Old Mill Quilts

To quilt or not to quilt? Don't be silly!

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The Essence of Quilting

Why is quilting so satisfying? It's kind of illogical. We take perfectly good fabric, cut it up into pieces, then sew it back together. Quilting samples have been found in ancient Egypt as early as 3000 B.C., quilted floor coverings from Asia about 200 AD and even worn in medieval times for warmth. In American colonial days, wealthy sewers quilted using whole cloth, and less wealthy sewers reused parts of old materials to piece together their items. 

Today, it is quite exciting to walk into a fabric store - or peruse online - and see the beautiful colors and patterns of fabric, and the possibility of creation.

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