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Record #:
36383
Abstract:
The Farmer-James collection of quilts was a traveling exhibit from January 20-March 14, 2003. It included 37 quilts ranging from Civil War era to the mid-twentieth century. It showcases the difference between folkloristic and artistic treatments of quilt making traditions.
Record #:
36380
Abstract:
Different patterns on quilts made by African Americans used to be a form of communication in the Underground Railroad. Ten to twelve different patterns were used to inform fugitive slaves as to what their next action should be. Although quilting patterns are no longer used for these purposes, patterns are still very important within African American quilting communities.
Record #:
37613
Abstract:
Works of art produced by the Quilt Trail Project are partly utilitarian; within these decorative squares are stories of people from a region. Six Western North Carolina counties host over two hundred quilt blocks whose stories reflect the history of towns as well as individuals. Examples include a block of an open door, which hangs in a Burnsville bank. The bank’s significance lie in being the only one to stay open in that area during the Great Depression.
Record #:
38146
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Quilting through the centuries has experienced vast changes in purposes and patterns. Originally a padding for Crusaders’ armor, it gained popularity in the United States through communities such as Amish, community quilting bees, and fads such as the Log Cabin and crazy quilt. Quilting still has a presence in many communities through church quilting groups and community center classes, who can teach styles such as appliqued or pierced.