The Quilt Alliance brings together a vital, active network of individuals and organizations nationwide including, but not limited to, quiltmakers, guilds, historians, folklorists, archivists, corporations, quilt shops, museums, collectors, universities, and families. This network includes you. As an alliance, we seek to celebrate and preserve quilts’ art and history, and the creativity of quiltmakers both in the past and present. Membership dues and contributions make up over 60% of our frugal operating budget and enable our mission unlike any other single source of support. You can choose from one of the membership levels below or simply make a donation of the dollar amount you choose. All memberships are renewable annually and tax-deductible.

View our Quilt Alliance Member Map to see where our members live.

National Quilting Day Thank You Gift and Giveaway

To celebrate National Quilting Day (Saturday, March 17) all members who join or renew, or make a donation of $30 or more, between March 13-25 will receive the Modern America Quilt Pattern, designed by Jerilynn Lijewski for Indygo Junction. Also, one lucky QA member or donor will win the Modern America Quilt Kit donated by Cherrywood Fabrics (featuring 12 colors of Cherrywood Hand Dyed fabrics). The drawing will be held on Monday, March 26. All current members (as of March 25), and all donors who make a gift of $30 or more between March 13-25, will be eligible to win. Contact QA Office Manager Debby Josephs if you would like to check the status of your membership.

Modern America Quilt Pattern, downloadable pdf, Retail value: $11.99; free to all new/renewing members and donors of $30+ between Mar. 13-25.

You could win a Modern Home quilt kit, retail value $93; drawing on Mar. 26. All current members and donors of $30+ between Mar. 13-25 will be automatically entered to win.

Also on Mar. 26, we’ll be giving away two annual memberships to The Quilt Show.com. The Quilt Show is the world’s first full-service interactive online video/web TV created just for quilters. With over 160,000+ registered members in over 100 countries worldwide, our mission is to educate, inspire, entertain, connect and grow the world quilting community in a fun, positive and interactive environment.



Quilt Alliance Membership: Join or Renew


  • Members receive exclusive access to StoryBee, an interview show created exclusively for our members. The twenty-minute web-based program will profile notable people who make, collect, sell, study, exhibit and/or preserve quilts.
  • All our supporters have the option to receive the Quilt Alliance eNewsletter, emailed regularly.
  • All our supporters have the option to be listed on our Supporters page—members at the $150 level and higher receive an optional professional/extended listing.
  • Members of quilt guilds or other organizations who purchase a Quilt Alliance Group Membership qualify for reduced individual membership fees (contact us for more information).
  • Members receive modest thank you gifts to help them spread the word about the Quilt Alliance. Our adorable enameled Alliance logo pin is offered at the $60+ membership levels, the logo tote bag is offered at the $90+ level and the QA logo tee is offered at the $150 level.

Additional Information

Type of membership

New membership, Renewal

Membership level

Student, Individual Friendship, Individual Album, Individual Sunburst, Individual Signature, Guild/Organization/Small Business Membership

Membership Fee Change Effective March 1, 2018

The Quilt Alliance will implement its first ever membership fee increase on March 1, 2018. Renewing members have until March 31 to renew at 2017 rates. Our membership program began in 2004, and since then, member support has enabled our lean staff, (one full time and two part-time), to maintain and grow important grassroots oral history projects, like Quilters’ S.O.S.- Save Our Stories (QSOS) and Go Tell It at the Quilt Show!

Members are welcome to purchase multi-year memberships at the current rate if they do so prior to March 31, 2018. (Select quantity to the left of the Add to Cart button).


Individual Membership

    • Student: $20
    • Friendship: $30 (current members can renew at $25 through March 31)
    • Album: $60 (current members can renew at $50 through March 31)
    • Sunburst: $90 (current members can renew at $75 through March 31)
    • Signature: $150 (current members can renew at $125 through March 31)

Guild/Organizational/Small Business Level

  • $200/year
  • Email us for more information about guild/organization/small business memberships!

New Member Benefit: StoryBee

On February 14, 2018 the Quilt Alliance introduced StoryBee, a new interview show created exclusively for our members. It’s a way for us to say “thank you!” to our members and to come together to enjoy stories from prominent quilt lovers across the country (and the world). Why StoryBee? Just like you’d bring your best thimble and your best stories to a quilt bee, we want to bring you little slices of life from across the quilt world.

The twenty-minute web-based program profiles notable people who make, collect, sell, study, exhibit and/or preserve quilts. In keeping with the Quilt Alliance mission to document, preserve and share the history of quilts, StoryBee records conversations with people from all corners of the quilt world, touring their workspace and finding out what’s on their minds. QA members can watch the videos at their convenience by logging into a new Members-Only Corner on the QA’s website (all current members receive emails when new content is available and/or when they join/renew). Watch the first StoryBee episode below, or click on the video to watch it in YouTube. You can also find teasers for all StoryBee episodes on our YouTube channel.