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    The Art of Quilting Quilting is an artform that has been passed down through generations. The origins of quilting is still unknown to the public but it is known that it has been around for centuries. The art has traveled through sad and happy times in our world 's history, and it will continue to do that in the future. Quilting is defined as the joining together of layers of fabrics with lines stitching to form a bed cover, warm garment, or for decorative effect. Quilting has been pegged as being

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    When you first start quilting, you should just learn how to make the top. Use a piece of fleece or flannel fabric for the back, then tie the quilt together every 3 or 4 inches. Use 6 strands of embroidery floss that matches the color of the back and coordinates with the front, trim to about 1 inch. Every quilter will sometimes need to rip out a seam. When this happens to you, be patient and know that as you gain experience, there will be less ripping. You will need to purchase sewing supplies before

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    If I could only have one book on quilting, this is the one I would choose. It covers topics ranging from how to choose fabrics and colors, piecing techniques, hand and machine quilting, and even how to set up a simple "design wall" to experiment with your quilt before you sew it. The book is arranged in an alphabetical format, which at times can be a bit confusing if you are looking for a particular subject. But the Index at the back of the book is extensive and you can find the page number of the

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    Evolution Of Quilting

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    national museum of the American Indian. Kendra Greendeer described the patterns and how quilting was a part in the life of community for Lakota woman. This is a most creative craft found in the world and famous among woman, though history of quilting is not limited to some particular regions. Joanne hyppolite and Elaine Nichols served as curators for African American quilters, argued the evolution of quilting through a diversified styles, patterns and symbols. These stylized patterns are depicting

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    Quilting In 1800s

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    Quilting can also be used for expression of oneself or for social commentary. Back in the 1800’s when there were many wars women would usually make quilts because they were what was needed in those times and the fabric was often hard to come by and it was usually saved for clothes making.” It was a means to escape from the isolation of their lifestyle and it allowed them the artistic freedom to express themselves. The quilts produced by our ancestors told stories about their lifestyles that could

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    people’s body when they are a little chilly. Sewing is important because without the stitching, the fabrics wouldn’t be held in place correctly. Quilting can be also a big challenge because it is time consuming, but it would all be worth it because a quilt can last forever and also hold memories for a lifetime. There are many important aspects to quilting and sewing, such

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    A Stitch in Time Essay

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    Quilting has different meanings for different people, but all quilts have a unique appearance and tradition. “What makes art is its life – pulsing and shining with the energy and intentions of its creator. The art of quilting glows with a respect for all generations that have come before – putting thread, needle, and cloth together with vision and love” (Wilson 7). Starting out in antiquity as a necessity and a work of art, quilting has changed over time, but it is still practiced in a myriad

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    The History of Quilting in America Quilting in America begun as soon as colonists started settling in hopes of a new life and has never ceased (1). Throughout the colonial era, the industrial revolution, the two world wars, and the great depression quilting was a big part of many women’s lives (1). Quilting was seen as both a necessity and a pastime, therefore it was consistently relevant throughout American history. Due to its unwavering importance in America, the constant production of quilts

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    1930s: A Quilt Analysis

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    For my senior project I replicated a quilt from the 1930s. The pattern I chose is one that has been recreated by several family members My second great maternal grandmother Cordelia first made this quilt for my grandmother as a wedding gift. A few years ago, my grandmother, my mother, and her sisters got together and recreated the quilt and named it ‘Cordelia’. I have always been drawn to the Depression era and this quilt will hold an important spot in my heart because of the meaning of the pattern

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    inexperienced at quilting and feel intimidated by it overall, I want to ensure you that nearly everyone feels that way initially – beginning quilters generally feel a bit lost until they have practiced their newly acquired skills for some time. Although quilting may seem daunting until you know what you’re doing, don’t give up on it! The ultimate results can be rewarding, indeed. Why do I wish to encourage you to forge ahead in your efforts to get started (or continue) at basic quilting? One reason

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