The Quilt Index is an online research and reference tool designed to provide unprecedented access to images of over 90,0000 quilts along with related descriptive data and stories of the quilts and quilt artists - all drawn from private and public collections from around the world. This digital humanities resource is headquartered at Michigan State University’s MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences. It was developed in partnership with the Michigan State University Museum.
Included in the Quilt Index are:
* images and information on privately held quilts compiled by
state and regional quilt documentation projects in the United States
* images and information on quilts in museums, libraries, and
* images and information on quilt-related ephemera;
* lesson plans, online exhibits, journals and essays;
* bibliographies of secondary materials relevant to quilt study; and
* finding aids developed to assist researchers with locating
hard-to-find quilt-related primary and secondary materials in public collections.
The Quilt Index represents years of research and development to bring
together quilt information in a centralized online tool for education, research,
and public access.
The first collections included in the INDEX were quilt documentation projects
in Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan and Illinois.
Quilts of Tennesse Documentation Days
Photos by Jan Willkins
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