Application Steps and Timeline For 2021

American Quilt Study Group

2021 Quilt Study

Framed Center/Medallion Quilts: History of a Style

Early Reservation

January 2, 2019 - May 1, 2019:  Early Reservations Accepted.

Participant Application and Release (Form 1): This form is the first step to hold a place in the 2020 Quilt Study. It includes participant identification(s) and release statement(s) that allow the created study quilt and accompanying information to be used for exhibits and publications by AQSG and AQSG sponsored organizations.  This form must be completed by each member of a group project.

Early reservations for the quilt study will be accepted in the order of date sent, either by email date or USPS postmark. Participants have until May 1, 2019 to complete their early reservation application by completing Form 2 and submitting a high-resolution image. See below.

Complete the application

Owner Permission to Use Historic Quilt and Image (Form 2):  Participants use this form to get permission from the legal owner of the framed center/medallion quilt or quilt related textile to use it and an image as part of the AQSG Quilt Study, including the use of images in exhibits or publications. The owner may be an individual or an institution such as a museum.  Participants will be assigned a “participant number” after Form 1, Form 2 and image have been received.

Image of Historic Quilt: The image of the historic quilt or quilt-related textile will be used on the AQSG exhibit card and may be included in other publications that result from the 2021 Quilt Study. Please submit a high-resolution image of the entire textile, well lighted, and viewed straight-on. Low resolution “thumbnail” photos from websites are not acceptable.

Obtaining museum permission and an image can be time consuming and can affect your ability to use a particular quilt.  If you are selecting a museum quilt you should initiate the permission request as soon as the framed center/medallion quilt you plan to use has been selected.

If a museum has its own Museum Permission to Use form, it can be accepted, subject to review and approval of the Study Quilt Committee.

       May 1, 2019: Complete applications due for early reservation holders.
       May 1, 2019 to April 1, 2021:  Rolling Applications accepted.

After May 1, 2019, participants will be accepted “first come, first serve”, based on receipt of the complete application package.

Application packages from all interested AQSG members will continue to be accepted until April 1, 2021 or until a maximum of 50 participants have submitted complete application packages.  Complete application packages must be postmarked or e-mailed no later than April 1, 2021.  A “waiting list” will be created for any applications over the maximum of 50.

Complete Written Statement

April 1, 2021:  Written Statement Deadline

Please note change to these criteria as of the 2021 study:  There will no longer be a form to submit with your written statement.  However, please include the information below at the top of your written statement document:

  1. Name of the Study Quilt
  2. Your Name
  3. Your Participant Number
  4. U.S. Dollar Value of your Study Quilt (Valuation may be determined by appraisal, insurance, or personal estimate.  This information will not be published.)

The Written Statement must be provided as a Word compatible document either as an email attachment or on a disk sent through the regular mail. The Written Statement summarizes the participant’s study experience translating the framed center/medallion quilt to their study quilt and what was learned in the process.  The statement will be reproduced on the AQSG Exhibit card that will accompany the quilt at all exhibits and may be used in publications.

Please mail all forms, images and written statement to the Quilt Study Committee either as an attachment in an email to or by USPS mail to:

Lee Ellsworth
5678 Meehl Rd.
North East, PA 16428

If you have questions, you may contact Lee Ellsworth at the above addresses or by phone 814-823-9354 or Jill Meszaros at 814-398-8719 or by emailing