Are you a quilting novice or an experienced stitcher? Answer the questions (adapted from “Sew You Want to be a Quilter™” by Northwest) below to determine your knowledge of quilting history, techniques, and patterns. (Answer sheet is in store. If you do 80% or Better on the Quiz you will get a 20% off coupon for fabric or notion!) This will be fun!
1. What is the generally accepted “lifespan” of cotton fabric (in years)?
2. What quilt pattern commemorates the founding of New Orleans in 1718?
3. What is sometimes referred to as the “Perfect Portable?”
4. Flour and feed sacks featuring geometric or floral designs did not appear in America until what decade?
5. What was the first electric household appliance? (It was introduced at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893.)
6. This slave woman made two “Bible Story” quilts—one is in the Smithsonian, the other in the Boston Fine Arts Museum.
7. What is the purpose of the “groove” on a needle?
8. The first cotton prints in America were made by John Hewson between 1778 and 1780—what were they called?
9. True or False: it is better to machine quilt on the bias first and then with the grain last?
10. The thimble is thought to have originated in what European country?
11. Selvage runs parallel to what grain in fabric?
12. Susan B. Anthony did what at a church quilting get-together in Cleveland?
13. Does bobbin tension vary with the type of thread used?
14. Superstition: You should not quilt at all on what day of the week?
15. What is finger pressing?
16. Polyester batting was first marketed in the United States in 1955 by what company?
17. When she wrote the book How to Make an American Quilt, how many years had Whitney Otto been a quilter?
18. In reference to quilting, what is meant by the term “loft?”
19. “Gunboat quilts” refer to what?
20. Name a stitch typically found on a Victorian crazy quilt.
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