Submit a Quilt
WELCOME TO THE QUILT INDEX COMMUNITY!
There is no Quilt Index without your quilt. There is no Quilt Index without your support. When you add your quilt and story to the Quilt Index, you join a community of thousands around the world who care about preserving the history of quiltmaking. This massive collective effort is building a remarkable resource for research, education, and inspiration about this art form and the artists who produced quilts. After you have added your quilt story and images, your piece of quilt history will be shared with others.
WHERE DO I START?
You will be using The Quilt Index Public Submission Form which asks questions about the quilt, the maker, and the owner. The form is a compilation of aspects of quilt history that are being recorded in quilt documentation projects around the world.
Prepare by gathering a measuring tape and any records on how you got the quilt or the person who made it. Download The Quilt Index Public Submission Form and fill it in. Then, copy and paste your answers into the online Quilt Index Public Submission Portal. Or, print the form and fill it in; when finished, keyboard your answers into the Quilt Index Public Submission Portal.
If you already have a system for documenting your quilts, compare your system to the Quilt Index Public Submission Form. For instance, if you use a spreadsheet to keep information on your quilts, rearrange your columns to match the order of the information on the Quilt Index Public Submission Form. This will make it easier for you to fill out the online Quilt Index form.
As you go through the online form you will see many . Click on the symbol to get hints to help you answer questions.
The JUMP TO SECTION enables you to move around the fields while adding your information.
Don’t worry if you don’t have all the answers to all of the questions. Just skip any questions you can’t answer.
Refer to The Quilt Index Guide to Documenting Quilts if you are a first time documentor or want extra help. Refer to Preparing Your Images for the Quilt Index for help with naming and sizing your images.
When you are done entering data online, hit the “Submit” button and your information will be processed by a Quilt Index staff member. You will receive an email with a link to each quilt. Whether you submit one quilt or many quilts, you can share the links with friends, family, and colleagues around the world!
WHAT IS THE HIDDEN COST?
There is no charge to upload your stories, images, and information about your quilts. We are, however, asking that individuals recognize that there are real costs to include your quilts and stories in The Quilt Index. We are suggesting a donation of $10.00 per quilt to cover those costs. Simply calculate how many quilts you have added, multiply by $10.00 per quilt, and then go to QI DONATE PAGE to submit funds in a secure online portal or to download a contribution form. If you want to provide more support beyond covering the costs of adding your quilts, we warmly welcome any additional contribution! These funds will enable The Quilt Index to maintain your data in an international digital resource that is accessible by everyone into the future.
Visit our F.A.Q for more information. If you have any additional questions, feel free to send them to us through the Quilt Index contact page to submit them.