Quilting was often a communal activity, involving all the women and girls in a family or in a larger community.
There are also many historical examples of men participating in these quilting traditions.
A logical extension of this tradition led quilts being made to raise money for other community projects, such as recovery from a flood or natural disaster, and later, for fundraising for war.
Subscription quilts were made for all of America’s wars.
There are international competitions as well, particularly in the United States, Japan, and Europe. 1865, unknown maker, Kentucky, dimensions: 80×85 inches.
The name of the design, "New York Beauty" came from a 1930s pattern by Mountain Mist.
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Sometimes the quilts were auctioned off to raise additional money, and the quilt might be donated back to the minister by the winner.
The pattern of stitching can be the key decorative element if a single piece of fabric is used for the top of a quilt, (a "wholecloth quilt"), but in many cases the top is pieced from a patchwork of smaller fabric pieces; and the pattern and color of these pieces will be important to the design.
In the twenty-first century, quilts are frequently displayed as non-utilitarian works of art There are many traditions regarding the uses of quilts.
It was essential for most families to use and preserve textiles efficiently.
Saving or salvaging small scraps of fabric was a part of life for all households.