Under a grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services, the Quilt Index began to add short essays about a variety of quilt-related topics by Quilt Index staff and invited contributors. Each essay currently consists of an unlimited text area, a side bar of featured quilt image records, and an option of embedding specific quilt, ephemera, or other images in the text area. Future plans for the Quilt Index call for adding new essays by scholars around the world.