Quilts

  • Quilts
    Throughout the years, women in every society have worked to master the art of needlework. While painting, writing, and other artistic pursuits were planted firmly in the male realm, masterpieces creat....
  • Amish Quilts
    One particularly interesting group of Americans is the Amish community. The Amish live an incredibly strict lifestyle, organized around the teachings of the Bible. They shun all modern day advancement....
  • Photo Quilts
    One of the newer trends in quilt making involves breaking away from the traditional design of color and stitching. A particularly interesting derivation is the creation of the photo quilt. Including p....
  • Paper Piecing
    Paper piecing is the art of sewing fabric pieces together to create an original design on a quilting square. These squares are then sewn together to make the larger overall pattern of the quilt. Some ....
  • Quilt Patterns
    Quilts, in many cases, are like snowflakes--no two are ever exactly alike. The craftsmanship of a quilt provides a glimpse into the heart of its creator. Likewise, the pattern chosen for each quilt ca....
  • Quilt Making
    Last month, I attended a stunningly beautiful wedding. It was one of ten that I will be attending in the year 2005. I love a good wedding, but lately, it seems as though every single friend or loved o....
  • Baby Quilt Patterns
    Those who are considering quilting as a new hobby may feel overwhelmed at the idea of creating a large piece on their first try. Likewise, those who generally quilt by machine, but are hoping to tackl....
  • Quilt Books
    Quilting has become tremendously popular in the last ten years, and there are a variety of quilt books on the market, both as reference tools and how-to books for beginning quilters. Two good books fo....
  • Quilt Racks
    Growing up in New England, I was surrounded by quilt owners and quilt creators. What I remember best is that there always seemed to be a different kind of quilt for each different occasion and purpose....
  • Memory Quilts
    Last summer, I attended a wedding in the woods of Oregon. The event included a great deal of atypical wedding festivities, but one of them stood out from the rest. At each event, there was a stack of ....