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America's Quilting History, Quilt Styles and Quilting Myths

America's Quilting History, Quilt Styles and Quilting Myths
Travel from Colonial times through the Civil War and theVictorian era up to the 20th century quiltmaking revival. Including the styles that you expect like Baltimore Albumand Crazy Quilts and others that will surprise you. Native American, Black American, Mexican American Hawaiian, Hmong & Amish quiltmaking history. Themes and methods through time including Bible, temperance, feedsack and kit quilts. Discover how researchers have separated fact from myth.The truth can be more interesting than fiction. Links to resources and a search of selected sites. © 1998 - 2012 Judy Anne Breneman Do not reproduce any material from this site without permission. Find more Breneman and other quilt sites here. Related:  History of Quilting

Amish Quilts -- A Thing Of Beauty in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country Amish women of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country have been creating exquisite Amish quilts since the mid-1800′s (and some believe even earlier). Amish quilts are an expressionof frugality. They not only serve a practical, functional purpose, but serve as a form of entertainment as well. Many times groups of Amish and Mennonite women gather for a quilting bee. The bee is a form of socialization and relaxation for these women. It’s a time when they can get together to visit and “catch up” with one another once their household duties have been completed. More recently, this social gathering has turned into a business enterprise for many Plain women. There are a couple large quilting events that take place in the Lancaster County area each year. For quilt-making supplies, see our Quilting Supplies & Fabrics page. Quilt Shop at Miller’s 2811 Lincoln Hway. Quality. Coupon Almost Amish Lancaster County, PA 866-471-4614 AmishQuiltShop.net 717-545-3360 or Toll Free in US: 877-235-3360 Amish Country Quilts

American Quilter's Society - Home - Quilt Shows & Contests, Workshops, Books & Magazines Quilting 101 - Quilt making tips and resources Quilt University » Online Quilting Classes Quilting Board Quilt History - A short introduction to period quilting By Lady Sarah Davies c/o Karen Evans 5 Deerfield Drive Easthampton, MA01027 aol.com The word "quilt" summons a host of images: thrifty pioneer housewives piecing elaborate patchworks for their families; album quilts signed by every member of a community as a gift for a departing mayor or pastor, or perhaps raffled for a worthy cause; perhaps even a wholecloth petticoat worn by a colonial dame as she danced with George Washington, or a brightly colored scrap quilt made by a grandmother or aunt during the Depression. The popular image of the quilt is of the quilt is modern, calico, and American. The problem with this familiar stereotype is that it doesn’t go far enough. The word quilt is derived from the Latin culcita, meaning a padded and tied mattress similar to a Japanese futon. It appears to have originated in Asia sometime before the first century C.E. The next evidence of quilting in Europe appears in a French poem of the 12th century, La Lai del Desire. --------------. Rae, Janet.

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The National Quilt Museum Womenfolk: The Art of Quilting: Patterns & History START HERE! Are you new here? Hi! Welcome to the Free Motion Quilting Project! I’m sure you have a lot of questions about what this project is, how it works, why I created it, and where to get started, so the easiest thing was just to make a video explaining it all in one go: Click Here if the Video Does Not Appear Tip: If any video on the project stops playing try clicking “pause” and allow the little red bar at the bottom to fill up completely before hitting “play” again. I mentioned a lot of different things in this first video, so here's a list of links you might be interested in checking out first: Leah Day - Learn more about the gal that started the Free Motion Quilting Project. Karen McTavish - Learn more about the awesome quilter who inspired Leah and her design called McTavishing. Stippling, Pebbling, or Paisley - Learn about the three other most popular quilting designs. Release Your Light - Check out close up photos of this quilt and read the story about why it was created. Leah Day

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