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Looking for Quilts

October 13, 2015
2014.20.1

HIV Positive: Reaching for a Cure Marion Coleman MSUM#2014:20.1 Photo by Pearl Yee Wong

Do you have a quilt or quilt-related story associated with health and wellbeing?

Name a disease or illness and you will find at least one quilt related to this disease that has been made in support of personal well-being, health education, patient advocacy, memorialization of victims, and/or fundraising. For some diseases you will find not just one quilt but literally thousands as in the case of the NAMES AIDS Quilt Project. Collectively, the number of quilts made and used by individuals, their caregivers and advocates, and by health professionals around the world is in the tens of thousands. The number of quilts is staggering.

We are seeking stories and images for a book we are working on and to add to a special Quilts and Health section of the Quilt Index.

If you have a health-related quilt or quilt story, contact us by email or complete a Quilts and Health form and send us the information and images.

You may print out a form and fill it in: Quilts and Health form-to print
Or use your computer with the Quilts and Health form-to fill

Join us on the Quilts and Health Facebook page, and follow this Quilts and Health Blog.

We would like to hear from you!

Sincerely,

Beth Donaldson, Digital Cultural Collections and Coordinator, The Quilt Index (donald20@msu.edu)
Marsha MacDowell, Ph.D. Curator and Professor, Michigan State University Museum and Director, The Quilt Index
Clare C. Luz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University

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