Quilts Case Study

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“The study into quilt history is a rapidly growing area of research in American history: domestic life in the 18th-20th centuries; development of the textile industry in Asia, India, Europe and America; the purpose for making quilts; their patterns and style development over time.” Quilting is an art form as seen through history, the perfecting of practical skills and the evolution of the sewing machine which gives us the beautiful quilting art of today. Quilts viewed from an artistic point began in the early 20th century. The-back-to-the-land movement focused on handcrafted traditions as a part of the return of pre-industrial lifestyle. During the 1920’s university art programs incorporated craft programs to break out of the mold of fine…show more content…
There are high and low classes when it comes to art, quilts pushed through the low class now some are considered a high class art. Soon after quilts were being accepted into museum’s collections such as the Smithsonian. The AIDS memorial quilt was a quilt that was collected into a collection. Majority of memorials collected are permanent in the collection. “Today the quilt is a powerful visual reminder of the AIDS pandemic, more than 48,000 individual 3-by-6-foot memorial panels- most commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS, have been sewn together by friends, lovers and family members.” (Lateef,…show more content…
It is believed that crusaders brought quilting to Europe from the middle east as far back as the 11th century. As new discoveries of land were found, settlers brought quilting with them to places like the great plains. Quilting with them to places like the great plains. Quilting as a craft adapted well into the lives of those living in the great plains and became an important skill. Not only could quilts be used on beds they were also used to cover doors, windows and there were times where quilts were used as
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