get Florida quilts recorded and added to the
a website & national resource center that features images and
information, provided by an array of contributors, on thousands of quilts
from documentation projects, museums, libraries, and private collections.
The Quilt Index represents
years of research and development to bring together quilt information in a
centralized online tool for education, research, and public access.
Only a few Florida quilts
are currently shown on this site because they are in other
collections...itís time to have our state represented in full!
quilts currently found in Florida can be documented...not just ones made
in this state. In the
they will be found as part of the Florida Quilt Project and
under the state of their origin (if known).
||The Florida Quilt
Project has been accepted for the Quilt Index as of July 2010!
Now the data has to be collected before the quilts go online.
Quilts documented in our Quilt Discovery Days as of May 2011 will be the
SSQA has provided the start-up fee of $3,500, for the expenses of creating
the web pages, data-entry training and other administrative costs that the
Quilt Index has when adding a new state documentation project or other
Quilt Discovery Days will cover
their own expenses, but may apply for a grant from SSQA or any other
source to help defray their costs.
||Volunteers will receive
training by the
Quilt Index, via
telephone or in a group session, to do data entry from their home
computers. How long it takes will depend on how many volunteers and how
many quilts are being entered.
You may volunteer and take the training by contacting Art
Any group is encouraged to host a Quilt
Discovery Day. Please be sure to use the proper forms and photo
requirements so the information will be easily included. Quilts may be
from any time period.
Efforts will be made to include all previous collections. Quality of the
paperwork and photos will determine if they can be used, so please go
through the collection and organize it to meet the requirements as much as
Contact the Florida
Quilt Project chairman
Nan Moore if you have
access to documentation records.
Quilts documented in the late 1980s can be
re-documented at a Quilt Discovery Day, as we do not have access to those
records at this time.
Museums & Private Collections
|Museums and private collectors may be contacted to
request access to their quilts for documentation. These quilts are usually
not brought out to Quilt Discovery Days. Small teams of 2 - 3 people may
work best in these situations.
Please contact the Project Chairman
Moore for more information.
To view or
print The Florida Quilt Project documentation form click