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The Quilt Index and AIDS Memorial Quilt Receive NEH Grant

04 March on Announcements, Grants, Quilts

The Quilt Index and the AIDS Memorial Quilt Digital Archive have been awarded over $320,000 from the Digital Humanities Implementation Grants program at the National Endowment for the Humanities. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is one of the […]


MSU Museum Receives Donation of Kyra Hick’s Contemporary African American Quilt History Research

27 February on Museum, Quilts

The quilt history collections at Michigan State University Museum have recently become an even more important repository for research and education. Kyra E. Hicks of Arlington, Virginia has gifted the Michigan State University Museum with her research papers associated with […]


MSU Museum Credits MATRIX in New Quilt Exhibit

17 September on Multimedia & Digital Archives, Quilts

The MSU Museum (MSUM) is currently featuring an exhibit entitled “Patterns of Inquiry: Quilts in Research and Education.” The exhibit talks at length about how quilts— in addition to their traditional use as bed coverings— are used to tell stories, […]

The Quilt Index Goes International With the Addition of Quilt Records From the Royal Alberta Museum

16 May on Announcements, Digitization, Project Highlights, Quilts, Uncategorized

 MATRIX is pleased to announce that The Quilt Index, one of our primary collaborations, has succeeded in becoming one of the first international online quilt and quilt ephemera repositories with their recent posting of historic quilts from the Royal Alberta […]

Quilt Index Surveying International Collections

21 March on Cultural Heritage Informatics, Grants, Quilts

The Quilt Index launched a survey today to gather descriptions of quilt collections across the globe. The survey is part of a collaborative planning process to expand the Index, funded by the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services. The […]

Quilt Index Gets Grant to Plan a Global Future

29 September on Grants, Project Highlights, Quilts

  ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA and EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN -September 27, 2010. The Quilt Index, an online archive of more than 50,000 documented quilts, plans to begin adding quilts from outside the United States to its robust database.  To design a […]


04 August on Announcements, Grants, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Quilts

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the primary source of federal support for the nation’s museums and libraries, announces that 13 institutions are receiving National Leadership Collaborative Planning Grants (NLG) totaling $763,715. Grantees will contribute $491,995 in matching […]

MSU Museum Symposium on Quilt History Collections and Research, Oct. 8-10

20 July on Conferences, Quilts

Michigan State University Museum announces a major event this fall: “Unpacking Collections: The Legacy of Cuesta Benberry and a Symposium on Using Quilt History Collections,” to explore the connections between using collections in making or studying quilts. The symposium is […]

Quilt Index website expands

24 November on Announcements, Quilts

The Quilt Index, quiltindex.org, the world’s foremost online resource for images and metadata about historic and contemporary quilts, has just launched its website upgrade. Thanks to funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the site now provides access to records […]