We looked briefly at the history of quilting in Quilting: A Definition and Historical Perspective, but there’s plenty more to learn! These timelines offer an overview of the specific points that made a huge impact on quilting as we know it today.
Part 1 looks at the ancient history of the craft, it’s spread across the world, and the beginnings of what we would recognize as quilts now.
The Industrial Revolution had an untold impact on the accessibility, styles, and materials used for quilting, and Part 2 of this timeline explores the specific inventions and societal changes that really impacted the craft.
While quilting always has been (and always will be) a craft for both functionality and beauty, the more modern history of the quilt is one tied to many social movements, the fine arts, and even government war relief efforts. Part 3 of this timeline takes a look at the historical moments when quilting was more than just for keeping warm.
Intrigued by the many forms quilting has taken throughout history? Take a trip to our post on Quilting: A Contemporary and Global Art to find out where quilting is today, and how it might be relevant to your sewing craft, even if you don’t want to make a traditional quilt!