In order to meet their first goal of documenting the historical, geographical and social connections between quilts and their contexts in Alaska, the
quilt committee brainstormed ways to find quilts, date them, photograph them, and collect as much information as they could about each item. The final product was to be a massive survey of all the quilts in the state. The Alaska Quilt Survey
took seven years to complete.
The next Discovery Day site was Sitka in 1994.
Fifteen other communities then hosted Discovery Days. From 1994
to 1998, members of the quilt committee traveled to Alaska's towns and cities where
residents were interested in bringing out their family treasures. They traveled on ferries, in small planes,
and jets as well as by car through the kinds of weather that only Alaska can claim. The communities
included: Sitka, Haines, Skagway, Petersburg, Wrangell, Ketchikan, Valdez, Cordova, Kenai, Soldotna, Homer, Seward, Kodiak, Palmer, Anchorage, and Fairbanks. Committee members were also invited to Nome but couldnt get there; instead they
coached a local woman through the process of dating and registering quilts.