Indiana Quilt Registry Project

The Indiana Quilt Registry Project, Inc. (IQRP) was formed in 1986 to actively engage in the documentation of quilts and quilters, both past and present. The IQRP is headquartered at the Indiana State Museum. Over 6400 quilts were registered under the leadership of Marilyn Goldman (Secretary IQRP) and Marguerite Wiebusch (Documentation Chair IQRP). The project was supported by public donations and through memberships and group sponsorships of registry days throughout the state of Indiana. Quilting groups, historical societies, and quilt shops, as well as interested individuals, participated. The Cummings Engine Company, the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Indiana State Museum, and the National Quilting Association were ardent supporters of IQRP's efforts.

The first phase of the project was the gathering of data from all over the state. This was done at the nineteen Registry Days held between April 1987 and April 1989. Local groups co-sponsored the activity by underwriting the expenses and providing staff. Expenses for photography, hall and table rental, and publicity were financed from donations, raffles, bake sales, sales of "I Love Indiana Quilts" pins and magnets, and Indiana Rose applique block kits.

--Traci Cromwell, 12/1/2015.

The Indiana Quilt Registry Project includes collections from these museums:
Boone County Historical Society
Cass County Historical Society Museum
Clay County Museum
Delaware County Historical Alliance
Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science
Henry County Historical Museum
Indiana State Museum
Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Jay County Historical Society
Johnson County Historical Museum
Kosciusko County Historical Society
Lake Station Historical Society
Minnetristra Gathering Place
Monroe County Museum
P.H. Sullivan Museum
Tippecanoe County Historical Association
Vigo County Historical Society
Wabash County Museum

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