The Quilt Alliance is a non-profit organization that aims to "document, preserve, and share our American quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about our nation's diverse peoples and their communities." The alliance was founded in 1993 by Karey Patterson Bresenhan, Nancy Puentes O'Bryant, Shelley Zegart. One way the Quilt Alliance preserves this heritage is via the quilt index, featured in the 10-24-2003 Scout Report. In addition, the Quilt Alliance also hosts a project called Quilters' S.O.S (Save Our Stories): a collection of recorded interviews with quilters. Visitors can explore these interviews via the QSOS gallery, which features photographs of quilts created by interviewees. Alternatively, visitors can browse these interviews in the archive by categories, such as interviewee and location. These interviews, along with accompanying photographs, are held in the Library of Congress's American Folklife Center.
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