Here are links to see some inspiring quilts:
The University of Nebraska has a Quilt Study Center has searchable collections.
The Smithsonian has a National Quilt Collection, filled with quilts from America’s past.
Stella Rubin Antiques has antique quilts, including many Amish and Mennonite quilts. This site is easy to navigate.
In a small town in Alabama a cooperative of African-American women makes amazing, vibrant, bold quilts. The world has come to their doorstep; the quilts of Gee’s Bend are rightfully famous now.
Artists at the Modern Quilt Guild share an aesthetic that leaves some breathing room in the designs.
Leah Evans makes quilts inspired by maps.