The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Quilts Are An Important Part Of Heritage


November 28, 2016

In 2011 members of 12 communities within Transylvania County came together to create a large quilt depicting the history of the county. This quilt, like many family quilts, is a legacy to future generations.

Quilts are an important piece of our heritage. They offer insight into the social, cultural, and economic history of an area. A quilt is defined as two layers of fabric, frequently with some form of batting or stuffing sandwiched between them, held together by ties or stitched designs. There are hundreds of different quilt patterns, including variations in patterns. They vary from simple patchwork or crazy quilts to intricate appliques.

Quilts hold memories of the materials used to create them. The fabric may be scraps collected over years or exchanged among friends, pieces of old clo...

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