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America Quilts
A Century of Quilts:  America in Cloth


Quilting Quiz

  1. What do the following refer to: Chain, Feather, Herringbone, Outline?
    Quiltmaking patterns
    Appliqué patterns in popular use from the 1840s - 1860s
    Stitches found on Crazy Quilts

  2. Foundation blocks are found in which group of patterns?
    Log Cabin, Pineapple, Press Piecing
    Dresden Plate, Sun Bonnet Sue, Rose of Sharon
    School House, Star of Bethlehem, Ocean Waves

  3. What form of quilting originates in Laos?
    Molos
    Pan Dau
    Trapunto
    Sashiko
    Palampores

  4. Who is the inventor of the sewing machine?
    Elias Howe
    Isaac Singer
    Richard Sears

  5. Which term does not belong?
    Garden Maze
    Lattice
    Binding
    Sashing

  6. Which of the following quilt patterns is not thought of as in vogue in the 1930s?
    Drunkard's Path
    Grandmother's Flower Garden
    Double Wedding Ring
    Dresden Plate

  7. For what is the International Quilt Association known?
    Honoring a quilter every year who has made a difference in the quilting world
    Sponsoring the World's Largest Quilt Show
    Holding an annual conference in which over 250 classes and lectures are offered
    All of the above

  8. What do the following have in common: Echo, Stipple, Meander, Crosshatch?
    Quiltmaking techniques
    Quilting patterns
    Methods of joining patchwork

  9. Where might one find the Language of Flowers?
    Baltimore Album Quilts
    Crazy Quilts
    Appliqué Quilts
    All of the above

  10. What innovation in quilting was introduced at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia?
    The Crazy Quilt
    The first electric iron
    Rotary Cutters

  11. What do these things have in common: Hand of Friendship, Duck's Foot in the Mud, Bear's Paw?
    They are the names of square dance movements.
    They are the titles of Victorian children's stories.
    They are different names for the same patchwork pattern.
    They were popular appliqué patterns during the late 1800s.

  12. What are the following names: Turkey Red, Indigo Blue, Double Pink, Nile Green?
    Crayola crayon colors
    Watercolor paint colors
    Rainbow Brite's friends
    Fabric colors

  13. What characterizes a "summer spread?"
    light colors
    no backing
    no batting
    smaller than bed quilts, made to be used as picnic cloths

  14. What do the following have in common: Baby Block, Thousand Pyramids, Trip Around the World?
    Children's toys/games
    Patterns of Asian origin
    One-patch patchwork patterns

  15. Which quiltmaking technique has always been done by machine?
    Seminole Patchwork
    Prairie Points
    Miniature Quilts

  16. What characteristics are associated with Folk Art Quilts?
    They are made by people who have had no artistic training.
    They are made for visual impact, not quiltmaking excellence.
    They have a spontaneity about them, often containing whimsical elements.
    They have crudely shaped design elements.

  17. What do the following have in common: Diamond in the Square, Bars, Center Square?
    Types of cookies
    Amish quilt patterns
    Square-dancing formations
    All of the above

  18. What do the following have in common: Charm Quilts, Scrap Quilts, Postage Stamp Quilts?
    Popular quilt styles in the early 1900s
    Patterns were obtained through mail order sources
    Quilts that used a wide variety of fabrics
    Quilts that were tied as opposed to quilted

  19. Which of the following is created by a series of fabric folds to make an origami-type pattern?
    Attic Window
    Cathedral Window
    Doves in the Window

  20. What are the following: Tapestry, Crewel, Upholstery, Quilting?
    Types of yarn
    Types of fabric
    Types of needles
    Types of scissors

  21. Which term does not belong?
    Border
    Prairie Point
    Piping
    Scallop

  22. What are the following: Bodkin, Boot Spur, Emery Pouch?
    Articles of clothing
    Sewing tools
    Quilting Patterns

  23. Where is "Quilt City, USA"?
    Houston, Texas
    Lowell, Mass.
    Kutztown, Pa.
    Paducah, Ky.

 

   

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