Time for us Cafe – Quilt Making
July 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Come along and learn the art of quilt making and revive an old tradition.
Bring along any spare material you have and make something beautiful and useful. Light refreshments will be provided.
Did You Know?
The word “quilt” comes from the Latin culcita meaning a stuffed sack but it came into the English language from the French word cuilte. The origins of quilting remain unknown but sewing techniques of piecing, appliqué, and quilting have been used for clothing and furnishings in diverse parts of the world for several millennia. The earliest known quilted garment is depicted on the carved ivory figure of a Pharaoh dating from the ancient Egyptian First Dynasty (~3400 BC). In 1924 archaeologists discovered a quilted floor covering in Mongolia. They estimated its date as between 100 BC to 200 AD. Chinese patchwork continues as an folk art.