Author Marlene Parkin once wrote: “Quilts are masterpieces of the heart and windows into women’s history. They possess a magic that will never die, for all of life’s hopes and fears, loves and hates have been sewn into them.”
Quilts are timeless. Crafted from bits and pieces of shirts, coats, overalls and dresses, they serve as palpable memories of the past.
The origin of quilting is somewhat uncertain although the oldest example of patchwork is an Egyptian queen’s canopy dated around 960 B.C.