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.
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.
Quilt Guilds or organizations who purchase a Quilt Alliance Group Membership qualify for a 33% discount on Quilt Alliance outreach and education programming.
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.
Type of membership
New membership, Renewal
Student, Individual Friendship, Individual Album, Individual Sunburst, Individual Signature, Guild/Organization/Small Business Membership
Thanks to designer Geta Grama of Geta’s Quilting Studio, the first twenty people who joined, renewed or donated at least $30 in May received a special thank you gift. Geta generously donated twenty copies of her Secret Flower Garden quilt pattern (downloadable). If you need a reminder of when your membership expires, contact Debby Josephs. As always, you are welcome to renew early and/or for multiple years; we’ll just roll ahead your next expiration date.
All current members as of 4/30/18, and those who make a donation of $30 or more between May 1-31, will automatically be entered in our May Giveaway. Prizes provided by our partners at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum: two tea towels commemorating two quilts in the museum’s collection. IQSCM Curator of International Collections, Marin Hanson (below in the Okano exhibition), is our May StoryBee guest!
Tea towels from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum Shop: Amish Center Diamond (left) and Laurel Wreath pattern (on right).
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.