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Hive Project, International Quilt Museum Records

Identifier: RG-61-08-28

Scope and Contents

The records include working notes, project outlines and scope, correspondence, quilt layout planning files, installation instructions, slides, fabric samples, appraisals of Hive Project artists, publicity and press releases, Statements of Understanding, agreements and contracts for showing the quilt, publications, consent forms, photographs, newspaper clippings, CDs of project files, and a VHS tape.


  • Creation: 1998-2005


Conditions Governing Access

The records are only minimally processed but are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with the University of Nebraska. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records or their designees. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

The Hive Project is a collaborative quilt installation by twelve artists from the Washington, DC, area New Image Group. Many of these nationally known quilt artists, teachers, and authors were looking for a way to enlarge the scope of the quilt as an art medium, and to bring it into public view. Patricia Autenrieth conceived the project, and it is so named to pay homage to the traditional bee, part of quilting's unique history. It is a variable installation comprising 768 twelve-inch quilted squares and its look changes every time it is shown, inviting each venue's curator into the collaboration. Each artist made 64 separately hung 12" squares, with their choice of subject, to be hung in a grouping that allows its outer columns to intermix with those of other groupings. The artists include Patricia Autenrieth, Jeanne Benson, Ardyth Davis, Michele Duell, Amanda Ford, Lesly-Claire Greenberg, Dorothy Holden, Catherine Kleeman, Dominie Nash, Sue Pierce, Linda Tilton, and Michelle Vernon. The project completed in 1999 and is now in the collection of the International Quilt Museum.


1.75 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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Finding aid prepared by Sarah Glover, 2022.
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Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
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Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States