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International Honor Quilt Collection - Search Tips

The collection database contains images, maker submitted information, and catalog documentation for all 542 individual panels of the International Honor Quilt. It may be browsed collectively and/or searched by category or keywords using the fields listed below.  Nomenclature follows Library of Congress and Getty vocabularies where possible.

 Fields

  • IQB #: The item number assigned to each individual panel in the collection.
  • Title: The text that appears on the front panel edges, most often Honoree - City/State - Country.
  • Honoree The person, persons, group, organization, or other subject that is honored by the individual panel.
  • Type of Honoree:
    1. Individual – a named individual person (ex: Judy Chicago; Stella Martel)
    2. More than one individual – specifically identified people (ex: Edda, Lavinia, and Marianne Warth)
    3. Organization – a registered or established organization (ex: League of Women Voters; Denwar Craft Fellowship; Sarah's Inn)
    4. Group/Theme – connected by a shared activity, interest, or quality (ex: Lithuanian women; 1983 girl grdautes of Dr. E.P. Scarlett; women cooks; midwives)
    5. Religious/fictional/mythological – a character from religious text, mythology, or fiction (ex: Eve; Isis; Nancy Drew)
    6. Place – a city or region (ex: Cleveland Heights; Keota; Murray River region)
  • Location of Honoree: The location of the honored subject, if documented with the submission.
  • Contributor: The person, persons, group, or organization who submitted a panel to the collection.
  • Location of Contributor: The location of the contributor at the time of gifting the panel to the collection.
  • Date Made: The date the panel was made, if documented with the submission.
  • Biography/contributor: Information about the contributor of the panel, if documented with the submission.
  • Contributor's History/Reason for Honor: Information submitted by the contributor about the honoree or subject of the individual panel, if documented with the submission.
  • Descriptors: Keywords that are searchable terms, describing the honoree, physical panel, or content of the piece.
  • Techniques: Technical terms used in making the panel, using known industry standards when applicable. (ex: appliqué, embroidery, batik, etc.)
  • Materials: A list of materials used in making the panel. (ex: felt, cotton, plastic, etc.)
  • Measurements: The measurements of the panel, including orientation of the triangle: Up/Down, Height x Width x Left side x Right side, in centimeters.
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