Welcome to our exclusive set of Image Resource Guides (IRG), an encyclopedic online downloadable reference repository housing information about each image seen in every episode of Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics, a nine-part documentary series.

This complete catalogue is ideal for instructors in the classroom, art lovers and quilt lovers alike, and the uninitiated viewer.  It is the first-of-its-kind, complete catalogue of all of the quilts and photographs featured in each of the nine episodes.  Simply click the links listed below.

To expand the research potential of the Image Resources Guides, we are looking for a grant or an institution to fund making the IRGs searchable through Google.  For more information please contact us at or 502-897-3819.

Image Resource Guides

   Episode 1 – Quilts 101: Antique & Contemporary


   Episode 2 – Quilts Bring History Alive


   Episode 3 – The Quilt Marketplace


   Episode 4 – What is Art?


   Episode 5 – Gee’s Bend: “The Most Famous Quilts in America?”


   Episode 6 – How Quilts have been Viewed and Collected


   Episode 7 – Empowering Women One Quilt at a Time


   Episode 8 – Quilt Nation – 20,000,000 and Counting!


   Episode 9 – Quilt Scholarship: Romance and Reality