Living artists and collectors – or families and friends who have inherited a body of work from a loved one - can add these special collections to the Index where the quilts, photos and information about the maker/owner, and the associated stories about and ephemera related to the making, collecting, and use of the quilts will be virtually kept together in perpetuity.
The Quilt Index Legacy Project provides a place where images and descriptions of quilts, artist biographies, artist statements, and the stories about the collections and the individual quilts, images of ephemera, audio and videotaped interviews, and links to YouTube videos and other related websites are stored in a secure environment. The contents of each Legacy Project are added to the Quilt Index and, with the Quilt Index robust user tools, can be explored in relationship to more than 80,000 other quilts and stories from around the world.
Each Quilt Index Legacy Project is provided with a unique URL and a secure space where the individual artist, collector, or a project manager (friend or family member) is provided with training so that these histories and collections can continue to grow as more quilts and stories are made or collected or documented.
Contact the Quilt Index for more information: https://quilti.dev.matrix.msu.edu/about/contact/
Chicago, Illinois, United States
The Mary Gasperik Quilts consist of 80+ quilts made in Chicago at the height of the quilt revival of the 1930s and 40s. Nearly all quilts are still owned by her descendants who generously supported this online project spearheaded by grand-daughter Susan Salser.
Kansas, United States
My goal has been, and continues to be, to find and collect, preferably in original form, everything that has ever been published about quilts and quiltmaking, with an emphasis on the identities, sources, and evolution of published quilt designs throughout the 19th century and the first three quarters of the 20th century.