The Delaware Quilt Documentation Project is a collaborative effort between the Fashion and Apparel Studies, the University of Delaware, and the Delaware State Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to record information on the quilts currently residing in Delaware that were made before World War II and the quiltmakers who created them.
The project is designed to document the rich tradition of quiltmaking in the state of Delaware and to help preserve its legacy for future generations.
The documentations are being held at various locations throughout the state. Please check the calendar for upcoming Quilt Harvest Days.
The organizers welcome the participation of any interested quilt enthusiast who would like to become involved with the documentation. The information gathered will be submitted to The Quilt Index, a national data base on quilts maintained by The Alliance for American Quilts.
The Delaware Quilt Documentation Project has been partially funded by grants from
- The Delaware Humanities Forum, a local affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities;
- The National Quilting Association;
- the Helping Hands Quilt Guild of Dover;
- the Lady Bugs Quilt Guild of Northern Delaware, Northern Maryland and Southeastern Pennsylvania; and
- the Heartland Quilt Guild of Denton Maryland; as well as by
- gifts from private individuals.