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The Quilt Index, an MSU Museum partnership project, has earned the 2011 Electronic Reference Award from the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA).

The Quilt Index merges tradition with technology and springs from the work of a unique team of researchers and experts committed to making significant, quilt-related data widely accessible to both scholars and the general public. The Index was developed by the MSU Museum, MSU's MATRIX and the Alliance of American Quilts. Learn more:

The PCA/ACA Award for Electronic Reference is a newer award that recognizes the growth and importance of new academic formats. Annual awards also recognize books and other publications, documentary films, primary source work, women's studies. Learn more: