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Quilters love to share--quilts, techniques, humor, help. They talk about quilts, compare ideas, and provide encouragement and enthusiasm. Some are solitary workers, enjoying the quiet of their work. Others are social, participating in guilds, groups, and clubs.
Creativity and improvisation, common characteristics of many old African American quilts, provide insight into a rich heritage and history.
Originally produced to warm the body, quilting in America has evolved into an art form of texture, pattern and colors that warm the soul.
This quilt was sewn by my Great-Grandmother, Maggie Hellman in Lebanon, Pennsylvania sometime between 1874-1952. I would like to get an idea of its age
I bought a duvet cover at a local thrift store this weekend. I knew it had some kind of comforter in it but when I got it home and stripped off the cover
From seed to fabric -- the cotton cultivation process