About the Program
The National Quilting Association, Inc., through its annual grant program, provides financial support for organizations and individuals whose projects fall within the following areas:
- Education of quiltmakers.
- Original research into the historical documentation of quilts, quiltmakers and subjects related to quiltmaking.
- Research on social history related to quilts.
- Outreach to the community through the art of quiltmaking.
Funds are not awarded for:
- Personal travel or mileage reimbursement.
- Salary or direct income to an individual. An exception to this point may be made for contract labor necessary for the execution of a particular project.
- The purchase of capital items whose ownership will benefit an individual rather than a group.
The NQA Grant Program is funded through the proceeds of the Little Quilt Auction held each year in conjunction with the National Quilting Association's annual quilt show. Additional support comes from donations to the National Quilting Association designated for the grant program. Available grant funds fluctuate each year depending upon the success of these fundraising efforts. Applicants with questions about the NQA Grant Program, the fit of their project to the interests of NQA, or application procedures are encouraged to contact the Grants Coordinator.
Applications for the 2013 Grant Program will be available in July and must be received no later than October 15, 2013.