Our Favorite Things: Quilt, c. 1790

By Christian Hernandez, Social Media Volunteer

Quilt, c. 1790, 1996.61. American Textile History Museum.


c. 1790

Making quilts is often associated with a past when electric heaters, insulated walls and television weren’t available but even though times have changed people are still quilting. Since the late 18th century when this quilt was made technology, like sewing machines, and materials, like polyester batting, have improved, but what has changed most are our reasons behind why we quilt and our tastes in designs. We no longer need quilts for protection from the cold and as a result people often create them as a form of art.

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