The Alliance for American Quilts

Quilts are an important part of the heritage of the United States. Throughout our history, quilters have told their personal stories and the nation’s story in quilts. Quilters were especially prolific during the American Civil War and many quilts which commemorate fallen soldiers survive.

Frequently these historical quilts have wound up hidden away in attics, often under poor conditions which could lead to their deterioration. The Alliance for American Quilts is an organization dedicated to preserving America’s quilting heritage. The Alliance strives to preserve not only the quilts themselves, but the stories behind the quilts.

It does so through several projects: Boxes under the Bed, Quilt Treasures, Quilter’s Save Our Stories, and the Quilt Index

The University of Texas at Austin and Michigan State University partner with the Alliance in some of these efforts.