Did you know.... November 20 2014

FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT QUILTING!

 

THE WORD "QUILT" DATES BACK TO 1250!!  It is derived from the Latin word for mattress which is "culcite". 
Apparently, the word came about when fabrics were woven, "sandwiched" and stitched together to be used as mattresses.  
WOW, I am so glad and extremely thankful for how far we've come mattress-wise.
While on the topic of mattresses, here is fun fact number 2!   Long arm quilting machines were derived from the machines mattress companies used to created their mattress tops.
Thanks, Sally!
THE WORLD'S LARGEST QUILT SHOW IS THE INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL HELD EVERY YEAR IN HOUSTON.
THE QUILT CAPITAL OF THE WORLD IS  PADUCAH, KENTUCKY, HOME TO THE NATIONAL QUILT MUSEUM
AND FINALLY.... IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THERE ARE NOW WELL OVER 30 MILLION QUILTERS WORLDWIDE
AND THE VERY BEST QUILTERS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR GREAT BIG QUILTING FAMILY!!!!
I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING, MRS. CLEAVER!!!
WOULD YOU RATHER WE TALKED ABOUT THE WORLD'S LARGEST BANJO?
Well, not all people appreciate AMAZING QUILTING FACTS!!!