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 quilt’s 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-deductable.

New Member Benefit: StoryBee

Introducing 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 will profile 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 will record conversations with people from all corners of the quilt world, touring their workspace and finding out what’s on their minds. QA members will be able to watch the videos at their convenience by logging into a new members-only page on the QA’s website. Watch the first StoryBee episode here or click on the video to watch it in YouTube:


February Members’ Giveaway

One lucky QA member will win this special Valentine’s Bundle, sponsored by Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts, to be drawn on March 1. All current members as of February 28 will be eligible to win.

Membership Fee Change Effective March 1, 2018

The Quilt Alliance will implement its first ever membership fee increase on March 1, 2018. 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 prior to March 1. (Select quantity to the left of the Add to Cart button).


Individual Membership

    • Student: $20 (beginning March 1)
    • Friendship: $25 ($30 after March 1)
    • Album: $50 ($60 after March 1)
    • Sunburst: $75 ($90 after March 1)
    • Signature: $125 ($150 after March 1)


Guild/Organizational/Small Business Level

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

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 $125 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 $50+ membership levels, the logo tote bag is offered at the $75+ level and the QA logo tee is offered at the $125 level.

Additional Information

Type of membership

New membership, Renewal

Membership level

$25 -Individual Friendship, $50 – Individual Album, $75 – Individual Sunburst, $125 – Individual Signature, $200 – Guild/Organization/Small Business Membership