Title

Traditions in Quilting: A Comparison of the Meaning of Quilts and Quilting Across Amish, African-American, and Hmong Cultures

Start Time

15-11-2002 3:00 PM

End Time

15-11-2002 4:15 PM

Abstract

As an occupation, quilting is steeped in powerful meaning for a given quilter, their family, and their broader culture. Quilting serves utilitarian purposes, as well as provides opportunities for quilters and members of their culture to express values, beliefs, and ideals. Quilting has served as a primary occupation for women across many generations of cultures, allowing for the provision of comfort to the family, the expression of ritual and cultural beliefs, and the expression of political and social statements.

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Traditions in Quilting: A Comparison of the Meaning of Quilts and Quilting Across Amish, African-American, and Hmong Cultures

As an occupation, quilting is steeped in powerful meaning for a given quilter, their family, and their broader culture. Quilting serves utilitarian purposes, as well as provides opportunities for quilters and members of their culture to express values, beliefs, and ideals. Quilting has served as a primary occupation for women across many generations of cultures, allowing for the provision of comfort to the family, the expression of ritual and cultural beliefs, and the expression of political and social statements.