Piecing The World Together Since 1979

Membership Application

The International Quilt Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the art of quilting as an art form, and the advancement of the state of the art throughout the world. The four founders--Jewel Patterson (1910-2002), Karey Patterson Bresenhan, Helen O'Bryant (1914-2005), and Nancy O'Bryant Puentes--established this organization in 1979 to provide dedicated quilt lovers the opportunity to work productively toward increasing the prestige, artistry, creativity, professionalism, and recognition of quilts.

IQA memberships are only available to individuals. We do not have provisions for a business or guild membership.

If you are purchasing a membership for a friend or family member, please provide their name, address, phone number & email address in the special instructions section. If you do not provide their contact information, we will use the address on your PayPal account. In addition, if your payment is under your business name, please provide an individual’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address for the membership.

If you are joining/renewing to enter the Judged Show, do not wait for your membership number. Just follow the directions in the first three fields of the entry form.


Membership Levels
New or Renewal
Customer #, if you know it
Name on membership card


Three additional options are available, which involve a larger tax deductible donation to IQA.The Donor level signifies a donation of $100 - $249, the Benefactor level signifies a donation of $250 - 499, and the Patron level signifies a donation of $500 or more. These three types of contributors receive a 1-year membership and recognition in the IQA Journal. Contributions received will help further IQA’s goals of encouraging achievement and education through programs, which include, but are not limited to, grants and judged shows of members’ work.

If you want to donate on this level, please click the donate button below and fill in the amount.

If you prefer to pay by check or money order, or would like to submit your membership form by mail or fax, you may download the printable application here.

Download our PDF for more information and our Membership Application.