Preschool Quilt Fast Facts

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A quilt is a bed covering composed of two layers of fabric and a layer of wadding in between, made by the technique of quilting. Many quilts are made with decorative designs; indeed, some quilts are not used as bed covering at all, but are rather made to be hung on a wall or otherwise displayed.

Some uses of quilts

Armoury (see Gambeson)
Commemorative (e.g., the "Twentieth Century Women of Faith" quilt on the Patchwork page)
Educational (e.g., the "Science" quilt image shown here)
Documenting events / social history etc.
Artistic Expression
Amongst famous quilts in history is the AIDS Memorial Quilt, begun in San Francisco in 1987 and cared for by the NAMES Project Foundation.

The Museum of the American Quilter's Society (also known as the National Quilt Museum) is located in Paducah, Kentucky. The museum houses a large collection of quilts, most of which are winning entries from the American Quilter's Society festival and quilt competition held yearly in April. The Museum also houses other exhibits of quilt collections, both historic and modern.

Many historic quilts can be seen at the American Museum in Bath.

Amish quilts are not simply utilitarian, but documenting a religious / spiritual conviction.

These fast facts were based off of a Wikipedia Document on Quilt.

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