What kinds of stories can be told through quilts?
Quilts can be works of art as well as stories through pictures. They also tell a story about their creators and about the historical and cultural context of their creation (quilting bees, historical and personal events) through the choices made in design, material, and content.
What is the best type of quilt to buy?
Light and breathable, a cotton quilt is the perfect choice for hot sleepers or warm climates. Filled with 100% high quality cotton, the quilt is also a great hypoallergenic option.
What is the symbolism of a quilt?
Quilts often symbolize resourcefulness, as quilters use what resources they have to make a quilt as a covering. Quilts can also symbolize heritage, as they are created using fabrics that represent a moment in time.
Are quilts American?
Obviously, quilting as a craft came to America with the early Puritans. Quilts were made in those early days in America to serve a purpose, to provide warmth at night and to cover doors and windows to help reduce cold. Quilts were functional, with little time for women to create decorative quilts.
What was the significance of quilt making in the African culture?
Black slave women were needed for spinning, weaving, sewing and quilting in wealthy households, and some became highly skilled. Before the abolition of slavery, members of the Underground Railroad used quilts to mark escape routes and houses of refuge for runaway slaves.
What is the purpose of a story quilt?
A story quilt is a material quilt with pictures, sound, scents and textures that are used to tell a story. You make a story quilt by hand either on your own or with others to tell a story of a moment, an event, a feeling that is important to you.