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