is simple: one person talking about one quilt in front of one video camera for three minutes. Unlike our Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories project where the interviewee must be a quiltmaker, the Go Tell It! interviewee profile is much broader.
Quilt Alliance Partner projects include:
The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.
An online database of more than 54,000 quilt records bringing new access to detailed information and images of quilts from museums, historical societies, guilds, documentation projects and private collections.
Partners: MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University and the Michigan State University Museum.
Quilt Treasures, http://www.
Multi-media portraits profiling key quilt revival pioneers including quiltmakers, historians, collectors, teachers, and business leaders.
MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University and the Michigan State University Museum.
Annual Quilt Contest
Since 2006 quilters from the U.S. and abroad have donated more than 650 quilts for our annual contest and auction. All quilts tour nationally and are documented in The Quilt Index before being sold to the highest bidder via online auction. The 2014 QA contest is “Inspired By.” Find out more here.
Fundraising and Educational Events
Quilters Take Manhattan: the Quilt Alliance presents this annual fundraising & educational event in New York City’s Garment District each fall. The 4th annual QTM weekend takes place September 19-21, 2014 with our anchor event on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Amy Butler will headline and attendees will enjoy a presentation by Moda’s founder and CEO Mark Dunn, Go Tell It! interviews with art, traditional and modern quilters, an exhibition of gorgeous quilts, vendors, make and take activities, and our own Quilt Match Manhattan design throw down. QTM attendees can also sign up for garment district tours, a Broadway outing, workshops at The City Quilter, and a quilt presentations at a major museum throughout the weekend. Like the QTM Facebook page to stay up to date on details.
Not Fade Away: Sharing Quilt Stories in the Digital Age: our biannual educational conference in Herndon, Virginia for all who care about documenting, preserving and sharing the stories of quilts and their makers. The inaugural Not Fade Away event in 2013 was held in conjunction with the Sacred Threads Exhibition and included a keynote speech by Janneken Smucker, Q.S.O.S. interview with Jinny Beyer, Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! interviews with local quilters and a curators' panel discussion. The 2nd annual NFA event will be held on July 15, again in Herndon and in partnership with Sacred Threads.
Then join us online or by mail-in form.