Quilting

Quilting

Quilting can take many forms – from traditional quilts, to art quilts to modern quilts made by hand or machine or both!

Quilts can be made as bed covers, or throws, but also as pieces of art to enjoy. A quilt is defined as three layers of textiles held together with thread. Traditionally, a quilt was made with a top layer of fabric that was pieced into a design, with a middle layer of batting or other warm material and a backing of fabric that could either be a single piece of fabric, or pieced.

In today’s world, there are so many options to making quilts. Browse through our interviews with quilters of all types, learn some of their tips and techniques, and see the beautiful quilts they design and create. We also have some great quilt projects that you can try for yourself.

Karol Kusmaul's first quilt was a project she and her class of third grade students put together for a school fair. Now she makes graphic art quilts - portraits, landscapes...

Cindy Needham caught the quilting bug at a young age, inspired by traditional quilts she saw while growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains. By incorporating vintage linens into her...

It's worth stepping up close to get a good look at the work of Amy Pabst. She quilts in miniature, with thousands of pieces paying homage to quilters of the...