Oregon Quilt Project

Quilt Speaker

The coordinator of the Quilt Index, Beth Donaldson, will be in Portland in mid-February.  We have persuaded her to make a presentation on the Index and its uses.  The talk is open to the public at no charge.

Saturday, February 18, 1:30-3 pm, First Methodist Church, 1838 S.W. Jefferson St., Portland

See the flyer

Plenty of parking behind the church, and there are TriMet bus and light rail stops at 18th. Tea and cookies will be served.  

If you want to learn more about this amazing project, and the many ways it can be used, please join us!

More quilts to Index
Thanks to grants and donations from a number of foundations and individuals, we have been able to pay the hourly salary of part-time employees to enter Oregon quilts onto the Quilt Index.
We continue to accept donations to the Oregon Quilt Project (see How to Become Involved on our website) and are currently trying to match a generous $9,780 grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission.  Most of the money from this grant is used to add more quilts to the Index, so everyone can enjoy and appreciate the quilts made or brought to Oregon.

Volunteers conducting a DocDay

Check out our Calendar for our events!

News - Winter, 2016

The Oregon Quilt Project, which began in 2009, is heading into the final two years of its efforts to document a wide spectrum of quilts in Oregon, vintage and modern.  We are putting dates on our calendar for  public documentation events (“Doc Days”) for the coming year, so see the Calendar on our website.  We have our first two DocDays scheduled (Lakeview in March; Lake Oswego in April), so if your community is interested in an event, contact us right away at our email address,


This Quilt Index,  a project of the Quilt Alliance, is housed at Michigan State University in Lansing.  The website currently contains 70,000 documented on its website (600 from Oregon) which anyone can access, at no charge, 24 hours/day! 

In addition to the histories of quilts and their makers, it is a valuable resource for historians, museums and quilters.  For instance, want to know how a vintage quilt top should be quilted or finished?  Just search the QI by pattern name and era and see what choices others have made. Search by a quilt-makers name – perhaps one of their quilts was recorded in the documentation project of another state.  


Looking for variations on a well known quilt pattern?  Search by pattern name (you might be surprised how many different “Rose of Sharon”  quilts have been made).

We hope to see you and your wonderful quilts at one of our DocDays, very soon! And at the Beth Donaldson's Talk on the Quilt Index on February 18.