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Measuring Quilts,  Quilts of Tennessee Documentation Day,  Photo Credit: Merikay Waldvogel The Quilt Index is an online research and reference tool designed to provide unprecedented access to contextual information and images of quilts held in private and public collections. It is a joint project of The Quilt Alliance, MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University and the Michigan State University Museum in collaboration with an array of individual and institutional contributors.

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 and internationally;
    * images and information on quilts in museums, libraries, and private collections;
    * 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.

Quilts of Tennessee Documentation Days, Photo credit:  Jan Wilkins

Quilts of Tennesse Documentation Days
Photos by Jan Willkins

The first collections included in the INDEX were quilt documentation projects in Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan and Illinois.

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