America's Quilting History

Origin of Quilting Myth - Quilt History Myths

MYTH #3 ~ Quilting originated in early America and is purely an American craft.

Quilting has a long history back to the time of ancient Egypt and earlier. Quilted clothing has been worn for centuries. Go to Medieval & Renaissance Quilting for an interesting article about this. Decorative quilted petticoats were worn during the 17th century in Europe, Great Britain, America and beyond. Even today quilting is popular in countries all over the world.