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Every homemade quilt tells a story. The “words”—including the fabric, pattern, style, and stitching—reveal clues about where, when, how, and, in many cases, why the quilt was made. more

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© Paulson Bott Press, Courtesy of The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

Since their first appearance at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2002, the quilts of Gee’s Bend have been the subject of national critical acclaim and popularity, not least demonstrated by their appearance on the U.S. Postage Stamp. more

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Known for recognizing the artistry of today’s quiltmakers with the largest cash prizes in quilting, the American Quilting Society showcases today’s textile artists’ masterpieces in its celebration of the art of quilt making. more

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Image courtesy of Evelyn Coltman

Quilting goes back at least to ancient Egypt and China. Among its first recorded appearances in European history, during the Crusades, was as a layer of clothing that soldiers wore under their heavy, uncomfortable armor. more

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