Friendship Quilts

Modern American friendship quilt. Modern American friendship quilt.

A friendship quilt is a form of single pattern quilt, usually made of several blocks with the same pattern. These blocks could be made quickly with each friend involved in the project, using fabric scraps available at home. In North America, a friendship quilt might be made as a gift upon a girl’s coming-of-age or marriage. Often the quilters sign their names on the block they made.

This custom became less fashionable in the early twentieth century, but the renewed interest in quilting in the early twenty-first century has seen a revival of the friendship quilt.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 30 June 2016).


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