By: Imelda G. DeGraw
Collecting quilts for museum holding differs drastically from private collecting. The private collector most often has funds for purchasing when the opportunity arises, and is at liberty to trade or sell without any administrative red tape, while most museums are dependant on donors in order to realize growth. With few exceptions, the collection is the result of gifts, a fact which makes us conscious of an obligation to recognize such generosity through this rotating display. Also it is important to continue to impress potential donors with our desires to build the collection to further national and international reputation.