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International Quilts on the Quilt Index: The Beginnings

In 2010, the Quilt Index received a National Leadership Planning Grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services to begin planning for the internationalization of the Index. This involved creating and disseminating a survey on global quilt collections, creating an international portal on the QI Wiki, forming an international advisory board, and convening virtual workshops to introduce global museums to the Quilt Index, and taking stock of the international quilts already on the QI through various American contributors, most notably the Michigan State University Museum and the National Quilt Museum.

These two contributors’ international quilt records are presented here, listed by the country in which the quilt was made. We have now added our first international contributor’s records to the Index, those of the South Africa Quilt History Project (these records are not reflected in this gallery). The Quilt Index is now poised to add additional quilt records from museums and documentation projects around the world.

Australia
Dancing at Netherfield
Flower Pot in a Cottage Garden
Enigma 3
Renaissance Revival

Belgium
Sun Bathing Blue Tit

Canada
Can't Piece Geese. Can Do A Loose Goose.
Petroglyphs
Delectable Mountains
North Carolina Lily
Strawberries and Flowers
Tree of Peace
Lone Star

Chile
Arpillera

China
Copy of Harriet Powers’ Bible Quilt
Sweet Dreams Addy
Chinese Quilt

France
It’s Not Summer Yet

Italy
Sicilian Wholecloth

Japan
Mandala of Flowers
Blue Earth
Rose Garden

Netherlands
Stella Antigua

Nigeria
African Colors
Midnight Sky
Nigerian Quilt

Pakistan
Patchwork with Chopar Design
Patchwork with Small Squares
Patchwork with Eleven Diamond pattern
Traditional Everyday Patchwork
Old Appliquéd Ralli
Rahim Yar Khan
New Design Ralli
Badin Dowry Ralli
Cholistan Appliqué and Patchwork
Landowner Appliqué Ralli
Embellished Appliqué and Embroidered Ralli
Lassi Ralli
Red and Blue Embroidered Ralli
Brown Embroidered Ralli
Black Embroidered
Saami Ralli

Saudi Arabia
Pop Stars
Lime Light

South Africa
Nine Patch and Snowball
Intombi
Venda Folk Tale
Portraits of South African Women
Ingubo Entle

Tanzania
Colours of Africa

United Kingdom
Goato and Friends
Flower Power

Zimbabwe
Sarai Mugare Community Quilt
Embroidered Animals
Petrol Queue

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