Mission Statement

The American Quilt Study Group establishes and promotes the highest standards for interdisciplinary quilt-related studies, providing opportunities for study, research, and the publication of work that advance the knowledge of quilts and related subjects.

In War Time: A Study of Civil War Era Quilts 1850 - 1865 by the American Quilt Study

In War Time


Our self-published book showcasing our 2014 Study Quilts is here! Completed by a small group of volunteers, this book features all 50 of the study quilts that were displayed at the 2014 Seminar along with photos of the inspiration quilts and the written statements.

You can order your copy of the book through Amazon – don't forget to use Amazon Smile,
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-0813103, selecting American Quilt Study Group to help support us!

The book is available for $21.95.

Seminar 2015

Indiana Wreath



Indiana, “Crossroads of the Nation” and birthplace of AQSG’s founder, Sally Garoutte, welcomes you! Come and explore with us, through our Paper Presentations, Special Events, Study Centers, Tours, & Quilts!!!




2014 Civil War Era Quilt Study

A Quilt For James

Fifty Quilts were exhibited at AQSG Seminar held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in September 2014. The 2014 Quilt Study theme was Civil War Quilts. All inspiration quilts were required to be identifiable as a 'Civil War Quilt' defined as a quilt made between the years 1850-1865 for purpose of this Quilt Study. It is up to each Participant to determine their own construction methods for their projects based upon information available about the original quilt. The Study Quilts are limited to a 200” perimeter.

Uncoverings 2014 now Available!

UC 2014

Each year AQSG publishes an annual journal of the papers presented at our Seminar. Uncoverings premiers essays that represent the most recent advances in quilt and related research. Featured papers have covered areas such as cultural roles associated with quilting and quilters, period analysis of quilting, and studies on quilt media. The softbound volume includes both color and black and white illustrations.

You can order by downloading this form or you can see all of the available Uncoverings here.

Past & Present Circa 1825 Challenge

Circa 1825

The American Quilt Study Group in collaboration with In the Beginning Fabrics is sponsoring a challenge with a new fabric line circa 1825. We challenge you to create your interpretation of the theme!

Please click here for more information!

A Study of Early 20th Century Colonial Revival Quilts


Revival!: A Study of Early 20th Century Colonial Revival Quilts by the American Quilt Study Group is now available. It can be purchased from Kansas City Stars books at www.pickledish.com or from your local quilt shops. Patterns are included for 10 of the 28 study quilts. A percentage of the proceeds will go to help support AQSG. Get your copy now!



You can now become a fan of the American Quilt Study Group on Facebook!

You can now download PDF's of the AQSG bookmark and postcard template!
AQSG bookmark template with lines.
AQSG bookmark template without lines.
AQSG postcard template with lines.
AQSG postcard template without lines.