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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.

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National Quilt Collection "Quilt": A cover or garment made by putting wool, cotton or other substance between two cloths and sewing them together. An American Dictionary of the English Language, by Noah Webster, LL.D., New York 1828. The National Quilt Collection incorporates quilts from various ethnic groups and social classes, for quilts are not the domain of a specific race or class, but can be a part of anyone’s heritage and treasured as such. Whether of rich or humble fabrics, large in size or small, expertly crafted or not, well-worn or pristine, quilts in the National Quilt Collection provide a textile narrative that contributes to America’s complex and diverse history.

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.

History of Quilts Throughout history, people have enjoyed quilts for many different reasons. Quilts can provide clues to the past. Quilts can provide warmth. Quilts can provide beauty and value. 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.

Quilt Blocks According to Ozella Williams, an African American woman who lives in South Carolina, tells the story that her mother told her about the Underground Railroad Quilt Code. Apparently, there were ten quilts used to direct slaves to take particular actions. Each quilt featured one of the ten patterns. Atkinson Designs: “Tag Along Tote” Project: Tag Along Tote designed by Terry Atkinson, featuring “Urban Couture” fabrics by Basic Grey. Click here for bag pattern. Click here for fabric collection. Finished Size: 7” x 8” x 2” Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Science Museum of Minnesota - Anthropology The Anthropology Department collaborates with other museum staff on anthropology-related exhibits and programming while also maintaining traditional collections-based curatorial and research activities. Staff members work with tribal communities, state and federal agencies, community groups, and other scholars and scientists on projects ranging from ethnographic research and collecting, to archaeological research and fieldwork, to education and interpretation. Current projects and research include: Red Wing Archaeology The Red Wing Archaeology project is an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional project with the goal to collect, study, and care for archaeological collections from this fascinating region.

History in Quilts Activity 1. An Introduction to Historical Quilts If possible, center this lesson around one or more authentic quilts in the classroom, to give students the opportunity to see how a quilt is constructed (the stitching, squares, stuffing and so on). How is a quilt different from a blanket? History of Quilting - Center for Great Plains Studies Julie Johnson Random House Dictionary defines a quilt as "a coverlet for a bed, made of two layers of fabric with some soft substance, as wool or down, between them and stitched in patterns or tufted through all thicknesses in order to prevent the filling from shifting." The word quilt comes from the Latin culcita meaning a stuffed sack, but it came into the English language from the French word cuilte.

15 of the World’s Most Creative Papercraft Artists 15 of the World’s Most Creative Papercraft Artists Article by Steph, filed under Sculpture & Craft in the Art category. Paper isn’t the first medium most people think of when they imagine sculpture, but it has qualities that help papercraft artists create some of the most incredibly intricate 3D art ever seen. Master paper sculptors like Richard Sweeney, Brian Dettmer and Ingrid Siliakus cut, fold, glue and otherwise transform sheets of paper in various colors, sizes and textures into complex creations that mimic architecture, nature, the human form and subjects that are purely the products of their own fertile imaginations. Bert Simons – Incredibly Lifelike Portrait Sculptures (images via: BertSimons.com)

History of quilting Mrs. Bill Stagg of Pie Town, New Mexico with her patchwork and embroidery quilt that displays all the United States state flowers and birds, October 1940. Quilting, the stitching together of layers of padding and fabric, may date back as far as ancient Egypt.[1] Europe[edit] Whole-cloth quilt, 18th century, Netherlands. Textile made in India.

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