|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
Some uses of quilts
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.