Acquisitions


A well-researched and strategically targeted collections plan guides the acquisitions activity of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. The museum's Acquisitions Committee directs the growth of the collections. Committee members are guided by a collections plan, which outlines the collection's strengths and weaknesses. This helps committee members identify priority areas for collecting, as well as areas where the center has significant representation. Acceptance of a quilt is determined by a majority vote of Acquisitions Committee members.

Decisions are based on documentation of the quiltmaker, date and location made, the historic value of the quilt, the fit of the quilt in the collection, the condition of the quilt and the outlined collecting goals.

The museum has expanded its art and international collections in recent years. Telling the global story of quilts is an important part of our mission. We are building a collection which reflects quilt making traditions from around the world.


Donating a Quilt

If you are interested in donating a quilt to the collection, complete the form below to the best of your ability. Because of the high volume of donation offers we receive, please allow 4-6 weeks for a response.

Please complete one form per quilt.

Quilt Donation Information
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Condition Definitions
Poor: Fibers disintegrate or detach with the slightest movement
Fair: The piece retains some resiliency but is weakened by age and use with soiling, stairs, tears, abrasion, losses or extensive fading
Good: Resiliency remains high, no evidence of serious physical damage (though there may be stains, fading or some wear from normal use)
Excellent: No visible damage

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Photos

You must provide at least one overall photo of the quilt.

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