- Sally Garoutte founded the organization in Mill Valley, California, in 1980. What began as a small group has grown into a unique and highly respected international organization.
- Goal: to preserve the story of quiltmaking - past, present, and future
- Has become the major source for information about the study of quilts, quiltmakers, related textiles, and processes
Programs & Activities
- Quarterly publication, Blanket Statements, featuring at least one major research article
- Annual Seminar on quilt research in different venues throughout the U.S.
- Uncoverings, annual research journal, which contains papers presented at the Seminar
- Mentoring programs for publication and presentation
- Biennial Quilt Study where members learn the story and technique of a quilt and make a small replica or interpretation of it.
- Traveling exhibit of selected quilts from the Biennial Quilt Study
- Publication of 5 Technical Guides on quilt documentation, preservation, and research
- Annual membership directory which provides networking opportunities for researchers
- Yahoo Discussion List and Facebook page where members discuss research and projects
Projects to be Funded
- Support of research presentations at our Annual Seminar
- Research study grants to encourage quilt researchers
- Endowment grants specific to outreach projects that advance the mission of American Quilt Study Group
- Scholarships for researchers who wish to attend our Annual Seminar
- Ongoing publication of Uncoverings, Technical Guides, Quilt Study Books, and special publications