Quilting can be traced back at least to the Middle Ages. The term usually means two layers of fabric sandwiching a thickish padding or interlining, all held together by lines of stitching. Patchwork is often associated with quilting and involves sewing together pieces of fabric into a larger design.
Introduction to Quilting
Quilting can be traced back at least to the Middle Ages. Examples from Europe, India and the Far East can be seen in the Museum, but quilting has also been practised in Persia, Turkestan and Moslem Africa. The word `quilt' seems to have first been used in England in the 1200s, and connects with the Latin word ‘cucita’ meaning a bolster or cushion.