QUILT
QUILTERS
QUILTING




QUILTS

USES OF QUILTS

PATCHWORK QUILTS

QUILTING BEES

QUILTING BEES LINKS

GEES BEND QUILTS

GEES BEND LINKS

QUILTING LINKS



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SECTION 1



QUILTS




Quilt, quilters, quilting,
National, international,
arts, crafts, hobby, rural,
rural folk art and crafts.




A quilt is a type of bedding, a bed
covering composed of a quilt top, a
layer of batting, and a layer of
fabric for backing, generally combined
using the technique of quilting.

Another technique for securing the quilt
layers is tying. Tying refers to the
technique of using thread, yarn or ribbon
to pass through all three layers of the
quilt at reqular intervals.

These "ties" hold the layers together during
use and especially when the quilt is washed.

This method is easier and more forgiving if
the quilt is made by hand. Tied quilts are
called, depending on the regional area, "lap",
"comfort" or "comforter", among other names.

Many quilts are made with decorative designs;,
some quilts are not used as bed covering at all,
but are rather made to be hung on a wall or
otherwise displayed.




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USES
OF
QUILTS




Some uses of quilts


Bedding

Decoration

For wrapping bodies in Armoury

Commemoration

Education

Campaigning Documenting events, social history etc.

Artistic Expression



Quilt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quilts



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PATCHWORK
QUILTS




A patchwork quilt is a quilt in which
the top layer consists of pieces of
fabric sewn together to form a design.

The quilting design does not necessarily
follow the patchwork design.

Originally, this was to make full use of
left-over scraps of fabric, but now fabric
is often bought specially for a specific
design. Fabrics are now sold in quarter
meters.
(A fat quarter being one meter folded into
four and cut, thus giving a square piece of
fabric, as opposed to buying a quarter of a
meter off the roll, resulting in a long thin
piece that is only 25cm wide).


Designs can be:
geometric
formal
imaginative.



Patchwork quilt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patchwork_quilt/



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QUILTING
BEES




A quilting bee is a gathering of friends
and neighbors who come together to work
on creating a quilt. A quilting bee can
be a social event during which friends
spend time working together on one quilt,
or it can be put together in the form of
a competition, in which teams work together
in an attempt to finish their quilt before
their competitors.

The original purpose behind a quilting bee
was to enlist the help of several people in
order to get the quilt finished in a much
faster fashion than if just one person worked
on the quilt.

While this is still a modern advantage to the
quilting bee, the primary purpose behind of
quilting bee today is to socialize with others
who enjoy the craft of quilting.



What Is A Quilting Bee
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-quilting-bee.htm



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QUILTING
BEE
LINKS




The Alliance For American Quilts Center
http://www.centerforthequilt.org/

Quilters Bee
http://www.quiltersbee.com/

The Quilters bee
http://www.theqbee.net/

The Quilting Bee
http://www.quiltingbee.net/



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THE
QUILTERS
OF
GEES
BEND




Gee's Bend also known as Boykin is a very
poor tenant community in Alabama, United
States of America lying at the edge of the
Black Belt in Wilcox County, about thirty
miles southwest of Selma.

Alabama's Black Belt is a region of the state,
part of the larger Black Belt Region of the
Southern United States, which stretches from
Texas to Virginia.

This region includes some of the poorest
counties in the United States. The name
referred originally to the thin layer of
exceptionally fertile black soil which
encouraged cotton farming in the pioneer
period of Alabama history.



Gees Bend Alabama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gee%27s_Bend%2C_Alabama



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SECTION 7



GEES
BEND
LINKS




african Craft.com
http://www.africancraft.com/

Black Belt Community Foundation
http://www.blackbeltfound.ua.edu/

GEES BEND FERRY
http://www.geesbendferry.com/

The Quilts of Gees Bend
http://www.quiltsofgeesbend.com/

The Last Folk Hero
http://www.thelastfolkhero.com/

Prairie Bluff
http://www.prairiebluff.com/

That's Gee's Bend!
http://www.geesbend.net/

Wilcox County Alabama
http://www.wilcoxcountyalabama.com/

Wilcox County Alabama's Chamber of Commerce
http://www.wilcoxareachamber.org/

Wilcox Web Works
http://www.wilcoxwebworks.com/



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QUILT
QUILTERS
LINKS




American Quilter's Society
http://www.americanquilter.com/

Association of Pacific Northwest Quilters
http://www.apnq.org/

Country Living
http://www.countryliving.com/

Equilters.com
http://www.equilters.com/

Free Patterns Online
http://www.freepatternsonline.com/

Free Quilt Patterns
http://www.freequilt.com/

Free Quilt Patterns
http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/

Free Quilting Patterns
http://www.FreeQuiltingLibrary.net/



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GLOBAL QUILTS
http://www.globalquilt.org/

Home Hobbies: Sewing Resources at Home
http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/home-hobbies-sewing-resources/#.WA-W7THrvn8

International Friendship Quilters
http://www.friendshipquilters.com/

International Machine Quilters Association
http://www.imqa.org/

International Quilt Associations
http://www.quilts.org/

International Quilt Study Center
http://www.quiltstudy.org/

McCall's Quilting
http://www.mccallsquilting.com/

The Museum of the American Quilter’s Society (MAQS)
http://www.quiltmuseum.org/

My Favorite Quilt Designs
http://ww.quiltcollections.com/



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National Online Quilters
http://www.noqers.org/

The National Quilting Association, Inc. (NQA)
http://www.nqaquilts.org/

Quilt Blocks Galore
http://www.quilterscache.com/

Quilt Channel
http://www.quiltchannel.com/

Quilts, Inc.
http://www.quilts.com/

Quilt Guilds Worldwide
http://www.quiltguilds.com/

Quilts On Review
http://www.quiltsonreview.com/

Quilters Buzz
http://www.quiltersbuzz.com/

The Quilter Community
http://www.thequiltercommunity.com/



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Quilter's Muse Virtual Museum
http://www.quiltersmuse.com/

Quilters Warehouse
http://www.quilterswarehouse.com/

Quilter's World magazine
http://www.quilters-world.com/

Scrap Quilts.com
http://www.scrapquilts.com/

SEW A QUILT
http://www.sewaquilt.com/

Studio Art Quilt Associates
http://www.saqa.com/

"The Ultimate Guide to Quilting"
http://www.giftplum.com/quilting-guide.html

Victoriana Quilt Designs
http://www.victorianaquiltdesigns.com/

WOMEN FOLK
http://www.womenfolk.com/



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