quilt Definitions


a quilted skirt worn by women.


to construct something, such as clothing, using the same technique.

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  • there is a quilt in that beautiful space called “faces.” when heather and i met this artist in upstate new york, we saw this inspirational quilt that she created. when we got this office space across the street, i knew that i had to have that quilt. it became my feng shui cure; i knew that it would welcome a host of helpful, supportive people into our space, into our lives. everydayhealth.com

  • while some 18th-cent. examples are extant, the american quilt as art and craft is largely a 19th-century phenomenon. dozens of traditional patchwork patterns have evolved, such as sunburst, sawtooth, log cabin, schoolhouse, and bear's paw, and have continued in use well into the 20th cent. the quilts of certain american groups are especially compelling works of art. among the most notable of these were made by the amish (particularly c.1870–1935) who created utilitarian quilts with geometric designs in areas of unpatterned color—deep, vibrant, and close-toned—now much sought after by collectors. the victorian period marked the popularity of the crazy quilt, in which asymmetrical designs were made of patches of various textiles in a multiplicity of sizes and shapes often connected by decorative stitching. factmonster.com

  • the deployment of one single national immunization registry is not feasible at this time. it is not technical, it is political, and it is also financial. the best that we can hope for in the next five to ten years is to quilt together individual state registries into a regional registry, and allow sharing between different states. hhs.gov

  • america is not like a blanket - one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. america is more like a quilt - many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven and held together by a common thread. the white, the hispanic, the black, the arab, the jew, the woman, the native american, the small farmer, the businessperson, the environmentalist, the peace activist, the young, the old, the lesbian, the gay and disabled make up the american quilt. infoplease.com

  • show students the “all american medley” quilt. ask students to identify the symbols of the united states that appear on the quilt (the liberty bell, the bald eagle, the flag, fireworks, popular american foods, figures representing the diversity of the american people, and so on). you may need to help students identify symbols not already covered in discussion of the primary source set. ask students why they think this quilt was made. explain that the quilt might have been designed to show the quilt maker’s pride in america. ask students how they feel about living in the united states. challenge students to create their own design for a quilt that uses american symbols to show how they feel. loc.gov

  • "mosaicism is a little like a quilt. the quilt has lots of different patterns on it, and that's what we potentially think is going on with some embryos," explained feinberg, also director of ivf programs at reproductive associates of delaware. "that doesn't mean the quilt is not functioning or working well. there are biological prophecies in embryos that we don't fully understand." medicinenet.com

  • "our incremental, fragmented, and incomplete health insurance system means that different americans have different access to healthcare on the basis of their income, employment status, age, and sex. the decision in hobby lobby unravels only one more thread, perhaps, but it tugs on a quilt that is already inequitable and uneven." medpagetoday.com

  • every wednesday morning, i watch the sun rise though sliding glass doors, reluctantly peel back layers of comforter and quilt, and stumble out of bed to make coffee. i peer blearily at a textbook, yawn profusely, and occasionally label a diagram. at 7 am, i take a shower, pack a lunch, and set off for pbl, […] merckmanuals.com