The iQuilt is a culture based urban design plan for Downtown Hartford. Downtown Hartford is an unusually compact historic district packed with more than 45 cultural assets and destinations within a 15-minute walk: museums, performance spaces, historic landmarks, modern architecture, and public art. The iQuilt Plan links those assets with a vibrant and innovative pedestrian network. Its centerpiece is the GreenWalk, a one-mile chain of parks and plazas connecting the gold-domed Capitol in Bushnell Park to the waterfront of the Connecticut River.
The iQuilt Partnership has worked on design concepts for the City's infrastructure and private property that emphasizes and enhances the iQuilt's overall goals. In addition, the iQuilt Partnership has developed an event that invites people to see Hartford in a new way. The festival, Envisionfest, Connecticut's Capital City Festival, has begun to change perceptions of Hartford by stimulating the senses through culture, innovation, imagination and ingenuity. The iQuilt Partnership also produces Winterfest in conjunction with the City of Hartford. Winterfest is a 60 day winter festival that has a skating rink in Bushnell Park. Skate rentals and skating is 100% free.