Grants and


Research Grants & Scholarship

American Quilt Study Group seeks to provide serious quilt researchers with the necessary funds to accomplish research, publication, or Seminar attendance. If you are interested in any of the following opportunities, you may contact the office for official guidelines.

Lucy Hilty Research Grant

Named for one of the pioneering figures of American Quilt Study Group, the Lucy Hilty Research Grant is aimed at funding research that will have an impact on information regarding quilt documentation, quiltmaker stories, textile production, and the quilting industry. Print the PDF of the Lucy Hilty Research Grant Guidelines and Application.

H. Mark Dunn Research Grant

The H. Mark Dunn Research Grant Fund may award an occasional grant of up to $2,000 to recognize and support outstanding and innovative scholarship in quilt related studies with special interest on projects that will have an impact in accurately documenting all processes related to the design and production of quilt textiles, quilt making techniques, and the quilting industry. Print the PDF of the H. Mark Dunn Research Grant Guidelines and Application.

Seminar Scholarships

The AQSG Scholarship Program is designed for the purpose of attending the organization's annual seminar by individuals who have serious interest in the aims of the organization and thereby would be encouraged to contribute to the history of quiltmaking. Seminar scholarship awards are based on serious interest, need, and the expectation of a future contribution to quilt history.  Membership in American Quilt Study Group is required to apply for and receive a seminar scholarship.  A maximum of three seminar scholarships may be awarded in any one year providing funds are available.  Seminar scholarship recipients may not receive an award more than once.  Seminar scholarships are not transferable.  Recipients of a seminar scholarship award get a complimentary seminar registration for the year in which they applied.  Application deadline is May 1. Contact the office if you are interested in applying for a Seminar Scholarship, or the Seminar Scholarship Chair, Sharon Pinka.

The AQSG seminar scholarship fund is supported entirely through donations.