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QSOS 20th Anniversary Corporate Sponsorship

$100.00$1,000.00

Please join us for the QSOS 20th Anniversary Fund Drive and put your company’s name by ten or more oral history interviews in the QSOS collection. Your support will underwrite the work of QA staff as they move the collection to the new QSOS website. When the new site is complete, for the first time, audio recordings of all 1,200 QSOS interviews will be available alongside the written transcripts. The QSOS collection is a collective memory spanning 20 years and now the time has come to ensure that this valuable archive is safe and even more accessible.

There are several ways to configure your support of the QSOS 20th Anniversary Drive:
Each interview sponsorship costs $25. We’re asking each business to make its best contribution based on your size and budget. We can choose the interviews you sponsor, or you may choose to sponsor interviews from your region/or specific demographic. Feel free to contact staff member Debby Josephs (admin@quiltalliance.org or 828-251-7073) to discuss these options.

Suggestions for corporate sponsors:

10 interviews: $250
20 interviews: $500
30 interviews: $750
40 interviews: $1,000

Your business will be credited on the QSOS website here when the interviews you are sponsoring are posted on the QSOS website. You will also be listed on Our Supporters page with a link to your website. 

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Did you know that the nonprofit Quilt Alliance maintains and protects the largest oral history collection about quiltmakers in the world? Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories, or QSOS for short, was founded by Quilt Alliance board members and launched in 1999 at the International Quilt Festival. The audio recordings, photos and transcripts that document over 1,200 interviews with quiltmakers are archived in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. This collection, now 20 years old, is a national treasure containing important documentation of our shared cultural heritage.

QSOS interviews include personal reactions to 9/11, hurricanes, fires, military conflicts, elections, immigration, births, deaths, weddings and funerals. And to our community, this project has even deeper meaning. QSOS is the library of our memories, our techniques, our tools, our fabrics, our gatherings, our honors, our challenges and our successes. Interviewees tell about their favorite sewing machine, their favorite thread, their favorite teachers and shops. They share techniques and describe new movements. QSOS is the only collection of its size and scope, and we need the help of our quilting community to preserve it and bring it into the 21st century.

Jinny Beyer interviewed for QSOS by Luana Rubin in 2013. Jinny talks about the quilt behind her that commemorates each life lost in the 9-11 attacks.