Although reference to quilt occurs almost exclusively in the reports and inventories of upper-middle-class families, it is reasonable to assume that women from poor families also made quilts. Some examples of English quilting date from the early eighteenth century. Patchwork and quilting were common occupations in most societies of old, until bed coverings and covers were manufactured and gained general availability.
Only after this did they become associated with the poor, who could not afford manufactured goods and ready-made parts because of their conditions. This association between patchwork and poverty lasted until social standards changed after World War II, when women began leaving home to work.
Patchwork and quilting work
In North America, especially in the United States, patchwork and quilting were part of the social scene, particularly in rural areas, where it has been practiced since the time of colonization. Interesting isn’t it?
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They served as a survival tool, a social outlet for cooperation in assembling large items, and were often the only creative expression of women who often lived in isolated places, which is very sad to hear. The execution of “blocks” certainly developed for simple and practical reasons, as they were easy to carry when the family moved and could be worked in idle hours in both periods of change and in small spaces.
US quilting is the one that has had the most influence in recent years around the world, particularly in places like Australia and Japan. Whether they are spliced, embroidered or applied, Quilts reflect the entrepreneurial spirit of women. With its unique mix of colors, fabrics and embroidery details, quilts can be read like newspaper text. Quilt really is a very interesting art.
Quilt is a textile work with utility or decorative function, consisting of three layers, joined by a Quilt. Quilt is a person’s handmade stitching or machine that joins the three layers of a Quilt. A piece of Quilt may or may not have a patchwork top. To know… Quilt is the seam or stitch! Quilt is the act! Quilt is the piece! The artisan does the Quilt! Quilt’s product is Quilt!
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