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Help support the center and be a part of the world's first virtual fundraising quilt!
With a contribution of $25.00, your name will be added to a virtual quilt piece.
Watch the quilt grow in cyberspace!


About this quilt...

The design of this cyberspace quilt is based on the Churn Dash quilt made by Martha Marian Lovina Hoskins Spencer, in 1893 in the collection of Michigan State University Museum.

About the tradition of quilts and fundraising...
For decades, individuals (mostly women) have raised funds for worthwhile causes through selling, raffling or auctioning off whole quilts. Women have also made subscription quilts, whereby individuals pay a sum of money for the privilege of having their name inked or embroidered on to a quilt square.


View the quilt...
Full Size Virtual Quilt  

The names of all donors are visible on the quilt within their respective quilt blocks.

About our worthwhile cause...

Expanding, caring for, and using the collections all demand substantial financial support. While Michigan State University provides the basic space and utilities for the collections, the majority of the additional costs must be raised through grants and donations. The generous support of individuals and organizations are critical to the quilt collection maintenance and the center's activities.

How to contribute?

Online Form Ready to use
Printable Form Ready to use

Help: Click on the links above to fill out either an Online Entry Form or a Printable Entry Form. The Online Form registers you using a secure server and your credit card information. The Printable Form requires you to fill out, print, and send in your registration along with a check or money order. If you have any questions, comments, please email: quilts@museum.msu.edu

Note: A separate entry form is needed for each contribution.

To be able to read the printable forms, you must have Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. Download here.



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