America's Quilting History

Explore the History of Quilt Styles

sunflower quilt    crazy quilts    cigar ribbon quilts

Enjoy reading about the delightfully varied styles of quilts.

beautiful quilting and trapunto done on solid cloth

ingenuity in conserving precious imported fabric

These quilts with many borders preceded block quilts

intricate quilt blocks first developed in Baltimore, Maryland

autographed quilts connecting dear friends

a narrow space left between appliqued shapes

a fad inspired by the 1876 centennial exposition

a different scrap of fabric for every quilt piece

cigarette silk, cigar ribbon and tobacco flannel quilts

embroidery of motifs for quilts and household objects