To continue the Quilt Alliance’s goal of documenting American quilts it offers the opportunity for makers to tell the story of their quilts at places quilters gather. I am a fan of their mission, which is found on the linked website above and states:
Quilt Alliance is a nonprofit 501c3 organization established in 1993 whose mission is to document, preserve, and share our American quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about our nation’s diverse peoples and their communities.
In support of this mission, the Alliance brings together quilt makers and designers, the quilt industry, quilt scholars and teachers, and quilt collectors to further the following goals:
- to promote the understanding of the quilt as an important American grassroots art form
- to make information about quilts available to a broad public
- to educate Americans about the importance of documenting quilts and quiltmakers so that their stories will not be lost
I am always so sad when you find a nice quilt in a secondhand store and there is no indication of who made it or why! I love that this organization is working to document historic as well as contemporary quilts!